I was thinking of building a guitar/bass amplifier that would be left in the Hackspace. I like to build effects pedals for my bass, and I know that there’s one person who has spent much time recently constructing an electric guitar (out of a crutch). I will probably be willing to bring my bass to the hackspace sometimes for testing new pedals, but bringing the amp would probably be too much. So this amp could be useful for testing.
I probably would have started an attempt at this in the past two weeks if I could get to the space while it’s open, but it has barely been open for two weeks. I would also want to know what parts we already have at the space.
Searching “Guitar Amplifier Schematic” on Google Images brings up a variety of results. But they all look so complicated. It would be much faster for me to put together something like the image below, with a simple volume control stage at the input. Is there any reason I can’t do that?
I want to make the case out of wood panels. But I’m not certified on the table saw, so someone would have to do it for me. I’ll probably also use one of the 3 big Hammond power transformers that we have sitting around.
I don’t know what power transistors we have at the space, but I have two TIP41C NPN transistors and two TIP42C PNP transistors that I can bring. Do we have any heatsinks for TO-220 packages?
Also, do we have any linear regulators (matching negative and positive)?