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Old Radio Guitar Amps

This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.

Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into awesome sounding and really cool guitar amps.

there are several directions you can go in this area of amplification, you can hack and convert the existing electronics,(provided the radio still works.)

Or if you have a broken radio, CBG Gitty Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join in. You can convert any old radio  nifty 1950's and 60's radio bodies for that awesome retro look and feel....They will match your cigar box guitar and really are a joy to play!

If you would like to study this topic more

visit the website

http://radio-guitar-amps.blogspot.com/

Anyone can do it, give it a try, find and old radio and follow along

 Here is an example of the great tone that can be found in a old radio.

 

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Comment by Dave Lynas on February 9, 2017 at 2:53pm
Looks like just the group for me. I need help... But I have a stack of radios!
Comment by Sean R. Thornton on September 3, 2016 at 10:53pm

This is perfect! I just picked up a Sears Silvertone 1966 tube radio at the local thrift store for $4.50!! My first thought when I saw it on the shelf was CIGAR BOX GUITAR AMP...

Comment by John on May 9, 2016 at 10:09pm

Blind Lemon Cello - Sweet. They are HARD to beat! 

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on May 4, 2016 at 8:10pm

Cool JohnMan! Love those EVJ's & Kustom 5 watt amps. Check out my tower of tone.

Comment by John on May 4, 2016 at 6:57pm
Comment by John on May 2, 2016 at 10:20pm

Sweet

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on April 14, 2016 at 7:08am

Nice find, Bluesheart.

Comment by Bluesheart on April 13, 2016 at 11:26pm

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on February 19, 2016 at 5:24pm

SWEET, Farmer Ted!!

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on February 19, 2016 at 8:18am

This was an RCA Little Nipper II tube radio which I converted to a guitar amplifier. I removed the old stained grill cloth and tuner dial, and installed a fresh grill cloth. It has my hand wired LM386 amp circuit installed, with a little something extra.

I added a small vintage vacuum tube to the perf board, and installed an LED behind it. When the amp is turned on, the LED lights up to create the illusion that the vacuum tube heaters are glowing. But the vacuum tube is not a part of the circuit.

 

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hey guys just alittle info please

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