Building your own gear is a lot of fun but can also contain valuable lessons.
Not only will you learn how an amp works, but also how you can improve it and make it more suitable for your needs. You can swap all the elements used in this DIY cigar box amp project.
Build your dream amp
Although in Cigar Box Amp style, you can build your own dream amp. A Cigar Box amp is used to experiment. You probably do not want to start a world tour with an amp like this.
If you do, let me know, and I will be happy to feature you on my webpage! Cudos to you!
You can use a cigar box amp as a practice amp or get a special sound that you are searching for.
Or, you can use it to experiment with different parts and looks, just to see what you can come up with.
In the end, creativity is key, not your sound.
Mediocre sound quality…
Like I mentioned earlier, a small amp like a cigar box amp is probably not going to fulfill all your needs. The sound quality is mediocre at best.
But I really think that you should start building your own amp, that is why I wanted to share this article with you.
Have fun reading and happy DIYíng!
In this article, you will see how building your own amp from household items can make a great DIY project and gives you more insights on how an amp works. Happy DIY’ing!
Brian Saner owns Saner Cigar Box Guitars, which makes custom handmade guitars and amps using local dry-aged wood in every guitar. These guitars are handmade and might have imperfections, but that’s what makes them unique. Check out his cigar box guitar band, the Lo-Fi Project. Get a cigar box guitar of your own at sanercigarboxguitars.com, devildownrecords.com and Main Street Gallery. Check out his Facebook page.
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