DIY: Guitar Amplifier W/Vintage Gear

1,858

38

8

Posted

Introduction: DIY: Guitar Amplifier W/Vintage Gear

We're into finding and keeping old vintage audio equipment such as tube amplifiers, field coil speakers, and anything art-deco-esque. But we were in need of a guitar amplifier, so when we came across a gutted 1936 Philco Tombstone radio case, we knew we had a project!

This series of videos shows how we combined a 1936 Philco Tombstone radio case with a 1940s field coil speaker from an old Hammond organ and 1960s Leslie Type 25 tube amplifier complete with a DIY power supply capable of providing 115VAC, 8-10 VDC, and 90VDC for the different components!

A full write-up will be in AudioXpress's September 2014 edition!

Share

Recommendations

  • Epilog Challenge 9

    Epilog Challenge 9
  • Paper Contest 2018

    Paper Contest 2018
  • Sew Warm Contest 2018

    Sew Warm Contest 2018
user

We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.

Tips

Questions

8 Comments

You should enter this in the Vintage Contest....!

Darn, I just realized that this instructable was made 4 days before they accepted submissions :(

beautiful!

Thanks!

Thanks!

Didn't notice that it's actually a playlist till the first part ended, but unfortunatly I don't have time to watch it all :(, so I skipped to the end. The sound isn't that impressive, but I may (and I'm pretty sure it does) sound better live. However it realy is a true unique piece of art. Thumbs up!

We're still tweaking the sound a bit and have plans to exchange the current preamp for a DIY tube preamp, which should help the sound out a bit. We have some other samples of how else it can sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66MyP0dzqCc