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Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« on: May 28, 2011, 07:12:51 PM »
I have the little amp (and I do mean little) that came with the epiphone pee wee les paul.  It's a KIA3216S chip amp. I think it's about 1/2 watt.  Through the headphone output it sounds OK - nothing to write home about but it'll do.

The speaker is a horrible little 3" no name piece.  I could fit a 4" speaker in the enclosure but I don't know if there are any decent 4" guitar amp speakers out there?  A 5" speaker might fit but I don't know if they exist.  6" will never fit.

Anyone know of a decent 4" speaker?

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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 08:06:27 PM »
Smallest good one is the Mod 5", but you might use the amp as a head and plug it into an external speaker.

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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 11:40:17 PM »
Thanks.  I didn't even know jensen made a mod 5.  I think it might have to much depth to fit in this pee wee box.  I only have 2.5 inches to work with.

I wonder what roland uses in the micro cube rx.  They're only 4 inches.

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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 09:50:49 AM »
good luck finding a Mod 5 :) I managed to find one at some obscure reseller about 4 years ago but I think they were discontinued. It's not a great speaker, but I have mine in a tiny open-backed cabinet. It would probably do better in a sealed cab to help the bottom end a bit.

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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 11:13:28 AM »
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.amazon.com/Jensen-MOD5-30-Watt-Guitar-Speaker/dp/B00346WOTC&sa=U&ei=BwPlTfa-FJKjtgfG5oSnBw&ved=0CBIQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNFojvaZtxeaIeoJWIZg43Epmhp1EQ
Although it *is* almost 2.5" deep.
Light years ahead of what you have now, but you should really need a somewhat larger enclosure to make it shine.
You might make a simple larger enclosure, and transplant your chassis there, together with a larger speaker. 8|

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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 11:27:06 AM »
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.amazon.com/Jensen-MOD5-30-Watt-Guitar-Speaker/dp/B00346WOTC&sa=U&ei=BwPlTfa-FJKjtgfG5oSnBw&ved=0CBIQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNFojvaZtxeaIeoJWIZg43Epmhp1EQ
Although it *is* almost 2.5" deep.
Light years ahead of what you have now, but you should really need a somewhat larger enclosure to make it shine.
You might make a simple larger enclosure, and transplant your chassis there, together with a larger speaker. 8|

I'd try the speaker swap first, might get him where he is happy.  Should be WORLDS better than what's in it now.

If he's going to build a new enclosure it would make sense to go with an 8" Jensen Mod or Weber.  Still small, but much better response and efficiency than smaller speakers.
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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 06:15:33 PM »
I think I might be better off trashing the amp.  It's really cheap crap through out.

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Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 09:07:28 AM »
I think I might be better off trashing the amp.  It's really cheap crap through out.

It is up to you and if you don't need a tiny amp, it may not be worth the effort.  That said, I've seen some tiny amps that sound pretty good.
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