8 Watt Guitar Amp Help
I've been wanting to make a small amp with a small speaker for some time now.
I saw this circuit the other day. Its VERY simple.
It says to reverse the values of R1 and R3 for use as a guitar amp.
there's some other stuff too.
I was going to see if i could pick the stuff up at radioshack tomorrow, and maybe make it an after-work project for the week. Maybe cut up some wood and make a nice box for it.
1)Do you think these parts would be available at radioshack?
and what do i need to look for if i cant find the exact IC?
2)Any special soldering tips?
3)What kind of pot do i need to add, and where, for a volume knob?
4)Is there any extra things you think that needs to be added?
5)Are those triangle things grounds? as in 12v negative? And what about the other wire from the guitar?
6)Also, what ohmage speaker do i need to use?
What am i looking for in a speaker?
7)Will 8 AA batteries do the job?
8)Do i need to add like a fuse or something somewhere? Going straight into the IC...i dont know.
If anyone knows of simpler or better designs, let me know. I seem to really [insert proper four-letter word here] up electronic things.
I think thats all the questions i have here. To respond you can just go like..
1)i think that....
like that. Hopefully that will make it easier to answer all my ignorant questions.
(sorry if i seem like a a$$ here. Its 1:35am, I've been looking this stuff up for two hours, and i dont feel like i got any further....)
And since i dont have a suitable picture, have yourself a look at my LEGO steam engine:
(after the third try of trying to post the video with unsuccessful results, i realized that i was posting the embed code int eh URL place...need....sleep....)