I went to the craft store with my wife over the weekend and found this box (intended to make a jewelry box). I went home and put this amp together in a matter of hours (most of time was spent waiting for the varnish to dry). Ironically, I had all the rest of the parts on hand. It looks great and sounds pretty darn good. I used one of the amp kits from Cigar Box Junction.

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You can find the amp kits here: https://www.ebay.com/str/cigarboxjunction

And see more DIY videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwIixlr7C6KUbPfAgFP6Sn4D46L0i0CQD

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Comment by Poorness Studios on October 6, 2021 at 11:43am

Thanks Danny. It came out really nice. I impressed myself. LOL.

Comment by Danny Gordon on October 6, 2021 at 11:36am

Awesome project

Comment by Poorness Studios on September 28, 2021 at 5:30pm

Thanks AD!

Comment by A.D.EKER on September 28, 2021 at 3:55pm

Nice Box Kale !

Comment by Poorness Studios on September 28, 2021 at 8:02am

Yes the certainly do. It's a fun little amp.

Comment by Cigar Box Blues on September 28, 2021 at 5:21am

sweet tones, I love small speakers they sound so unique!

Comment by Poorness Studios on September 27, 2021 at 7:02pm

Thanks for checking it out. Unfortunately, it's not very loud Doug. I think it's just the tiny 3" speaker that's the cause of that.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 27, 2021 at 6:45pm

Cool looking little amp Kale! The box shape gives it a retro look; a find for sure. Can you get decent volume without adding in distortion?

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