#1
okay well, im one of those weirdo children that like to drive around late at night with unnessisarily(sp?) loud music, and my mate has been trying to get a really good amp to put in his car, but it keeps distorting, and we're not exactly in the right area to just be able to go into town and buy a big damn amp, so we make all our stuff from spare parts from older amps.
Anyways, i was wondering if anyone had any idea where i would be able to find the plans for a SUPER AMP!! sub preferably but any is good!

cheers,

emily
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#2
Its different, you should ask someone like who makes volume amps. Only because guitar amps produce tones, while volume amps (like ones in your car) only copy the sound that other preamps are projecting.
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#3
haha, wasn't expecting you to be a chick! I read the whole post, thinking of some 17 year old immature guy, and then I read, Cheers, Emily. haha. funny.
Seriously though, no i have no idea. try to ruin your car and send it in to pimp my ride. that's my suggestion,.
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#4
Unless you plan to put a stage on top of your guitar, and stick an input jack into the amp...

Might be a better idea to query car mod sites instead?
#5
Well, in-car power amps are always solid state. Why? Cos valves are fragile (not for cars no no nein) and cos they're portable. A 1400 watt power amp is the size of a phone directory. The same thing running on valves would be the size of your car's engine.

Over here, I've seen a lot of power amps at second-hand shops. I dunno what it's like Australia, but look around. Look for them on the internet, go to some car customising shop and buy them. They aren't cheap, though.
#6
yeah not to mention car batteries produce 12 volts an tubes need at least 110. Infact it's very difficult just to actually run a tube amp on a battery, it's only been recently that ppl have been able to do it.

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Well, in-car power amps are always solid state. Why? Cos valves are fragile (not for cars no no nein) and cos they're portable. A 1400 watt power amp is the size of a phone directory. The same thing running on valves would be the size of your car's engine.


on the other hand however, we shouldn't forget that 1400w solid state=loud and 1400w tube=death to ne1 in the surrounding country!
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#7
It's more likely the speakers that are distorting rather than the amp.
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Well, in-car power amps are always solid state. Why? Cos valves are fragile (not for cars no no nein) and cos they're portable. A 1400 watt power amp is the size of a phone directory. The same thing running on valves would be the size of your car's engine.

True, but cars did used to have valve amplifiers in them back in the day, and the vavles don't break or anything then.
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It's more likely the speakers that are distorting rather than the amp.

he's probably right.
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#10
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True, but cars did used to have valve amplifiers in them back in the day, and the vavles don't break or anything then.


True too. But we live in the communication age!

Y'know, some russian MIG fighter planes had all the onboard technology made with tiny little valves. When the US forces saw it they were all like "LOL primitive H@x". But the thing is valves can survive the magnetic blast following a nuclear explosion, whereas transistors can't.

True story.

Right, back on topic.

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