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Psycho box in my amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Cezanne Apr 3, 2018. 14 Replies

i thought I would be smart and buy the Psycho box from Gitty and install it into my 2.5 watt amp I bought from Gitty.  Also I had found a wiring diagram for wiring in a power adaptor so I could run a…Continue

CBG Stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Mar 14, 2018. 1 Reply

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Cigar Box Amp Power

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Feb 22, 2018. 9 Replies

i bought a 9volt battery Cigar Box amp from CB Gitty.  Is there a way I can solder in…Continue

Strap Button Location

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul W. McGuire Feb 15, 2018. 11 Replies

I'm done with building my CBG now it's on to playing it.  From the pic you can see where I put the strap button.  Bad thing about that location is that the guitar isn't balanced.  As soon as you let…Continue

 

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Paul Cezanne replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"I've built the exact same setup, gitty amp, gitty psycho, works fine. So yeah, something is wrong. I know, that's not much help..."
Apr 3, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"I had a single coil pickup that was very microphonic installed in a hollow body guitar that squealed like a stuck pig. It was good for playing Ted Nugent stuff, but nothing else. I fixed it by wrapping the bottom and sides with some foam. Worked…"
Mar 22, 2018
Paul W. McGuire replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"I think you are right, something from being in the box was causing the problem."
Mar 22, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"Sounds to me like the psycho nob was picking up some interference in the box if it only had a problem in the box and worked ok out of the box.  Making a baffle partition may help. Walwart type Power Supplies can also cause noise in these…"
Mar 21, 2018
wes carl replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"the easiest way to go is the 3 watt guitarfuel board  it has the added effects built in already  they have the scam tics for boots to your amp board  guitarfuel sells a few different versions  i find it easier to use a jumper…"
Mar 20, 2018
Paul W. McGuire replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"I tried that, if the Psycho in the box it cracked, outside of box. No problems. I have great pedals I could use if I wanted a separate pedal. It’s a bad experience, I’m going to try to repIr the box today and cover the places with decals."
Mar 20, 2018
JL replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"One idea, don't remove the psycho knob, instead give it its own input/output jacks so you have the option of bypassing it, daisy-chaining it with your amp, of using the psycho knob only as a pedal for when you plug into the PA system. and you…"
Mar 20, 2018
Maddog replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"Hey Paul, I've had this similar issue with the Artec amps (not the psycho amp) but it is the exact same crackle sound you are getting. It happens when one of two things occurs, if I'm at shows and people decide they're going to see…"
Mar 19, 2018
Paul W. McGuire replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"Final decision, it was a mistake to even try to install the Psycho kit in my amp.  I ended up cutting holes in my beautiful little amp for the desire to have a little more overdrive and more volume.  I’m going to try to repair my…"
Mar 19, 2018
Paul W. McGuire replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"Here’s a video.https://youtu.be/4t6SN7osQT8"
Mar 19, 2018
Paul W. McGuire replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"Hope to have an update later today.  I’m going to un-connect the DC power adaptor completely so everything is working on their each 9v battery and see what it’s like then."
Mar 19, 2018
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Psycho box in my amp
"If you are running both the Gitty amp board AND the Psycho board from the same power adaptor, there may not be enough amperage to power everything...  The pops and cracks might be similar to how some people install car stereo systems that draw…"
Mar 19, 2018
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Psycho box in my amp

i thought I would be smart and buy the Psycho box from Gitty and install it into my 2.5 watt amp I bought from Gitty.  Also I had found a wiring diagram for wiring in a power adaptor so I could run a adaptor like what you do on guitar pedals.  I drew up a wiring diagram and did the install today.  The power side looks like it’s working just fine, but the Psycho Box sounds horrible.  Pops, crackles, just sounds terrible.  I don’t see where anything I did would cause those problems.  I had a…See More
Mar 18, 2018
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