Monday, January 25, 2010


My latest winter project is moving right along - a guitar amplifier using a design from the 1950's. This circuit is noted for its "singing" qualities, it isn't really very loud, and in fact I'll be making it with lower voltages- probably only an 8 watt output vs. the usual 12 watts.

In recent years there has been the development of a cottage industry servicing thousands of amp-makers. This particular model, with its unique tone, has been so popular that the original manufacturer has reissued it- with a $2700 price tag! Needless to say, mine will cost considerably less. What can't be figured is the time I'll spend assembling it. This time spent is not a debit, it is completely enjoyable- like a four dimensional puzzle, with the addition of potentially lethal voltages!

By Professor Batty


Blogger Rose said...

You be careful, You.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

The necessity of total concentration is the part of amp building that makes it so rewarding.

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