Here is a short demo of a cigar box amp I put together with parts from a 5W 9V battery powered amp. Used a couple pedals for some delay and reverb, and playi...

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Comment by Derek Rose on May 2, 2021 at 2:35am

Thanks guys! The Day Tripper riff is a fun one on mandolin. Andries, the Mandostrats keep going up in price. My one buddy has one and a year or so ago he paid $200 leass than I did, he said they stopped making them and thought I would like playing one. So I worked out a trade at the local music store that cells my cbg's and got what I think was a good deal. He sold the cbg I traded already, so now I have to make another for the store. John, it was 82°F that day so my face was probably red from the heat LOL, or high blood pressure...  Thanks again Doug, Rick, Alan, t-belly, Brian, Kale and Dave. :)

Comment by Richard Sundberg on April 30, 2021 at 4:04am

9v of punch! You have a good reason to play that mandolin strat, it’s great! Nice demo Derek! I enjoyed your playing, sweet!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on April 29, 2021 at 1:00am

Day Tripping Derek! All amps benefit from smooth clean playing. The cigar box amp sounds great!

Comment by A.D.EKER on April 28, 2021 at 10:48pm

something from the Beatles ! was it ticket to ride !! or day tripper?

Comment by A.D.EKER on April 28, 2021 at 10:46pm

Nice Derek ,seen them for sale ,whit the German Dealer, nice but still pretty exspencif!, but you needed it for your Collection ill bett , couse you are Getting to be a real "FENDER "man Derek, nothing wrong whit that ofcourse, on the video there i did not notis that much differense between the two amps except the reverbe on the fender,  but you out there are so lucky to have Gitty on hand whit all that fun gear at the surve of a button, i got mine to work (amp) but its not as loud as my fender or my cheap store bought plastic one (3 dollar at the local electronic guy) ,but i like the play everywhere on a 9 volt battery  thing ! thanks D appriciated !

Comment by AGP # on April 28, 2021 at 10:13am

Sweet Combo & Setup Derek, love that little Fender Mando Strat, and to my ears both Amps sounded very similar, which is fine, as they both sound great!  :-) 

Comment by Uncle John on April 28, 2021 at 3:11am

Nice little amp.  Love the little mando strat.  Man you are getting good on mando.   Looks like you have been out getting some sun too.  Me too.  Hoping for some rain today.  Pretty dry here.

Comment by Poorness Studios on April 28, 2021 at 1:15am

I have a couple of CBAs that I really like. They're surprisingly good for as simple as they are to build.

Comment by Dave Lynas on April 27, 2021 at 10:15pm

Great sound Derek from either amp. Nice Strat o mando.

Comment by t-belly johnson on April 27, 2021 at 9:10pm

Great sound

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