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Lil' Green Watter!
« on: November 04, 2012, 12:23:26 AM »
This is a 1 watt tube/ss hybrid practice amp design I have been working on for a while... finally reaching a state of completion!









12AU7A preamp, LM386 poweramp.  Gain and Tone controls, Bright/Fat switch, 12VDC powered. 
Cab is 9mm ply open back with 2x3" Philips old stock speakers... they have a great freq response for a guitar amplifier.  It's neat fun to play... surprisingly loud too.

Scratched up a quick demo this avo before the camera went flat... 'scuse the noodly-mess playing and obnoxious guitar change halfway through  ;D



If anyone is interested I'll put together a project sheet with the schematic and pcb artwork at some stage.  :)

Project doc link here
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 12:28:55 AM »
Sounds good! I love the arrangement of hardware.

Is there much bass to it in real life? YT and handycams don't pick up much bass at all...
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 12:41:42 AM »
Thanks Alan :)  You definitely get more thump with bigger speakers...  I tried it thru a 2x12 and it was very loud.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 12:47:49 AM »
Cool man!!
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 02:05:49 AM »
That is really nice!

I'd be in for a pcb! hehe! ;D
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 03:31:34 AM »
Awesome, you must make a head cab for it just to finish the look!
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 04:02:07 AM »
Really impressive!  :o
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 06:53:12 AM »
That thing looks fun.  Very cool build.
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 07:30:06 AM »
If anyone is interested I'll put together a project sheet with the schematic and pcb artwork at some stage.  :)

Um, heck yes? This is something I've been thinking of for a while (combining the tube pre with the 386).

You got two excellent sounds for such a simple amp in that video: The rangemaster (LM386 amps tend to sound dark) and the Les Paul + reverb with the amp dimed. I don't think it handled the Klon as well, though.
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 10:30:02 AM »
Awesome stuff!
Really like these innovative projects!
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 11:00:49 AM »
Very Cool  :o Would love to see this as a project or pcb.

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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2012, 12:16:58 PM »
Yes! this is so cool  :D I would love to see the schem and a layout. I can see a host of micro 2x3" twins in the future.

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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 12:43:08 PM »
very cool!  sounds great too!  ;D
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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2012, 08:46:41 PM »
Love this mate, especially the green jewel lamp :) sounds great, all the best, Matt.

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Re: Lil' Green Watter!
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2012, 09:40:32 PM »
Thanks guys! I'll put together a project sheet when I get time over the next few days :)