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Old 21st May 2004, 08:53 PM   #1
cuallito is offline cuallito  United States
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Default Super cheap guitar amp kit?

I'm looking for a super cheap and easy to build guitar amp kit. Preferably under $100 bucks. I've searched the forums and I've found some tube kits, but nothing solid state (and probably cheaper!)
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Old 21st May 2004, 10:02 PM   #2
Lee35210 is offline Lee35210  United States
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Last time I looked, you could buy a "Champ" for about 1 and a quarter. Great little tube amp and easy to tweak. Check out silver faced Champs. The solid state versions are probably cheaper. Buy a dead one and build a GainClone in it. Have you considered a PigNose?. I know these are all commercial products, but by the time you buy cabinets, speaker(s) ans asstd parts, you're in tha same if not higher price range. I wouldn't want my wife to know what I spent building a guitar amp so far..............
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Old 21st May 2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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Try this... http://www.apexjr.com/Line6.htm .
Follow the links or Google about it. Looks like a very flexible amp.
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Old 21st May 2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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Your most expensive part will likely be the driver. Check parts express for a guitar driver. I'm not sure exactly the the differences are between a Hi-fi Driver and a guitar driver, I suspect the guitar drivers are meant to be capable of a broad midrange but nothing too low or too high.

Other than that, you could do a chipamp and put a fender/marshall tone control on the front end of it and have a DIY kit for <$30 in circuitry parts leaving you about $70 to work with building yourself a cab. One way to go anyways..
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