Monday, 23 February 2009

Runoff Groove Little Gem DIY 1/2watt Amp

This is another simple DIY project you might want to try: a simple LM386 based 1/2 watt amp. I built it and put it in a small plastic box, all in one evening.
It drives an 8ohm cab (mine has an Eminence Legend in it I got next to free) and does not sound bad at all. Great for practice at home or when you have annoyed all your neighbours setting your 100watt all-tube amp just over zero.


Sound Sample: A short sample played with a Strat with Texas Specials, straight in. First totally clean, gain all-up towards the end. Of course recorded with a well tested SM57.