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Old 8th April 2012, 01:43 PM   #1
Xerxes75 is offline Xerxes75  Netherlands
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Default Portable Acoustic guitar/iPhone amp?

There is lot to read about guitar amps but i can't find any good info on DIY acoustic amps. If tried an irig but It is hard to get clear/clean sound out of this.

What I want to build is a portable battery powered amp with speakers to amplify a acoustic guitar and iPhone (at the same time?) for my mother as a gift. I has to clear sounding for the guitar and good sounding when playing the iPhone or both.

He is what I have: an electric acoustic guitar with a fishman preamp inside.
Here is the idea I have so far...a TA2020(family) amp with two full range speakers. A battery pack and a battery loader with safety on overloading the system. A volume pot and a rotary switch.

The questions is have.....do I need a separate preamp to plug in the guitar or is the fishman pre sufficient? Do I need a separate preamp to combine the iPhone and guitar signal. Can I use a TA2020(family) amp. Or do I need to go in a completely different direction with this?

You can gues I am pretty new to this guitar thing and more into hifi stuff. But I have some time on my hand and I thought it would be a nice gift.
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Old 8th April 2012, 09:59 PM   #2
chris661 is offline chris661  United Kingdom
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You'll need some form of seperate pre-amp for the guitar.

Check out the Amplug stuff by Vox.

Still working on the battery side of things, but the amount of noise out of it is surprising.

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