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January 5, 2009

Guitar Circuits

Filed under: Electronics,How-To — Brandon @ 12:04 pm
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I just finished building a portable guitar amp as a Christmas gift for a friend. It runs on a 9v battery, fits into an Altoids tin and drives headphones so that the whole family isn’t disturbed during a midnight jam session.


Here’s the schematic I used:

For reference, here are some links for guitar-related electronics:
Wiki article on guitar effects
Awesome collection of schematics!
The good stuff is under “projects”
Cannibalized Tape Player
A Discrete FET Guitar Preamp
Active preamps, MODboards, and other parts

Some more general information:
Electronic Cookbook
Altoids headphone amp

Links to process:
http://www.gmarts.org/?go=217
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-easy-guitar-distortion-pedal-STEP-BY-STEP/
http://www.diystompboxes.com/pedals/schematics.html


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