So you're trudging through the woods, just you, your guitar, and your amplifier. Suddenly, a large bear approaches and you have no option but to shred him with your insane guitar skills! (running is not an option, as everybody knows that you never run from a bear, you fight him)
Unfortunately, there are no power outlets within sight! Steeling yourself for your grisly demise, you try to play a song acoustically.. but it's not loud enough. As the bear reaches over you with his jaws, you wake up. And are aware of the need for a portable amp. But, since you are a musician, you are obviously at poverty level and can't afford a small portable amp. So what do you do? You build one, for free of course, out of everyday parts.
Step 1: Collect your materials.
For this project, we will actually be using an Ibanez bass amp, and a bass guitar (my electric guitar isn't in yet, and the amp is obviously far too big to be portable, and this was just laying around).
Also, please keep in mind that this is a simple proof of concept project (proof for myself), and is in no way safe, complete, stable, smart, etc.
Basically, what we are going to do, is take this combo amp, and run it off some batteries, to make it portable. Why? Read the intro ;)
So what you need (and you should be able to find this anywhere in your house, friend's house, roommates gym bag, etc.)
2x9v battery clips
Wire (thicker is better, try 10awg)
Alligator clips (preferably 4)