I bought the C.B. Gitty amp kit... https://www.cbgitty.com/amplifier-kits-parts/great-2-5-watt-parts-o...
I'm very disappointed with it. It has a terribly shrill sound with all treble and no base. There is a pot to adjust the gain but nothing to adjust the tone. Does anyone have any clue if you can add a tone pot to this kit?
For about 2/3 the price, I could have bought another Honeytone amp and just tore the parts out and installed them in cigar box. It would have more volume, better overdrive and a sound knob.
Shane Speal has a video here somewhere of the preamp made pedal style. These preamps are very inexpensive.
another simple lil trick , get a new box , cut a hole out about half as small as the speaker . mount the speaker inverted on the outside of the box (blowing in ). it then acts as a bass box , and adds a much bigger/ warmer sound . drill a few small sound holes if needed .. just a couple like 2 or 3 tuner size holes . .
you will be surprisingly impressed..
I used a 6 bottle wood wine box and put two 4.5 inch speakers in with the 2.5 artec. Sounds fine, but if you run the guitar input through a little smokey into this thing, it becomes a monster!! Pix on my page in the forum.
Somewhere on here and/or facebook is a video Shane did building a gitty amp and he used 2 speakers and really sang the praises of that mod.
So I added an EQ-7545R pre-amp to the Gitty amp kit and it sounds great! You can read on another post how I wired the two together... http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/gitty-amp-kit-and-pre-amp
a 1x3 cabinet will not have as much bass as a 4x10 or 2x12 cabinet, much the same way your mp3 player's earbuds won't have the same bass as a 15" woofer on your home theater sound system.
but then the fun is in the building. I've done 2 rainy day projects to entertain the kids/grandkids building their own CBAmp with the Gitty Kit and we put dual speakers in each and they were thrilled that they made it themselves and they work and live up to their expectations. I'm looking for the right box now to build one for me with 4 speakers (2 series pairs, the pairs in parallel,