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HOW TO BUILD?:Portable Bass/guitar Amp from scratch.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tomasjoelchacon, Mar 24, 2013.


  1. tomasjoelchacon

    tomasjoelchacon

    Mar 24, 2013
    Hi folks form talkbass, I'm a newb here.

    I've looked around alot online for advice on building a portable amp form scratch, and found... not much. Could you lovely people at talkbass please refer me to a tech guru, or give me some advice for making a portable, yes, I mean real small but not crappy small. maybe a 20-25 cm cube, howmany 9V batteries are required it could be powered with up to 36V or/and mains, I have a good quality whaferdale modus speaker 4 inch (10cm) speaker, 6 Ohms inpendance, that apparently can take 75W each (unbelievable), ok maybe not, 30W each is really good though. I am looking to have in the circuitry: bass/mid/treble EQ knobs, a drive/gain knob, master volume, and possibly a auxiliary input for MP3 players. I am making the cabinet myself, the speakers already come with some components and casing. all I need is the knowledge and tools&components, i know somethings about amps, I know that It's going to be a solid state amp, class D probably. I have a total of 4 of these cool speakers so I want to make the most of them. and yes I have a bass amp and guitar amp already, so all i want is the experience of making it, and a neat ultra PORTABLE amplifier, that I can take abroad and busk with, that can amplify both guitar and bass, but pricipaly bass of course

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks a lot

    tomas
     
  2. I've looked around alot online for advice on building a portable amp form scratch, and found... not much. Could you lovely people at talkbass please refer me to a tech guru, or give me some advice for making a portable, yes, I mean real small but not crappy small. maybe a

    20-25 cm cube, howmany 9V batteries are required it could be powered with up to 36V or/and mains, I have a good quality whaferdale modus speaker 4 inch (10cm) speaker, 6 Ohms inpendance, that apparently can take 75W each (unbelievable), ok maybe not, 30W each is really good though.

    I am looking to have in the circuitry: bass/mid/treble EQ knobs, a drive/gain knob, master volume, and possibly a auxiliary input for MP3 players

    . I am making the cabinet myself, the speakers already come with some components and casing. all I need is the knowledge and tools&components, i know somethings about amps, I know that It's going to be a solid state amp, class D probably. I have a total of 4 of these cool speakers so I want to make the most of them.

    and yes I have a bass amp and guitar amp already, so all i want is the experience of making it, and a neat ultra PORTABLE amplifier, that I can take abroad and busk with, that can amplify both guitar and bass, but pricipaly bass of course

    What are your thoughts?*

    Thanks a lot


    Organised paragraphs get organised replies. Put your wharfedales in a column, the better to go in a backpack, sansamp pedal, classD 12v mini amp, deepcycle battery.
     

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