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Amplifier Discussion / Re: Watts vs Volume (db)
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:49:54 PM »
Sound Pro,
go ahead - 'spress yerself! Couldn't agree more. It's the sound, not the volume, that leaves an impression. I mean, even Cream, loud as they were, was very considerate of the sound, all well balanced and clear for each player. Conversely, after weeks of practice, and only one warm up gig, when my nephew and I finally got a good tone dialed in at this club for our Costa Rica debut, after 2 or 3 songs I noticed the sound was all messed up. I told the promoter to track down the culprit. Seems the club owner, accustomed to louder, more aggressive hard rawk than our own down home, mostly accoustic southern blues thing, kept sneakin over and cranking up the board - after we had it set just right for the room. Oh, well, he did recently ask me when I'm coming back...cabs

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The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Easy ss battery power amp?
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:12:06 PM »
Hey guys, its cabs, new to this whole thing, with some basic questions...
Uh... well, yesterday we checked the circuits on a board I pulled from a 5 watt Washburn LA Lyon practice amp, which was fully functional in the pawn shop where I found it. It was equipped with a 6 inch, 8 ohm, 5 watt speaker. I put the rig in a cigar box with 2x 4 inch, 4 ohm, 5 watt Nippon American speakers, which I bought at the local music supply store for dj's and assorted hoods, so expect these are guitar speakers, maybe. Any way to know?... Anyway, after running power supply to the 1st speaker, I ran wire from the 1st speaker to the 2nd. All the circuits look good, but no signal comes out the guitar input jack. All wired to a 9v battery supply, with optional 9v dc plug. Any ideas?
When we're done with that, I am interested in building some loud, powerful street gig and coffee house proof portable twin (or stereo) amps for blues and fingerpicking style solo guitar, again, with assorted cigar boxes, which are pretty easy to get here in Costa Rica. The neighborhood radio zjack, on the other hand, has very limited supplies. Free trade agreements and all, you understand. But there are well stocked electronics shops, no problem. Have any of y'all tried the NJM 2073 stereo amp, rather than the ever popular 386 or 820 amps? Thanks a bunch for the help. -cabs

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