Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Gear Building & Customizing
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 12-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
cha33 armstrong
has 2 UG medals
 
cha33 armstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: southampton
DIY valve headphone amp kits?

So if you type into ebay "DIY valve amp" it comes up with a lot of amp kits for headphones

Example: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vi...Id=120991051588

Would it be possible to turn one of these pre-amps from headphone amp to guitar amp?
__________________
show
cha33 armstrong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
Roc8995
Moderator
 
Roc8995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
I wouldn't bother. You can get tube amp kits for guitar, I'd do that. A headphone amp is going to give you trouble with output, impedance, and linearity/gain structure that will probably make it unpleasant sounding from a guitar perspective.
__________________
Hi, I'm Colin.


Roc8995 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
cha33 armstrong
has 2 UG medals
 
cha33 armstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: southampton
It wasnt something I was going to attempt but I was just curious as to if it would work or evern be possible

As they are really cheap compared to a regular guitar amp pcb
__________________
show
cha33 armstrong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
Roc8995
Moderator
 
Roc8995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Yeah...there's a reason for that. A single 12AU7 tube putting out a fraction of a watt of squeaky clean linear volume isn't exactly guitar territory. It will work with a guitar, but so would plugging into a telephone. Both are likely to sound like total crap.

Start out with the noisy cricket or the ruby amp build, those are small and cheap and actually sound decent with a guitar. If you really have to have a tube I'm sure there are similar builds out there that have one, but
__________________
Hi, I'm Colin.


Roc8995 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
cha33 armstrong
has 2 UG medals
 
cha33 armstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: southampton
The noisy cricket does look good but i'm no amp builder, and if I were i'd have to go with something that has 3 band eq

Im one of those tone freaks
__________________
show
cha33 armstrong is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.