Joe Williams
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amps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lazylefteye Nov 8. 5 Replies

Anybody use any amp simulator software to play through a PC?Continue

Resonaror cover

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Sep 9. 10 Replies

Other than appearance, there is no particular reason to use a cover over a recessed, Lightning type cone, is there?Continue

Resonator conversion.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Williams Aug 6. 8 Replies

I plan to convert an acoustic guitar to a resonator. I'm choosing between a right side up angelfood cake pan or an inverted stainless mixing bowl for a resonator. Any experience or thoughts out there?Continue

Convert old radio to amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jul 5. 11 Replies

I am interested in a project of converting an old boom box to an amp. I can see how to easily wire into the volume pot on a twist knob control. How would you do it on a slider?Continue

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Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp kit. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yep a lot of builders do that I've seen I guess it saves on leads and extra box to cart around ."
Nov 9
Joe Williams replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp kit. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"So the little 2.5 w should go a little longer. Thinking of just building it, including the speaker, right into the body of the instrument."
Nov 9
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp kit. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yep sorry its every ready gold"
Nov 9
Joe Williams replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp kit. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"9V battery?"
Nov 9
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp kit. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have 5 w and I get 2.5to 3 hrs of continual play depends on your grade of battery you buy I use Druacell gold hope that helps my gitty amp is a Delta twin ."
Nov 9
Joe Williams added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Amp kit.

If anybody out there has used one of the little 2.5 watt amp kits sold here, how long do the batteries last?See More
Nov 9
Mike Reilly liked Joe Williams's discussion amps
Nov 8
Lazylefteye replied to Joe Williams's discussion amps
"Scuffham S-Gear is really good. Not cheap, but you can get some nice sounds out of it. Responds more like a real amp than other amp sims that I have tried."
Nov 8
Joe Williams replied to Joe Williams's discussion amps
"Last night, I took one of those thick felt thingies you stick under furniture legs and stuck it over the piezo. Much better."
Nov 2
JL replied to Joe Williams's discussion amps
"depends on the type of noise, a piezo pickup is a bit hot for the mic input on a computer, and unpadded piezos are notorious for picking up handling noise and wound-string-sliding noises."
Nov 2
Joe Williams replied to Joe Williams's discussion amps
"I'm completely new to this electricity stuff. Finally got it to play through the computer with no new software. Way to much string noise. Is this likely due to the unpadded piezo stuck under the bridge?"
Nov 1
Timothy Hunter replied to Joe Williams's discussion amps
"i have tried guitar rig 5. very impressive noises come out of the speakers.... and it has lots of effects to add as well.  not cheap though. https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/guitar/guitar-rig-5-pro/ i use it with a…"
Nov 1
Joe Williams posted a discussion

amps

Anybody use any amp simulator software to play through a PC?See More
Oct 31
Richard Dean replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amplification in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"nope, I know some do that, but I just stick it to the surface I want it to pick up the best, most deaden it a little to avoid picking up background sounds like touching the strings, bumping the neck, but I don't think most piezo are all that…"
Oct 23
Joe Williams replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amplification in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Simply stuck down or embedded in some kind of "deadening" substance?"
Oct 23
Richard Dean replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amplification in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"my mistake, simple answer, if room under the cone in the center where the saddle will rest, piezo there"
Oct 23

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50+
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I've built all kinds of stringed instruments. No CBGs yet and nothing electric. Looking to broaden my horizons.

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