10 Watt Guitar Amplifier

Posted on Mar 21, 2013

The aim of this design is to reproduce a Combo amplifier of the type very common in the `sixties and the `seventies of the past century. It is well suited as a guitar amplifier but it will do a good job with any kind of electronic musical instrument or microphone. 5W power output was a common feature of these widespread devices due to the general adoption of a class A single-tube output stage (see the Vox AC-4 model). Furthermore, nowadays we can do without the old-fashioned Vib-Trem feature frequently included in those designs. The present circuit can deliver 10W of output power when driving an 8 Ohm load, or about 18W @ 4 Ohm.

10 Watt Guitar Amplifier
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It also features a two-FET preamplifier, two inputs with different sensitivity, a treble-cut control and an optional switch allowing overdrive or powerful treble-enhancement. Technical data are quite impressive for so simple a design: Sensitivity: 30m

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