bench equipment recommendations for newbie - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Live Sound > Instruments and Amps

Instruments and Amps Everything that makes music, Especially including instrument amps.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th March 2007, 09:36 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Default bench equipment recommendations for newbie

Hello, I'm just getting into diy guitar electronics. So, I have a multimeter and soldering iron(s). What other equipment do I really need? Yeah, it's a big broad question but I have to start womewhere. Oscilloscope? What min/max specs should I be looking for in an oscilloscope that'll work for audio electronics(guitar effects and amps, noise, wave shapes, etc)? There's lots on Ebay. What should I be looking for? What other equipment will I need? Build or buy? Thanks for the help!
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2007, 01:10 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
you'll need a signal generator -- the Heath IG18's or 5218 were very good but have become a bit pricey -- a power supply like a HP6205 is good to start with, particularly if you are going to work with opamps -- when you start building higher power amplifiers you will need a bigger supply. Used Lambda power supplies with equal or better ratings are also out there -- I donated a bunch of these to an EE lab at my alma mater.

Heathkit or Eico stuff was pretty good quality -- and almost every single part can be replaced (unlike the pricier HP and Tektronix stuff.) Additionally the manuals are readily available.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2007, 04:07 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
thanks jackinnj! Anybody else have some advice/recommendations? Thanks
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bench PSU sorenj07 Tubes / Valves 5 19th February 2007 11:53 PM
What Test Equipment Do You Have On Your Bench?? ultra-lo-fi Everything Else 56 14th June 2005 03:47 PM
Recommendations for test equipment jmikes Multi-Way 3 16th November 2004 08:21 PM
Soldering equipment recommendations? geolemon Solid State 60 4th June 2004 05:58 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:55 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2