Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps!
December 10, 2010 5:37 PM Subscribe
I finally figured out the perfect gift to get the boyfriend but am having trouble finding what I want. Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps!
posted by joydivasian to sports, hobbies, & recreation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
He's into guitars and the mechanical side of DIY projects, so I'd like to get something that we can spend time together assembling and testing. Then once that's complete, Boyfriendivasian can hopefully design his own enclosure in his CAD program of choice and get it made.
I'm looking for a guitar amplifier with some assembly required--PCB and components only, no enclosures necessary. Looking to spend less than $100 and would prefer to not ghettorig my own setup in order to etch a PCB or work with a perf board. Given a schematic or assembly document, I'm comfortable with ordering parts from Digikey if the components aren't included in the kit. My electrical engineering degree should have me pretty prepared but electronics isn't my forte. I've heard that tube amps are difficult and dangerous due to the high voltage involved--is this true (will we potentially die if we take on this endeavor)? Should I look at solid-state instead?
I've taken a look at this previous question
but did not find something that met my criteria.