#1
As soon as I get some cash I was thinking of making a talk box following this method, more or less: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGsoi-SA2qk&feature=related
but instead of wiring directly, I was going to add a switch and instead of having that thing free and about I was going to get some large tubing and end caps to contain it in. Any warnings/tips/recommendations/etc for how to go about wiring or anything else related for that matter. (I'm new to doing stuff like this and don't want to ruin my amp/etc from not knowing something I could have found through means like this.)

EDIT to help prevent what seem to be common questions/misunderstandings around here that I am not asking about: This is NOT the "ghetto talk box". It uses a horn driver and some other stuff (if you don't want to watch). I am also aware that it will not be much louder than speaking volume, because I understand how it works. For now this will be it and I will just be using it for playing myself. If I ever needed it to be louder I would make sure to have another amp/mike. This is more advice for technical stuff for putting it together to make sure I don't mess things up.

Extra question: Would it be possible to attach one of these http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/SWITCHCRAFT-12B-/101-014 to the horndriver and run a regular 1/4" cable from a 1/4" output on the amp instead of messing with the wiring in the back?
Last edited by rjdusa at Sep 15, 2010,
#2
You'd be able to put a jack in the back just fine, you just have to make sure that the speaker matches the amps impedance. That's pretty much all you have to watch out for unless you go tampering with your amp (since you're new to this stuff I really wouldn't recomend it, amps can kill you if you screw them over).
#3
Quote by pot head pyro
You'd be able to put a jack in the back just fine, you just have to make sure that the speaker matches the amps impedance. That's pretty much all you have to watch out for unless you go tampering with your amp (since you're new to this stuff I really wouldn't recomend it, amps can kill you if you screw them over).


That's the ohms right? If so then I should be all set (both 8 ohms). And the output on the amp says "Phones" but its a 1/4" jack... it'll still work fine just the same right?
Last edited by rjdusa at Sep 15, 2010,
#4
Quote by rjdusa
That's the ohms right? If so then I should be all set (both 8 ohms). And the output on the amp says "Phones" but its a 1/4" jack... it'll still work fine just the same right?
No, you won't be able to draw anywhere near as much power from a headphone socket. I'd be surprised if you got more than a whisper out of the headphone socket if you used it for this.
#5
Quote by pot head pyro
No, you won't be able to draw anywhere near as much power from a headphone socket. I'd be surprised if you got more than a whisper out of the headphone socket if you used it for this.


That's why I asked because I know it's like that with regular headphones socket... but this is like a regular 1/4" jack so I'm gonna try to see if it draws like one or if it's limited like a regular phones jack is. If it is i'll just have to go back to the wiring/switch idea.

EDIT: Nevermind, new plan. Gonna cut two holes in the back of my amp, 1 for the switch and another for a 1/4"jack., and set the cables in the switch up and use the other jack for the talkbox. I'll come back with results when I finally get the cash, the parts arrive, and I get it all together.

EDIT: Basic plan at this point (in paint so sorry for quality)
Amp: http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6614/ampplan.png
Talkbox: http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/4936/talboxplan.png
Then just connect the talkbox with an instrument cable to the jack in the back of the amp. Having this drawn, knowing I have a plan, I can't wait til I can get the parts and make it.
Last edited by rjdusa at Sep 17, 2010,