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Old 26th July 2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Easy Simple guitar amp/preamp?

I am looking to build my first amp and/or guitar pedal...what would the best one be or waht are some simple ones out there that are easy to build and cheep to make(i dont have a set budget, but i dont want it to cost too much). I am looking for an amp that is like a 'mini' one that just has a vew watts(like a practice amp). also if its a practice one are there any out there that can be ran off of batteries? What about guitar pedals? A distortion one would be nice but any info would be greatly appreciated

also, can this stuff all be purchaced at radio shack?
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Old 26th July 2004, 07:40 AM   #2
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There's probably some useful info for you on THIS site, by Rod Elliott.
We will pay the price, but we will not count the cost...
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Old 23rd August 2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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Default Here's the one you want to build man


There and this link also which is on that page:


It's said to be like shoving a 12AX7 in your guitar!!
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Old 6th September 2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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Default Great links ...

here are my picks for good, easy and relatively cheap d.i.y. low-watt-tube-amp's-projects.

Adam Alpern's Micro-Champ

In the kit dept., the Gilmore Jr. is hard to beat...

Sorry i do not have the links but, a Google search should do you well...

Good luck!
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Old 8th September 2004, 09:44 PM   #5
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Default Building Vacuum Tube Guitar Amps 1 and 2...

By good neighbour Tino Zottola is a must...

E-Bay it for 19.95 each...
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Old 14th September 2004, 04:45 PM   #6
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Default You've been warned!

Gary Gilmore is to be avoided. From personal experiece I can attest that he is excellent at taking funds and impossible to get product out of.

Fourteen months afer funds cleared, I am still waiting for a Gilmore Jr. A search on the web will find quite a few comments where people consider Gary to be just another scamming low life. Several mail fraud cases have apparently been filed against him and his company.

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Old 14th September 2004, 05:28 PM   #7
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You must really hate this guy...............
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Old 14th September 2004, 06:47 PM   #8
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No ill feelings toward him or his business. Just another one of those vendors that come off the active list and doesn't receive free advertising.

You should actually thank him Jam, if he had supplied the amp you would have been forced to listen to me play guitar; which is kinda like being forced to endure Vogon Poetry.

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Old 14th September 2004, 09:38 PM   #9
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Default i'm sorry to hear that...

i build from scratch so i do not have any experience dealing with the man...
but his kits look good on paper.

I like .5 to 3 watts amps, for you can dial in clean or dirty with a slight rotation of old volume knob.

I think Guyatronic now sell his kits...

Folks should know that you can have a good pedal sound, without a pedal, for the price of...a pedal.
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Old 28th September 2004, 09:06 AM   #10
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Certainly lots of support at ampage.org

They also have meny valuable link to other great sites like London Power and AIken Amps, as well as the afore mentioned AX84.
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