Mini Guitar Amp

For a non pre-packaged DIY project, this is a good one.  I have been slowly building up my hacking street cred…  Relearning to solder, putting together a few kits (Minty Boost, Drum Kit), “Hello World” on the Arduino and Launch Pad.  Now onto something that I think is a good next step, building something I have been longing for: enter the mini guitar amp.

I’m learning to play electric bass and I travel a bit; I wanted something portable. I’ve been surfing for a while in search of a DIY mini guitar amp that’s battery powered. I wanted it to have good images, a parts list, and some nice schematics (as I am learning to read these). After a bit I landed on the Sweet Portable Guitar Amp by mdgrover. On the instructable you will find a good parts list (with suggested suppliers), schematics, images, sample video and some comments that were helpful. I loved the result and it was a satisfying build. I have a bit of unwanted radio signal but based on comments from some folks, this can happen if you have a strong radio station in the area.

Completed Mini Guitar Amp.

An action shot:

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2 Comments

  1. ben
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Lol. That is the coolest looking amp!

  2. Posted September 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    But what you surely mean is Rest in Peace Ronnie James Dio

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  1. By Check out my Mini Guitar Amp on GumboLabs.org on January 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    [...] two hack days (Tuesdays of course) have been spent making a very cool little guitar amp. I made a post of the experience with links and more pics on the Gumbo Labs website. Check it out when you have a [...]

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