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Cereal Box Guitar, CBG, see what I did there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart Jan 27. 5 Replies

SO just for fun I thought  I would make a Cereal Box Guitar out of the big boxes we get at BJ's, but I want to also wood grain the box. So by the time I buy wood graining tools, two colors of paint,…Continue

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Bought amp, don't have clue!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Mar 16. 50 Replies

I've looked back through my posts but can't find who sent me link to buy this amp board, so I have it , came w/o any instructions and two of the connections are only marked in Chinese. Any help on…Continue

Battery amp speakers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart Dec 24, 2016. 41 Replies

Will automotive aftermarket speakers work well with the little battery powered amp circuits? I see them all the time at thrift shops for cheap, but the usually have really high wattage ratings. Will…Continue

 

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Kigar replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"It plays clean but pretty modest volume straight in, but with a pedal as a preamp you get both a boost in volume and the effect of the pedal."
Mar 16
Anthony Tucker replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Did you use a preamp?"
Mar 16
Kigar replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Thanks, the amp was just like the one at the top of this discussion."
Mar 15
Anthony Tucker replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Very nice,  what type of amplifier did you use?"
Mar 15
Ron Lutz replied to Bluesheart's discussion saved from landfill in the group DUMPSTER DIVER'S MUSIC UNION
"Faaaaaantastic!!   I really like the clean lines.  Simple but elegant.  Great job."
Mar 14
David McQueen replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Can't get them here in Canada reliably either. I am just using pine boards glued and screwed with black drywall screws. Looks rustic yet finished at the same time."
Mar 14
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"very nice! i cant seem to get wooden boxes in Brisbane, well not at a reasonable price."
Mar 14
David McQueen replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Thanks fot this."
Mar 10
Anthony Tucker replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"That is a good idea.  For this build want to keep it as simple as possible and was hoping to use the power supply i already have since I am still very new to all of this. If this one is successful i am going to attempt to use the tube preamp…"
Mar 10
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"are you talking about combining the 2 outputs of the preamp board to feed into a mono power amp section? 100k pot with channel 1 on one outside leg and the other channel going to the other outside leg and take the output to the amp from the centre…"
Mar 10
Anthony Tucker replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"OK this is what I have decided to go with. I will build it into my amp enclosure. It is 12V DC so I can use the the same power supply. I should have it this weekend and I will post pics when I start the build"
Mar 9
David McQueen replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Actually, we are probably close to the same currencywise. I am in $CD which has kind of turned into a black hole compared to $US with the price of oil tanking. I will be putting together an order soon. Question: If I go this route, I should probably…"
Mar 9
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"interesting find there David. certainly has potential. if i can decipher the chinglish i think this can run from 9 v or 12 v. seems to have a volume out and reverb controls and 2 x 1/4"inputs. if you can afford it it is worth a try at…"
Mar 9
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"wrong way to look at it. you can get wall warts that output AC. you could try to find one with 12V AC output feed that to the preamp and also feed that into a 4 diode rectifier then add a few Caps to filter it then feed the resulting ~ 16 V DC to…"
Mar 9
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David McQueen replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Darn ... You actually know what you are doing. Before the discussion on preamps, I was looking at using the 35watt per channel directly, just as I am the 15 watt per channel amp. I think hey are by the same manufacturer. I really like the sound from…"
Mar 8

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This thing

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:30am 7 Comments

I guess as far as addictions go this is not a bad one to have. I had surgery yesterday morning and was in the cellar laying out out a rat rod build last night. Now I'm up early and since I'm off work, guess what I'm anxious to get back to??  I don't have much in the way of power tools so not too concerned about being doped up a bit, feeling creative somehow.

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At 11:47pm on August 11, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Thanks for the friend request Bluesheart - gladly accepted - still can't get over your great vocals and playing - keep on keepin on brother and stay well.

At 8:57am on August 10, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Good Morning Bluesheart

Hey man great music - nice vocals and playing - wanted to say Thank You for your comment on the changes made to Black Brick House due to Uncle John's suggestion - I really appreciate all you guys and your constructive criticism and good eyes 

At 1:34pm on August 6, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Thank you for the comment Bluesheart, if you check the latest photos of the Black Brick House you will see a great improvement as I took Uncle Johns suggestion to heart and made the necessary change to the bridge support and it changed the whole dynamics/looks of the build to a much cleaner and better looking CBG - Glad to hear you are doing ok after the heart attack - just took a look through your pictures - you do some nice work and the songs you do are good as well - have a great day

At 7:06am on April 24, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Bluesheart

At 7:02am on April 15, 2016, Nhirvana said…
Thanks Bluesheart. I'm having a ton of fun building these things!
At 6:45pm on April 3, 2016, Nhirvana said…
Hey Bh, I don't know about impedance, but they make a pill for that. I have a very basic understanding of electronics, I read this instructable:

http://m.instructables.com/id/Convert-Any-Radio-Into-a-Guitar-Amp/

. It's pretty easy as long as the radio has a volume "pot" and not micro switches. It's such a cool, easy thing to do. And its seemless, you barely notice the jack. It's cool that the radio will still work normally too!
At 3:39pm on February 6, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Bluesheart,it turned out well considering I picked up the wrong can and sprayed it gloss black instead of clear lacquer

At 11:00am on January 14, 2016, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Hi Bluesheart. Well I just came to check out your page after seeing you around the site and wow you've got some awesome music. Great harmonica, really strong vocals and, of course, that CBG rounds everything off and ties it together wonderfully. Lovely stuff indeed. Thanks for sharing with us :)

At 3:37pm on January 9, 2016, Bristol Blue said…

Hi Bluesheart ,good to meet you too :-)                                                     Just checked our your Dulcimer video , sounds real nice .... John Boy had a Dulcimer on season 1 of the Waltons ,though I bet he bought his at Ike Godsey's store lol :-D

At 8:37pm on November 23, 2015, Darryl Tuttle said…

would like to see pics of the rat rod as it progresses,,,,weirdest build i saw was a manure spreader made into a rat rod...think there are pics of it online somewhere

 
 
 

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