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Old Radio Guitar amps

Learn how to convert old radios into cool Retro guitar amplifiers. It is really fun and easy, with just a few wires you can hack into and spice in a guitar imput, you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!

There is lots of info at the website



This video will show you how,  it really is a "must try" if you enjoy playing cigar box guitars and homemade music...perfect for the 3 string guitar too!


Website: http://radio-guitar-amps.blogspot.com/
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Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2020

Discussion Forum

Online Uke Tuners

Started by Buttermilk Music aka Norm. Last reply by Starfish, darling Dec 6, 2016. 2 Replies

Does anyone have a source for a downloadable uke tuner (GCEA)?  I searched yesterday for about 30 mins and most of them are pure crapola.  Not uke tuners but a segway to put a lot of useless programs…Continue

Tags: tuner, online, ukulele, uke

Converting Vintage Tube Radio to Guitar Amp

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Buttermilk Music aka Norm Jan 9, 2013. 6 Replies

This is a Phillips 7-tube radio (circa 1931) I got for $40. Still works, however, it needs…Continue

Tags: vintage, amplifier, radio, tube

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Comment by J.J. Rango on October 20, 2013 at 1:54pm

Cool little cbg amp!


Comment by J.J. Rango on October 9, 2013 at 6:43pm

That Blues brothers cbg and amp is really cool!

Comment by jeff tillman on July 9, 2013 at 1:43am

Still learning this computer stuff out so hope this is ok.

Comment by jeff tillman on July 9, 2013 at 1:41am

Comment by jeff tillman on July 9, 2013 at 1:33am

Here is a picture of my 1935 GE radio cabinet with 5watt rechargeable amp with 8inch speaker. Runs for 20+ hours on a charge. 5 gain modes. works on guitars, mics, mp3s, cd players, etc. Hope this counts.

Comment by J.J. Rango on June 29, 2013 at 10:16pm

Comment by Ted Crocker on June 20, 2013 at 11:50am

Pretty cool art John.  Any ideas for my site and Stonehenge, DownUnder & Happy Ending?

Comment by J.J. Rango on June 19, 2013 at 4:01pm

Sharpie art!


Comment by J.J. Rango on June 6, 2013 at 6:52pm

Hand drawn art with Sharpie marker

Comment by J.J. Rango on June 3, 2013 at 6:48pm


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