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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 Old Def Tom on August 12, 2012 at 3:19am


Checked out the web site and saw "Geranium TRANSISTOR Radios"

I think you mean germanium , as in a germanium diode.

Comment by Arnold Kelly on August 11, 2012 at 5:40pm

Looks great! Makes me wanna try making one for myself. :)

Comment by J.J. Rango on August 11, 2012 at 1:14pm

I'll go first!



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