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Discussion in 'DIY Amp Forum' started by childed, Aug 16, 2017.
My little 5watt baby )))
Please be safe with exposed high voltages !
Interesting. What radio did you use? Do you plan to fit it back to the cabinet? Besides safety, a shielded cabinet should help with reducing unwanted noise. I always enjoy conversion amps.
it's old photo.
now it fix on the wood platform.
i use it for a visitors to show them what inside in a guitar amps ))
but somtime i need unsigned sound for guitar.
so i do connect it to the power tract of ampeg v4. the sound is very Hendrixed ))
i don't remember nothing abt radio for it.
Brings some memories. When I started learning the electric guitar, there weren't teachers, guitars, amps, or, in short there was nothing. I sold empty bottles and all kinds of stuff that I got hold of. Finally, with the money literally from scratch, I could buy a cheap (and terrible) home-made strat-like guitar with strings 1/2 inch above the fretboard - plus an old tube radio. Cost me maybe some 30 USD. Traded the guitar for a wrecked Hofner jazz guitar. In order to get a decent rock sound there was still something missing. So, I borrowed my mother's portable radio with a built-in cassette deck. Somehow I managed to connect all those gadgets together - I put both the Play-, Pause and Rec- buttons on and volume knobs to 11 and there it was! The tube radio was broken in 2 days and the cassette deck's rubber roll became elliptic really fast. But the sound was from outer space. I never thought that 40 years later I'd end up playing through a home-made Uraltone amp that looks like an old radio and getting the warmest+sweetest jazz sound I've ever heard.
Is it waterproof/blutooth?
I have a couple of old tube/valve radios in the attic, and would have some fun converting one into a small combo amp. Any help would be appreciated - I would need to begin by removing all the radio parts, just leaving the amp. Then there are things like tone controls to think of...