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PostPosted: 07 Aug 2008, 00:17 
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Hi,
I am very excited now I found this site with DIY tube projects. However being a beginner in electronics I was wondering if a guitar amplifier is same with any amplifier in the DIY Audio Projects in this site. I want to make a tube and/or solid state amplifier that is at least 10 Watts and has a distortion. :headphones:

Any help and pointing fingers would be welcomed.

Thanks in advance,

John


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PostPosted: 07 Aug 2008, 12:27 
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Hi John and welcome to the forum.

The the amp principle is pretty much the same but for a guitar amp you will want to add some different controls like tone, feedback perhaps loop effects and so on. Take a look at some of these guitar amp projects:
http://www.ax84.com/classicprojects.html
They are better suited for what you are looking for. I hope this helps and let us know how you make out

Cheers.

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PostPosted: 10 Aug 2008, 10:30 
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Thank you for your advice.

Peace !


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PostPosted: 11 Aug 2008, 17:09 
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Hi John, Welcome also. There is a web site in England that describes the whole process of designing a guitar amp. I printed the stuff and have it at home. I will check the link tonight and post it for you. A pair of EL84s in clas AB will deliver the wattage you want, but I would suggest for the classic guitar sound you use 6V6 tubes instead. The new manufactured ones are pretty good. You don't really need to spend $$$$ to get NOS ones.

Good listening
Bruce

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PostPosted: 11 Aug 2008, 17:41 
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Hi John,

Here is the link

http://www.valvewizard.co.uk/

Good listening
Bruce

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