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Title: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: joecool85 on January 06, 2021, 03:39:05 PM
It's official, the Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thatraymond/honey-battery-operated-guitar-amp-kit) 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
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: 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.
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: galaxiex on January 06, 2021, 06:59:29 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.

The kickstarter page has a video demo.
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: galaxiex on January 06, 2021, 07:02:05 PM
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!
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: joecool85 on January 06, 2021, 07:22:07 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.

It is on the Kickstarter page, but here is the video on its own: https://youtu.be/DUFayL3N10s
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: joecool85 on January 06, 2021, 07:23:34 PM
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!

I've made the adjustment! Only reason why is that you have to calculate shipping for each country. If anyone else from another country is interested, let me know and I'll add it as an option!
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: paelgin on January 07, 2021, 08:41:21 PM
I'm in!  Thanks for the opportunity.

Now if I could just get a compressor added into the circuit! :cheesy: 

I wonder if I can stack with pedals...

Phil from gorgeous Young Harris, Georgia, USA
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: galaxiex on January 07, 2021, 09:16:25 PM
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!

I've made the adjustment! Only reason why is that you have to calculate shipping for each country. If anyone else from another country is interested, let me know and I'll add it as an option!

Thanks Joe, I'm in! :)
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: joecool85 on January 11, 2021, 10:24:29 AM
I'm thinking about adding an option for purchasing the kit with a small speaker.  Thoughts?  Personally I wouldn't be interested, but I have had one person mention to me that it would make the kit more complete and might be more interesting for some people.

If so, should I go cheap (sub $10 per speaker) or a legit Jensen etc for maybe $25-30.  The Jensen would double the price of the kit is my concern.
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: flester on January 13, 2021, 08:22:53 AM
Could you add Ireland for shipping please. I'd vote for no speaker.

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Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 Honey - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: joecool85 on January 13, 2021, 11:50:28 AM
Could you add Ireland for shipping please. I'd vote for no speaker.

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All set!  Also, I spent some time with the USPS rate tables online and was able to figure out "world" prices and now this kit is available anywhere via First Class USPS International shipping!
Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: flester on January 13, 2021, 05:27:12 PM
Great, thanks

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Title: Re: SSG-AMP-1 "Honey" - The new battery amp kit you need to have!
Post by: joecool85 on January 18, 2021, 05:05:41 PM
42% funded, we're on our way there!  :dbtu: