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Zenith C845

Just got one, and hoping to figure how to use it for an amp.Switched RCA plug, 'radio' and 'phono'. Gonna run test #2 tonight, not sure if…

Started by James Pobog

1 Nov 22, 2019
Reply by James Pobog

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

Hi! I just bought a radio/cassette tape player at an estate sale.  $1.50, half-off from $3.00.  I want to convert it into an amp.  I've wat…

Started by Andy Busch

3 Aug 25, 2019
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Sweet Norwegian Transistor Radio - any tips?

Hello from Norway! I've just got hold of a lovely old transistor radio that I think will make a great sounding amp: I've not done…

Started by Elliott Fisher

4 Mar 25, 2018
Reply by GARY KNIGHT

Battery valve radios

I understand that mains valve radios are not to be messed with because of the high voltages but are battery valve radios ok for converting…

Started by Bird

6 Nov 22, 2016
Reply by Bird

3 tube 8 watter Valco style amp with swamp sound

I've had real good luck building this Valco 510-11 circuit. For those who would enjoy retrofitting old and good looking vintage cabinets, t…

Started by Doug Christensen

66 Oct 17, 2016
Reply by Doug Christensen

hey guys just alittle info please

hey guys, I just have a question. can any radio be converted into a amp? i have a Arvin Transistor 8. and a Bulova tube radio they both hav…

Started by gregory lazorchak

3 Jul 23, 2016
Reply by Denis U

Hitachi Transistor Radio with Tape.

Hi, I have this Hitachi Transistor Radio in full working order, except for one of the tape drive belts, which I cut to prevent it from runn…

Started by David Wilson

9 Jul 4, 2016
Reply by GARY KNIGHT

Mini Amp - Where Do I make Connections? What is missing?

Hello All, This may not be a Radio Amp, but I came across a circuit board and speaker from a Fender Mini Amp. I thought I could just wire u…

Started by Brian Revels

1 May 13, 2016
Reply by daniel clarke

Car radio Amp

Anyone ever make an amp from a car radio? Got instructions and wisdom from your experience? No idea, just had a notion it may work. 

Started by Orcabait

1 May 10, 2016
Reply by GARY KNIGHT

Question

I am new here and didn't know exactly where to post this question.  Shane Speal said the Roland Cube amp was a good amp.  Do any of you guy…

Started by BILL GRONER

2 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wayne Bigler

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Zenith C845

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by James Pobog Nov 22, 2019. 1 Reply

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

Started by Andy Busch. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Aug 25, 2019. 3 Replies

Sweet Norwegian Transistor Radio - any tips?

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

Battery valve radios

Started by Bird. Last reply by Bird Nov 22, 2016. 6 Replies

3 tube 8 watter Valco style amp with swamp sound

Started by Doug Christensen. Last reply by Doug Christensen Oct 17, 2016. 66 Replies

hey guys just alittle info please

Started by gregory lazorchak. Last reply by Denis U Jul 23, 2016. 3 Replies

Hitachi Transistor Radio with Tape.

Started by David Wilson. Last reply by GARY KNIGHT Jul 4, 2016. 9 Replies

Mini Amp - Where Do I make Connections? What is missing?

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by daniel clarke May 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Car radio Amp

Started by Orcabait. Last reply by GARY KNIGHT May 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Question

Started by BILL GRONER. Last reply by Wayne Bigler Apr 9, 2016. 2 Replies

1962 Silvertone Medalist 3217

Started by Monterey. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Apr 3, 2015. 11 Replies

New jack in an old radio

Started by White Raven. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Mar 30, 2015. 3 Replies

Suitcase Amp

Started by Gary Ross. Last reply by Gary Ross Jan 26, 2015. 4 Replies

Arvin 8 Transistor AM radio...

Started by Corbin. Last reply by Corbin Jan 16, 2015. 11 Replies

Low volume with your Hacked Radio --- Amp

Started by Corbin. Last reply by Corbin Jan 12, 2015. 4 Replies

DIY amp question

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jan 10, 2015. 2 Replies

1964 Philips AM/FM Radio to guitar amp project

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Jan 8, 2015. 4 Replies

Thank you beetle juice!

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by Jim Quinlan Nov 6, 2014. 5 Replies

Preamps

Started by John Newman. Last reply by 3 String Guitars Aug 21, 2014. 3 Replies

Grundig Yacht Boy Radio

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by 3 String Guitars Aug 2, 2014. 1 Reply

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