Ever want to play on AM radio in 1970? This General Electric Model P1873A portable Solid State transistor radio has been hacked and turned into a guitar practice amp. The amp sounds mellow and cool and like playing guitar on AM radio in 1970. The amp overdrives in a nice crunchy way when the volume is turned way up. It's like joining the Kinks or Derek and the Dominos on the radio.

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Comment by 3 String Guitars on December 10, 2011 at 11:28am

I love it!

Comment by 3 String Guitars on December 10, 2011 at 11:28am

Totally rad!...can you post this photo in the new group so all can learn, click below

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/vintage-radios-converted-into-g...

 

i am glad it worked out...I have seen a few of those exact radios on ebay for cheap, I am going to get one...we can be transistor twins!

Comment by SlowHound on December 10, 2011 at 11:00am

John, just try it. With the exception of the small space to work with it's not difficult. I have a few opened up now and the tape players seem to be the easiest ones to tackle. Start with one of those if you can.

Comment by Uncle John on December 10, 2011 at 10:45am

that is cool.  I want to try one, but feel kind of intimidated about it.

Comment by wes carl on December 10, 2011 at 10:40am

thanks  it was the attena  wont hurt a bit

Comment by PapaSimone on December 10, 2011 at 10:38am

Taking advice from Beetle Juice I split a guitar cord and then I hacked around until I found the connection.  I wired a guitar jack to the front of the volume pot.  I then ripped out a thing with lots of wires wrapped around.  Perhaps it was the radio?  or an attenna?  I'm not sure but it stopped the radio from playing and left as just an amp.

Comment by wes carl on December 10, 2011 at 10:27am

too cool *****  show us the inside please

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