1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

my first amp build!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jimslice, Aug 14, 2012.


  1. jimslice

    jimslice

    Jan 20, 2009
    County Durham
    Hi I thought someone might be interested in this little project.
    I needed a little practice amp so I can play in the conservatory & not bother anyone at night & my 300W Ashdown was a little bit too loud & big so I built my own using old scrap parts.
    I took;
    a 40W amp circuit from an old ministry of sound sub I found in a skip
    a 12'' 250W PA Skytech speaker which I had in the garage
    & an old wooden cabinet.......
    & swapped the line input for a quarter inch jack from an old broken radio.

    It works well! There's no volume control or tone control on the amp so it's all from the bass & the on/off & input jack are all on the back. Anybody can do this with a little bit of soldering kit & some basic electronic knowledge.

    This is what I have learnt;
    Big speaker cone gives nice bass
    Wood selection & panel placement makes a HUGE difference to the amps tone

    I even upholstered the front panel with an old t shirt! Let me know if you need any help on building one of these. I built this in 1 evening using a jigsaw, staple gun, soldering iron & a screwdriver. Seriously for £0 It's worked out better than I could have imagined!
    Jom
     

    Attached Files:

  2. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Cool! Good work. Looks like a project I could have pieced together at some point! ;)
     

Share This Page