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What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 20. 5 Replies

Ive made amps using other modules but what do the CBGITTY ones sound like especially when overdriven? A lot of solid state amps do not distort nicely. I have several tins and boxes crying out to be…Continue

 

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Fergus Lester replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion How to electrify a harmonica for hands-free playing
"Clip on mic a few inches from the front. If too close, it will pick up the nearest holes more than others. Neil Young on 'Rust Never Sleeps' seems to have 2 mics mounted on his rack. Some sort of Piezo might work but again it might pick up…"
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Fergus Lester replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion The most versatile but overlooked guitar pedal. Graphic EQ.
"been meaning to get one to boost and shape the output on acoustics with soundhole pickups. You can get Behringer and Artec ones for very little money"
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Fergus Lester replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Cookie Tin CBG Canjo
"and offer them a cookie from the other end"
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Fergus Lester replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Cookie Tin CBG Canjo
"I will probably go with a through neck too, and the other end of the 'neck' will be the tailpiece. Also toying with the idea of bracing the tin as you would an acoustic guitar top, but maybe thats for Mk II. And yes, both electric and…"
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Fergus Lester replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Cookie Tin CBG Canjo
"is your bridge resting on the neck or is the tin itself taking the strain?"
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Fergus Lester replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Cookie Tin CBG Canjo
"I was thinking of open G but I see your point about lower tension so will see what works. WIll be using a through neck made from oak so that should take the tension but not sure how the bridge will rest on the tin yet. I have some piezo discs and…"
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Fergus Lester replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Cookie Tin CBG Canjo
"Thanks, I was thinking of using the back though of course I would lose the visual effect. I love the use of the hinge as tailpiece, Is it purley acoustic or is there a pickup inside?"
Aug 5
Fergus Lester replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Cookie Tin CBG Canjo
"Just starting on one myself with a similar tin. Is the lid strong enough to take the tension of the bridge or did it need reinforcing?"
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Paul Craig replied to Fergus Lester's discussion What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?
"Depends on what speakers you have."
Jul 20
Uncle Fred replied to Fergus Lester's discussion What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?
"I installed the Gitty 2.5 watt Artec amp circuit board with pre-wired leads into a cigar box to make an amp head.  It sounds very good through my custom speaker cabinet with a Eminence Ragin Cagin 10" speaker.  It's powered by a…"
Jul 19
JL replied to Fergus Lester's discussion What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?
"objectively I'd say they sound like a 9v transistor radio (similar electronics and speaker) subjectively  I like the sound in clean and overdrive."
Jul 16
BrianQ. replied to Fergus Lester's discussion What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?
"Didn’t Shane demo one in a video? "
Jul 14
Keith Rearick replied to Fergus Lester's discussion What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?
"Suggestion, go to the board where they build amps, and you will probably get answers."
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What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?

Ive made amps using other modules but what do the CBGITTY ones sound like especially when overdriven? A lot of solid state amps do not distort nicely. I have several tins and boxes crying out to be made into amp enclosures  and have not yet tried the aboveSee More
Jul 11
Andreas Fischer commented on Fergus Lester's blog post The Irish angle
"Never seen this before but - thats a great sport - and beautifull instruments thanks for sharing"
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Midleton Very Rare amp

"I would also like to try some other amp modules. I like the way the CBGITTY 2.5W Artec is pre-assembled but what to they sound like when cranked up? but The LM386 amps distort nicely but not all solid state amps do"
Jun 3

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Some of you may know what a hurley is but its used in this great sport. https://g.co/kgs/gsEFqV. They are vaguely guitar shaped and so I often used one in lieu of an air guitar in my youth. So imagine my delight when I came across this lad.
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