Hi!So, here's the thing: I got into CBGs and junk-based stringed instruments (cookie tins, metal boxes, scrap wood, etc.) and I LOVE it! I've made a number of guits, and a few are really nice. I've…Continue
"Any speaker more than 2.5 watts will work fine, the speaker that comes with the full kit is 3” and 3 watts. A bigger speaker with higher wattage will give more headroom which will result in a smoother sounding amp? Also, these amps have a low…"
"Hi guys. Again, thanks for the advice. One more Q: the speaker pictured is 8 inches in diameter. Would an Artec rig with an 9 volt battery have enough power to make the speaker work decent? And, would I need to change batteries often?"
"a multimeter will only give you the DC resistance of the voice coil. Impedance is an AC thing .music/sound is an AC signal....
DC resistance will probably be around 6 Ohms. 6.8 for an 8 Ohm impedance speaker if i remember correctly.
"You could buy a pre-wired artec 2.5watt amp board,? All it needs is an enclosure & speaker? I have watched plenty of those “for dummies” videos & most of them are made by “dummies” who also don’t know what…"
"All really helpful guys—thanks. One more Q: where do I look to get instructions on how to use the speaker to build a basic amp? I’m REALLY not good with tech stuff; schematics give me a headache. If there are vids and other “for…"
"yes you can use the speaker without the transformer. just cut the two copper wires coming from the transformer to the speaker tabs and unscrew the transformer from the speaker.
the speaker is just a normal 8 ohm speaker the transformer is there to…"
"Thanks Brian. So, am I to gather that the transformer isn’t a necessary piece of equipment if I’m going to pop it in an amp? And I also gather that when the worker guy gave me that speaker (rather than just pitching it) it was kind of a…"
"Thanks Timothy. I had seen these vids before; good refresher. Sorry, I’m a total dunce about ‘lectronics, but do I need the copper coil/transformer on the speaker to use the speaker? I’ve seen vids where there isn’t one, so I…"
you can actually just tap right into the tape heads positive and negative .....there are a few ways, but don't tear up to much as you will be going to far into it, your just overriding the signal...just remember that!....try not to remove to many parts
Hi Andy ! Thanks ! Glad you like it ! a fire cracker indeed ! That tube amp in your picture show is that a build by You? or some upscure forgotten brand?Like the look of your dark blue airplane can diddley ! Nice whit that spoon string holder !!
Hi there Andy! Yep i glueéd it underneath whit two way's gluei let the plastic ring on the piezo left on, and place the can over the the inbox neck so that it does not touch it so the piece of shopstick for a bridge gives of the sound treu the tin directly to the piezo hole in the tin wire directly to the long shaft inputjack,thanks for asking AB is see on your picture show you like to build of the beaten road yourself there Andy, lets keep up the good work thanks for the like ! Kind Greeetinggssszz A.D.
Hey Andy! I noticed that but he spelled Glen, not Glenn... though folks sometimes make that mistake w. my name. Glen Watt maybe?? I've never built anything quite like that so...? Thanks bro. -Glenn Kaiser