Hi Joe, thanks for requesting to be friends. I haven't had a lot of time to really study your work, but while watching your slide show what I see is cool. I like the amp. I just finished my 1st build. Now I'm putting everything together for a couple amps and a 3 string. Wish me luck.
I looked at Keni's lesson CD's. I do ops analyst work on IBM mainframes all day-don't even have a working computer at home-where my CBG is-his stuff doesn't run on DVD players....oh well, I'll find something
Is your CB amp a lm386 kit? I got two of those to use in CB amp projects-wimped out and got a Peavy instead. That however lead to intrest in T-amps and Gaiclone kits.
I bought a T-amp (pmacaudio.com) for some Fostex 206 horns I built. I aslo bought a Gaiclone 3886 kit (chipamp.com) I haven't got up the nerve to sodder it yet. It looks similar to your CB amp internals. Any tips/suggestions on that kind of build.
Hi there Joe,
the bass in the photos is purely an experiment. The neck and body was made from two lengths of chep pine that were old bed laths. there is no angle to the neck and neither was it profiled. The tuners are old bass guitar ones. The cigar box is there to provide a resonant chamber for the single piezo disc and to hide the socket for the guitar lead. The neck is fretless whilst the nut and bridge are box wood (I think). The strings are held at the base in a manner favoured by ukulele builders.
Strings are strimmer lines of various thickness and are tuned to standard bass tuning.
Through my trusty old bass amp the instrument sounds good with a deep mellow sound. It is quite easy to play once you have become used to the scale which means the distance in "frets" is twice much greater than a bass guitar as the scale is 104 cm compared to a bass guitar of around 80 cm.
Later in the year I hope tobuild a second version with an angled neck and a hardwood construction.