Jim Saraceno
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My first electric CBG....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Aug 12. 5 Replies

I have always striven for my CBGs to play well acoustically with the ability to amplify them with piezo pickups. this is my first stab at an electric guitar. I'm pretty stoked.Here is my Cohiba…Continue

Gitty amp kit and pre-amp...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter May 17. 8 Replies

Has anyone ever combined a Gitty amp kit with their EQ-7545R pre-amp?I just did a mock up of using both together and I love the way it sounds but I haven't figured out how to combine them into one…Continue

Problem with EQ-7545R Pre-amp...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Saraceno May 12. 12 Replies

I am trying to make a pre-amp/equalizer for my guitars with piezo pickups. I ordered an EQ-7545R pre-amp, I did the Shane Speal hack of cutting the rod piezo off and soldering on a 1/4" jack. When I…Continue

Matching speaker resistance ratings...

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jan 4. 6 Replies

What happens when you don't match the speaker resistance with the amp output resistance?My amp kit has an 8 ohm output and it came with an 8 ohm speaker. I pulled a couple of speakers out of an old…Continue


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At 5:42pm on February 26, 2017, gary herget said…

Great to have you for a friend Jim, maybe we will see you at the club someday.

At 6:04am on January 13, 2017, dave price said…
Usually amp designs have safety factor in the output impedance they can handle. What you have to remember is if you connect a lower impedance speaker your amp will be drawing more current. The output stage (transistors /ic ) will be running hotter, and without sufficient heat sinking could cause the output stage to fail during long periods of use. Higher impedance usually means lower output power.
At 9:22pm on October 30, 2015, john w said…

Jim -  I saw your comment re back angle on the neck.  My purpose is to give me enough height at the bridge to fit my adjustable bridge (I posted a little article on that awhile back - although others have come up with much more refined designs) and ease the tediousness of set up.  Its not necessary if you can use a lower bridge.


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