Old Radio Guitar Amps

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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 BeetleJuice! on Tuesday

sold for 4.99 on ebay!

what a steal!...1954 Silvertone

Comment by BeetleJuice! on July 12, 2017 at 1:35pm

How about this!...ebay is king!....there are so many options for the person who wants to create a nifty-50's guitar amp from an old radio.

Comment by BeetleJuice! on May 10, 2017 at 2:00pm

check this out for only a few dollars on ebay

Comment by Dave Lynas on March 19, 2017 at 6:46pm
Wow, thanks John. I got an easy one started today. It's a hi fi amp. Just had to put a guitar Jack where the phono Jack was and wire in a nice 8 inch speaker. I'll make a cabinet to house the two and I'll have it. It sounds great even without a box. Your spirit guided me. Thanks!
Comment by BeetleJuice! on March 19, 2017 at 4:43pm

Thanks, I will take regular photos next one I do, I am looking for a new project soon, so just keep your eyes peeled, I will make the instructions in photo form to follow more easy...John

Comment by Dave Lynas on March 17, 2017 at 9:18pm
I just watched your great intro to hacking the old radios and tape decks. Loved it a second time. Very tantalizing. Wish there were more clear close up shots of the wired connections. I still don't quite have it figured out. I've got some of the right radios but am still timid. But thanks Beetle!
Comment by Dave Lynas on March 17, 2017 at 8:39pm
I'm loving these old radios Beetle. Thanks for the good vibes.
Comment by BeetleJuice! on March 17, 2017 at 6:27pm

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...

 

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