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Perdomo baby amp/gear box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young on Thursday. 7 Replies

When our searching for boxes, I found this little jewel for a buck. The liner wood was loose fit, and served as most of the needed pieces to house the baby Gitty amp, and petition off half the box…Continue

Solid wood.box, How thick should the top be for best sound?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young on Wednesday. 11 Replies

So I lucked into a reallllllly cool looking solid wood box that I believe is all mahogany, it’s a Camacho Connecticut 6X60 20 count box, with a very cool looking black face with the scorpion logo.…Continue

Saddle bridge piezo for paint can lid three string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young Oct 6. 4 Replies

when I started building the Tin Pan Alley three string, I knew I wanted to put some kind of pickup in it. I had doubts about a disc piezo, and frankly, as a new builder, wasn’t keen to take the dive…Continue

Build #2, Paint can resonator three string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Oct 3. 3 Replies

Build #2 is nearing completion. Which is to say it’s built and playable in acoustic mode, awaiting electrification.  I’m legally blind, with some residual vision, which pretty much rules out anything…Continue

 

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Joe Caruso replied to Bruce Young's discussion Hello folks. New guy here. in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Hey Bruce - welcome aboard! Lots of info here and any questions don’t hesitate to ask."
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Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"Thanks. I’m legally blind, and use a guide dog. So I either walk or use public transit. I asked myself, if I hang my guitar across my back, how I could get the rest of the stuff minimized to one hand carry so I could walk to the park with my…"
Thursday
David L. replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"Clever use of the space to make it a storage box when not in use.  Great idea!"
Thursday
Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"That should read 10 w tuber."
Thursday
Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"It’s the 3 inch that came with the Gitty 2.5w amp kit. My next amp will likely be a 10 tuber."
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Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"It’s a simple 3” 8 ohm. I bought the Gitty 2.5 amp kit"
Thursday
john keven kemege replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"I’m working on a similar amp project.  May include a preamp and using two lantern batteries instead of a 9-volt battery. A headphone plugin is also another option...  what kind of speaker are you using? great for playing at the park!"
Thursday
Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Solid wood.box, How thick should the top be for best sound?
"I hear you. I’m in an apartment with some very nice neighbors downstairs that go to bed early and get up early, so volume is an issue. But during the day nobody else in the building but me.  So on the electric front, I’m about to do…"
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Korrigan replied to Bruce Young's discussion Solid wood.box, How thick should the top be for best sound?
"Since I play through an amp most of the time (because I like loud) and since when I want to play quietly (like when I'm in a hotel room) I want to play very quietly... I've come to the conclusion that, for me, thickness doesn't…"
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Korrigan replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"Very cool Bruce!"
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BrianQ. liked Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
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BrianQ. replied to Bruce Young's discussion Perdomo baby amp/gear box
"Everything but the guitar, a lot of room in there"
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Perdomo baby amp/gear box

When our searching for boxes, I found this little jewel for a buck. The liner wood was loose fit, and served as most of the needed pieces to house the baby Gitty amp, and petition off half the box for accessories. Sounds good, and it completely enclosed the amp   See More
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Bruce Young's discussion Solid wood.box, How thick should the top be for best sound?
"Hi, I think that's what is called MDF here, man made fibre. Yep it's killer stuff, as in its not good for you. It will give out a fair sound though. Taff"
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Bruce Young's discussion Solid wood.box, How thick should the top be for best sound?
"Hi, I think that's what is called MDF here, man made fibre. Yep it's killer stuff, as in its not good for you. It will give out a fair  sound though.  Taff"
Wednesday
Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Solid wood.box, How thick should the top be for best sound?
"Well, it turns out that big 3/8 inch thick lid isn’t wood after all. So I routed away about half the thickness, down to 3/16 instead of 1/8, a little leary of going too thin with the cardboard. I used the black border inside the lid as a handy…"
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I like building things that are functional, and the beauty of ordinary people figuring out how to make music

Hi folks. New guy here.

inspired by a video of a bass made out of a shovel, I decided to make a slide CBG for my son, the family musician, to expand his horizons. I had enough fun building it, I decided to add a piezo pickup and build an amp. Initially I housed the amp in a small shoebox style box temporarily, then thought what would be better than a tin can amp? For a little added bling I covered the speaker grille end with a plate made out of a cork standoff and an old hard drive disc. The other end of the can features a similar set up on a pivot, allowing battery access and a different sound when left open.  On deck is a paint can three string kit, delayed when it arrived with the wrong hardware.  Though kinda basic stuff from a homemade engineering point of view, these are among my first projects attempted since losing much of my vision over the last few years. Soldering and kerfing a recess with a circular saw with the guard tied back while 90% blind are, shall we say, interesting. But I’m having fun.

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