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Nice looking amp.


Nice build, Big Guy. I made a couple of suitcase amps, and a pair of amps from an old Columbia p.a. system clamshell cabinet pair. Always a crowd pleaser!  "Is that an old suitcase?". When they have that old, vintage, used patina they are a great compliment to the cbg's. Love old stuff.

Yes it is. This is my bass one.

Yeah Buddy. I just looked again and saw your awesome cigar box bass. I got tunnel vision checkin' out yer amp! Some of us old guys get locked in on the tree and miss the forest.

Are you using a piezo in your bass?

Yes 2 under under the lid under the bridge. They are so hot. I first strung it with roundwound strings had way too much string noise so I went to a nylon which muted all the noise. I had no volume when I first did it and added a volume pot and about 12 oz of lead weight to balance the nose dive neck which helped alot.

What value pot did you use?

I've been putting my piezo on top a piece of double sided tape to mute some of the noise, works well. Sometimes requires 2 pieces of tape. I always put a piece over the top to stop feedback too.

500k. And I used painters tape

Thanks for that. That tape will work too.


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