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CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert jones on Monday. 11 Replies

Just wondering what the 2.5 w amp board from cbgitty sounds like when distorted. Ive tried other chipmamps and some distort nicely e.g. LM386, but others do not e.g TDA2003.

How many strings on bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Key Jan 29, 2019. 12 Replies

And what notes or gauges for a CC bass?

What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 20, 2018. 5 Replies

Ive made amps using other modules but what do the CBGITTY ones sound like especially when overdriven? A lot of solid state amps do not distort nicely. I have several tins and boxes crying out to be…Continue

 

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robert jones replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"I use the battery pack from an RC car to power mine. Rechargeable, 9.6v, molex connector for easy charging/switch out, and I get about 5 hours of play time at full volume between charges."
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Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"Any idea of the max power supply voltage of the Psycho Knob? Thinking if building one into a DIY power amp which needs at least 12v"
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Fergus Lester replied to bizzaro guitaro's discussion Psycho knob install in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Also does anyone know the max voltage for the psycho knob? Artec website says it can work down to 5V but no max is given. My amp can use 8-18V."
Jan 31
Fergus Lester replied to bizzaro guitaro's discussion Psycho knob install in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Hope its OK to resurrect this thread. I installed the psycho knob in my amp and yes it does suck a battery dry pretty quickly when its shared with the power amp. Especially on the highest setting which gives me a nice lo-fi fuzz effect, albeit…"
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Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!Remember that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is the one-stop shop for all of your CBG Electronics needs!See More
Jan 31
Paul Craig replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"You can use 2 9volt batteries in parallel(both hot wires together and both ground wires together) for longer play time or get a walwart with high miliamp output. Unfortunately, the walwarts may cause problems with unwanted noise."
Dec 9, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"Good results I think. Sound clips with each of the psycho settings from 0 to 4. Listen to Psycho knob 1.m4a by Fergus Lester on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/fergus-lester-103857150/psycho-knob-1-m4a"
Dec 7, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"Looks like the psycho along with the amp can drain the battery pretty fast. Admittedly using rechargeable 9v battery which doesn't have much capacity. Might use external 9v power supply instead"
Dec 4, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion s/s lm386 draw amp,
"LM386 makes a great low power amp. Surprisingly loud with the right speaker. Your build is also a lovely piece of furniture into the bargain."
Dec 3, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"I've ordered a Psycho Knob. If my TDA2003 power amp already uses up to 0.5A, would I need a 2nd 9v battery to power both?"
Nov 29, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"Psycho knob on the way! The cost of this simple little amp is gradually creeping up but then I'm learning a lot in the process. Money spent on education is seldom wasted !"
Nov 23, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"For now I think I'll keep the tube chassis in there. It's the safest place to store it. I do know someone who an rebuild the valve chassis, it's all intact but that's a project for another day. I did consider turning it into a…"
Nov 12, 2019
Paul Craig replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"A lot of these amps come with a block type gain pot on the board to set the gain level. You can remove them and wire in a regular gain pot for accessible control. I think some of the amps come with instructions on how to do that mod if they…"
Nov 12, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"Yes that sounds like what I'm after but am curious to know how it sounds without the psycho knob. In my Marine Band amp I have a TDA2003 amp board which sounds OK clean but not distorted so am considering changing the electronics."
Nov 12, 2019
BrianQ. replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"No need to move, all good, it’s already here? Here’s Shane’s article about the gitty 2.5 watter, complete with sound demos, hope this helps? https://www.guitarworld.com/blogs/build-this-simple-diy-guitar-amp-kit"
Nov 11, 2019
Fergus Lester replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Lovely old Pye valve radio which was made in Ireland maybe 1960's. A full rebuild is beyond my skills as its full of old oil and paper capacitors which need replacing. Then there's the potentially lethal voltages. and the fact that…"
Nov 11, 2019

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