#1
I have a 5L heinechen beer keg, and i want to turn it into an amp, I was wondering, firstly, if people thougt it was possible, and secndly, wether it is possible to buy battery powered amp kits that are approximately 5 watts.

Thanks
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#2
in my mini amp that i bought i think it is 10 watt and runs off a 9v battery

you shoud be able to do it i dont see why not it sounds like a great idea to me

post pics when done
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#3
Heck yeah, anything is possible if you have the right tools and a large budget. But don't put in something cheap and quiet, turn it into boutique tube amp!
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Heck yeah, anything is possible if you have the right tools and a large budget. But don't put in something cheap and quiet, turn it into boutique tube amp!

No way you could run tubes off batteries
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Saw this one, didn't you?
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/01/16/build-this-beer-keg-radio-for-your-game-room/

^On the contrary, you CAN run tubes off batteries... just not modern batteries. Need to construct you own A, B, and C battery.

I have no clue what you mean, but what I meant is that tubes suck way more power than transistors. Maybe you could use miniature tubes though, like in the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube pedals.
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I have no clue what you mean, but what I meant is that tubes suck way more power than transistors. Maybe you could use miniature tubes though, like in the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube pedals.


I'm fairly sure you'll find that those use 12A*7 tubes, which are the same to what's in a normal tube amp. You CAN run tubes off batteries, but the current required to drive them is rather high. You're much better off just making a nice SS amp (they can sound great, you know).
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#9
You can get Amp kits in Maplin, I think you would have to add an overdrive section.
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I'm fairly sure you'll find that those use 12A*7 tubes, which are the same to what's in a normal tube amp. You CAN run tubes off batteries, but the current required to drive them is rather high. You're much better off just making a nice SS amp (they can sound great, you know).

Nah, they use smaller milspec tubes made by Phillips or something. Definitely not 12AX7s. You could never fit two full size tubes in such a pedal.
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You can get Amp kits in Maplin, I think you would have to add an overdrive section.


These?

Sounds like a great idea btw!
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These?

Sounds like a great idea btw!

It's probably not meant for guitar amplification, so it's probably gonna sound really crap. It's cheap though, so you could try it and see if ya like it. With some dissecting you could add a preamp or a tonestack or something.
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#14
Just buy a cheap solid-state amp and rip it apart to fit into your keg. No point building one from scratch in this case, unless you really enjoy electronics. If it turns out to be too difficult there's always this option:

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Quote by .Anfield
These?

Sounds like a great idea btw!


That's them. They come in Different wattages though.
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dude sounds an awesome idea, and i cant wait to see it


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I agree. I built a cigar box guitar, and wanted a small amp to match the theme. I found a cigar box with almost the same dimensions as a Pignose, and it worked out pretty well. I need to fill out my profile better, this rig is really a hoot. I should show you guys some pictures. I'll try to get that done soon.
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only 5L!?! thats so depressing
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I have a 5L heinechen beer keg, and i want to turn it into an amp, I was wondering, firstly, if people thougt it was possible, and secndly, wether it is possible to buy battery powered amp kits that are approximately 5 watts.

Thanks


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That's exactly what I was thinking about when I read this. I think a larger version would be killer. Gives me an idea to do what someone else suggested and gut an old amp and pop it into something different. Dunno what though.
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dude sounds an awesome idea, and i cant wait to see it


BEST IDEA I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME =P lol



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Just buy a cheap solid-state amp and rip it apart to fit into your keg. No point building one from scratch in this case, unless you really enjoy electronics. If it turns out to be too difficult there's always this option:



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#26
You realize if you do this then you will also be obligated to make a matching talkbox out of a beer dispensing hat.



This should be a fun one to watch.
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#27
Someone wanna post a link of how to use a keg for a reverb tank?
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There are people who produce an amp using heineken beer cans...
http://www.myspace.com/ampinacan


You kinda beat me to it.

But yeah, this idea is already in mass production. I got a "geek toys" magazine with it in it.

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