Radios turned Guitar Amps

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Radios turned Guitar Amps

This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.

Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into awesome sounding and really cool guitar amps.

there are several directions you can go in this area of amplification, you can hack and convert the existing electronics,(provided the radio still works.)

Or if you have a broken radio, CBG Gitty Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join in. You can convert any old radio  nifty 1950's and 60's radio bodies for that awesome retro look and feel....They will match your cigar box guitar and really are a joy to play!

If you would like to study this topic more

visit the website

http://radio-guitar-amps.blogspot.com/

Anyone can do it, give it a try, find and old radio and follow along

 Here is an example of the great tone that can be found in a old radio.

 

Website: http://radio-guitar-amps.com/
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Latest Activity: May 15

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Just got a radio/cassette player--My next move--HELP!!

Started by Andy Busch. Last reply by Brendt Evenden Sep 17, 2018. 2 Replies

Sweet Norwegian Transistor Radio - any tips?

Started by Elliott Fisher. Last reply by GARY KNIGHT Mar 25, 2018. 4 Replies

Hitachi Transistor Radio with Tape.

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Comment by Beetlejuice! on May 13, 2018 at 4:53pm

Comment by Beetlejuice! on May 10, 2018 at 11:47am

It's got headlights!...this would be a great little amplifier for cigar box guitar! It's a 1950's Admiral

Comment by Beetlejuice! on April 14, 2018 at 4:27pm

Check this out!

A Silvertone 600 for sale on eBay for 7 bucks.

I don't think this pertectiular radio works, but upon looking inside you can see there is easy access to tap a guitar into and turn it into a guitar amp.

Its old school transistor, this will both play and sound great I am about 90 percent positive this will be a great amp, its got a great size to.

I would not buy this exact one, as it looks like the battery compartment is missing and or leaked out. But if you search out this exact model ( Silvertone 600) I am pretty sure you will have a great little amp for cigar box guitar, and they are not expensive.

Its even got a groovy little handle and cool little looks!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273157711300?ul_noapp=true

Comment by Beetlejuice! on March 29, 2018 at 2:09pm

Burnt transistors!

check out this cool Silvertone body thats for sale on ebay

Comment by sindre sortland on March 25, 2018 at 12:38pm

Hi. I've built an amp into this old Norwegian Tandberg speaker. The speaker was found in a dumpster.

Comment by Beetlejuice! on February 13, 2018 at 11:29am

Whats up Mr. Monday Morning!

ready for a cool guitar amp???

Comment by Beetlejuice! on February 8, 2018 at 8:03pm

Here's one for the vintage fab....last count it was just 14 bucks on eBay!

Comment by Beetlejuice! on November 3, 2017 at 7:02pm

sweet little amp!....I love to see those old things brought back to life!

Comment by Maddog on September 29, 2017 at 11:59am

Thanks BLC!

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on September 21, 2017 at 12:40pm

Sweet amp MD!!

Like the headstock also!

 

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Arvin 8 Transistor AM radio...

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Low volume with your Hacked Radio --- Amp

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