Jozer99 Posted August 7, 2007 Report Share Posted August 7, 2007 (edited) I'm considering building a tube amp as a project. I'm a decent woodworker, and have SOME electronics experience. I wire my own guitars, and have built a few effects pedals. Seeing as I'm no electrical engineer, and since tube amps have a tendency to store large amounts of electricity laying in wait for the uneducated technician's fingers, I thought it might be a good idea to buy an enclosure-less amp from eBay and build my own cabinet. Looking at the prices, I see that tube amps from record players or PA systems are much cheaper than dedicated guitar amps. After doing some research online, I have found many websites with different opinions on what is necessary to convert such an amp for guitar use, and how the resulting amp will sound. Anyway: 1. Is it a realistic goal to convert a "HiFi" tube amp into a guitar amp? 2. Is it necessary to modify the amplifier's circuitry to achieve a decent sound? 3. If it is worth it to do this conversion project, what features should I look for in a "HiFi" or PA amp that would make it good for this project? 4. I'm looking to build a practice/very small gig amp, I am assuming that means 15W - 30W. Is this a good power level for that goal? 5. How difficult would it be to add a 3 band EQ to the amp? Thanks! Edited August 7, 2007 by Jozer99 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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