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Old Radio Guitar Amps


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.

I am not an expert at amps or electronics, I have dabbled off and on over the years and lately really finding my interest growing in the subject and have decided to put this group together for the more experienced people to join and teach us all...also a place to organize the info found on this site.

if you would like to study this topic more

visit the website



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

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 you can convert new cigar box guitar amp kits that are for sale and just use the nifty 50's  radio bodies for that awesome retro look and feel....They will match your cigar box guitar and really are a joy to play!


also Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join!

anyone can do it, give it a try, you'll never play name brand again!



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DIY amp question

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Comment by Habanera Hal on January 29, 2015 at 11:41am

Anyone interested, there is a vintage radio show/auction coming up in Houston February 13th & 14th at the Houston Marriott.  Details are here:

Comment by BeetleJuice! on January 29, 2015 at 9:13am

not only yeah....but HELL YEAH!!!!

just saw this on ebay

Comment by BeetleJuice! on January 11, 2015 at 4:49pm

an old arvin I saw on ebay today!

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on December 30, 2014 at 7:22pm

Sweet Airline!!

Comment by BeetleJuice! on December 30, 2014 at 6:31pm

Check it out! I found a new body on ebay

Comment by BeetleJuice! on December 30, 2014 at 6:31pm
Comment by BeetleJuice! on December 24, 2014 at 1:21pm

I love that!

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on December 23, 2014 at 2:21pm

Very cool Gary!!

Comment by Gary Ross on December 23, 2014 at 1:31pm

Not a modded radio as much as a re- purposed case a 1930's Philco with an Esteban G-10 amp and speaker fitted

Comment by Neil Johnson on December 7, 2014 at 10:30pm

I'll give it a go thanks for your help


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