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Jujo 17th May 2011 11:10 PM

Can I use this as a preamp?
Hi, everyone!
I just found a dead simple schematic for a LM386-based amp - - and was wondering if instead of connecting a speaker to it, I could connect an amp to it and use it as a preamp for a guitar?
If not, can you suggest me any simple schematic for a guitar/bass preamp?

thanks ;)

Minion 18th May 2011 12:35 AM

Yes you can do that ....... The LM386 has a very Lo-Fi sound that some poeple like for guitar but I never really liked them ......


Jujo 18th May 2011 12:36 AM

Well, I'm looking for a simple preamp. Which one would you recommend for this purpose?

Arty 18th May 2011 04:42 PM

an opamp.

Jujo 18th May 2011 07:22 PM

Like what? And is there any diagram that I could use?

Arty 18th May 2011 07:56 PM

Designing Op Amp Audio PreAmplifiers

before you ask, i enterd into google the following keywords:
opamp preamp circuit.
hapy building.
go for split supply at your first prototype, 2 9v batteries in series should be more than enough.

Minion 18th May 2011 11:06 PM

Try this site .... - Index

It is a Forum with a lot of Stomp Box builds with Schematics and layouts etc ....

That is Basicly all you need , just a Preamp with Overdrive and Tone controlls , there are also kits you can buy for a wide variety of different pedals .....


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