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07-20-2011, 05:50 AM
is this a good circuit for guitar or bass.? just curious.:confused:

i have built a pre-amp for guitar, how do i test my pre-amp "safely" since i have not started on building my power amp..:D

any suggestions of a 50 watt power amp? :confused:

07-20-2011, 05:00 PM
There is at least one problem with the 30+30w amp on the Talking Electronics website; the MICRO PC input is tied to +6v. Not good.

For your 50w amp, take a look at Rod Elliott's site:
Main page: http://sound.westhost.com/
Musical-instrument specific page: http://sound.westhost.com/projects-5.htm
All projects page: http://sound.westhost.com/projects.htm
Articles page: http://sound.westhost.com/articles.htm
The Articles section has a number of articles that directly relate to your inquiry.
Here's one from the Beginners section about troubleshooting preamps, amplifiers, etc:

07-25-2011, 07:47 AM
i hope you get your project going! ive built a guitar amp, distortion box, and a wah wah pedal. fun and challenging. the thing i like about about finding a guitar circuit is modifying the components to make it sound the way you like it. good luck!

07-25-2011, 12:24 PM
There are several designs for high power stereo amps in the completed projects forum. Do a search for cumesoftware (his user name). Some are on the front page.

Project: "Taurus" hi-end audio amplifier (45W + 45W) (http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=43948)

07-26-2011, 08:02 PM
Here is a website for schematics for Fender, Peavey, Marshall, etc... along with wiring diagrams for guitars.