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Bought amp, don't have clue!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar on Saturday. 16 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

String gauge for short scale?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart Oct 26, 2016. 4 Replies

I'm doing a 6 string electric with parts salvaged from one of those kids sized (1/2 size?) guitars.The scale length is like 21.5 inches.It is a six string electric and I want to be able to use…Continue

 

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"Cool, This looks like an interesting project."
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"neat idea.,,.I was wondering how you were going to do this.,.,all the sitars Iv'e seen had those frets that looked like oval steel rings.,.,this is starting to make sense to me.,.,"
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"Very cool and ambitious(!) project. Great headstock. FWIW: getting the angles I needed on the jawari(s?) to get the sound I wanted took a lot of experimentation/time..http://aacm.org/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/6/what-is-jawaris/p1 "
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More progress on the sitar neck. Upgraded to a bit larger hardwood trim that will create a raised edge for the frets. The drone strings will pass UNDER the frets. This is gonna be a real bitch to glue up correctly!
Saturday
Kigar replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Google translate does a pretty good job.  Even a photo of text on a phone can translate pretty good, usually enough to get the point across. I'd be curious to see any builds with this amp, I ordered one a few weeks ago, probably after…"
Saturday
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"yes. just join the L and R from the stereo plug and connect to the tip of the 1/4 jack. ground to ground... easy. "
Friday
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
" as JL said just bridge the L and R together and use a mono input jack , or you could just have two input jacks as this has enough power... one for git one for a mic... but that way you will need either two preamps or a stereo preamp..."
Thursday
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"in a word ....yes...  leave them in separate boxes that way you could still use this amp as a amp for your phone... or  pop them in the same box . your choice.. "
Thursday
JL replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
"Interesting puzzle, I went looking and found translate.naver.com which lets you draw with the mouse, the Chinese characters and help you translate. the characters in the first picture for the +/- connector by itself translate to Right (with the)…"
Thursday
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion Bought amp, don't have clue!
" this is from the auction you linked. a guitar is not going to drive this without a preamp.it is designed for a mp3 player that has bigger output than a guitar.it an AUX input. you will need something with 20db gain as the preamp . "
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Bought amp, don't have clue!

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 how to use this as  a CBG amp would be appreciated!here is where it came from> http://www.ebay.com/itm/131832286247?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT…See More
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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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