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SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!

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joecool85:
It's official, the Kickstarter campaign is live!

The Honey amp is a small 1/2w, LM386-based amp.  Unlike most LM386 amps though, it doesn't use that chip for it's primary distortion.  The LM386 is set open for a gain of 20.  Preamp duties are taken care of by a modified version of my 5th Gear Overdrive circuit, including a custom BMP style tone adjustment.  I've voiced it very similarly to the Top Boost circuit of a Vox AC30 - it does not emulate the Vox, but it does have similar tonal response.

It can run from 6v to 18v (spec'd with an LM386-4).  It comes with aux in and headphone out 1/8" jacks, and has gain, tone, and master volume controls.  Check it out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thatraymond/honey-battery-operated-guitar-amp-kit

**Edit to include maximum wattage specs @ 10% THD  / 1% THD**
4 ohms = 0.35w @ 9v (clean 0.25w)
8 ohms = 0.85w @ 12v (clean 0.5w)
16 ohms = 1.6w @ 16v (clean 1.0w)

jon_bondy:
I would love to hear some sound samples from the amp, demonstrating the tone control and variable distortion.  It might help your kickstarter, too.

galaxiex:

--- Quote from: jon_bondy on January 06, 2021, 05:41:34 PM ---I would love to hear some sound samples from the amp, demonstrating the tone control and variable distortion.  It might help your kickstarter, too.

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The kickstarter page has a video demo.

galaxiex:
Hey Joe, pretty cool amp.  :tu:

I'd back the project but I'm in Canada.
Can you change the kickstarter to allow folks from Canukistan to back it?

Thanks!

joecool85:

--- Quote from: jon_bondy on January 06, 2021, 05:41:34 PM ---I would love to hear some sound samples from the amp, demonstrating the tone control and variable distortion.  It might help your kickstarter, too.

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It is on the Kickstarter page, but here is the video on its own: https://youtu.be/DUFayL3N10s

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