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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / AMPUPLUGNPLAY

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

Busy doing something close to nothing
Sep 5th, 2019 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Am I the last to know about this?

When I sold a guitar earlier this week, the buyer wanted to meet in a public place somewhere between his house and mine. I thought he was just taking my word that the electronics were good, but he had one of these to test the guitar. I had no idea that they existed, and didn't think it sounded great; but it seems like a good idea for checking a guitar's working condition without requiring either party to have strangers in the home.


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Sep 5th, 2019 05:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Years ago I met a guy to sell him an amp I had listed on CL. He brought a power inverter. He plugged that in to his car and plug the amp into it and fired it up and played a chord on his guitar. Smoke came out of the inverter. He bought the amp.


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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 5th, 2019 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Rockman X100 from the 80s that I used to take to test guitars. It runs on AC power or eight AA batteries. Super handy for this sort of stuff.

There are a bunch of small headphone amps available these days (Vox has one that seems quite popular -- link below). Yeah, they don't sound great, but that's not what they're for.

You could do the same thing with a Roland Microcube running on batteries.

Link added!

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 07:22 PM, Sep 5th, 2019)

Mick Reid


American-made in Oz!!
Sep 5th, 2019 05:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

@ Leftee - that's a great story!

It would have been even funnier if he had played the first three chords of Smoke On The Water!

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Sep 8th, 2019 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve got a collection of off road amplifiers, including an early leather covered Pignose.

I’ve built a few based on the Pignose and other circuit boards. I put together a battery with inverter and charging system that will run my Fender Rumble 40, my first Class D bass amp.

I use the Vox headphone plug to check out function. Keep it in my tool box.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Sep 9th, 2019 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Roland Microcube for me. Works great and you can get some volume.

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Manchester, TN

Ask me how I know!?
Sep 9th, 2019 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

"It would have been even funnier if he had played the first three chords of Smoke On The Water!


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