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First DIY guitar kit – BYOguitar custom shop ’72 Fender Telecaster Thinline

To go along with my DIY guitar amp, I ‘needed’ a DIY guitar. There are a lot of kits out there of varying quality and price. I wanted something I would be able to put together without too much rework … Continue reading

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New guitar stuff –> DIY 2×12 cabinet

I was in a band in high school. Sort of. We played a set at prom… or was it homecoming? In any case, I was able to fake rhythm guitar by leveraging my violin skills. And I had this killer … Continue reading

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Beta 22 amplifier build

I got a fair amount of work done on my next project the last couple days. This one is a high power, three-channel, active ground amplifier and matching power supply. These also come from AMB labs. Here’s the power supply … Continue reading

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More DIY electronics

I built a headphone amp and DAC today. Both are designs from AMB Labs. Here’s the amp: Here’s the DAC: So now, I can get the digital optical signal out of my Mac Pro, convert it to an analog signal, … Continue reading

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Millett Minimax headphone amp

This is officially my last project before the arrival of the twins. You may remember I took on a small DIY headphone amp project a couple weeks ago. Although that amp performed pretty well, I still wasn’t really impressed with … Continue reading

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DIY headphone amplifier – JDS labs CMoy bass boost version 2.02

With the stress of Alissa’s terrible twos and the impending birth of the two terribles, I’ve been taking on little projects here and there. The bike was one of the more ambitious projects. My latest project, though less ambitious, is … Continue reading

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