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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Dec 22, 2004.

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  1. Guest

    Im trying to make a goodbye gift for my friend. he loves playing the
    guitar so i figured whats better then a mini amp? so i did a bit of
    research and found the site aaroncake.net and found a plan:

    http://www.aaroncake.net/circuits/amp.htm

    i think the site gives me all the info i need, my only problem is that
    i dont know how to read the diagram. where can i learn the basic
    knoledge needed to be able to read the diagram? im also interested in
    another project on the site.
    http://www.aaroncake.net/circuits/fuzz.htm
    but it looks far more complicated but still cannot read the diagram.
    if anyone could point me in the right direction i would be very
    greatful.
     
  2. Graham Knott

    Graham Knott Guest

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    Reading a circuit diagram means understanding how the circuit works. Do you
    mean that you wish to be able to convert the circuit to a component layout.
    If so have a look at
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/g.knott/elect441.htm

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. CFoley1064

    CFoley1064 Guest

    Subject: Somewhere to learn
    If you can't read schematics, you're probably better off getting a store-bought
    kit with a circuit board, where you can solder the components into the board
    and assemble the parts into a precut enclosure. Velleman makes a guitar preamp
    with headphone that will fill the bill. It's the K4102, it's not too
    expensive, and is available from a number of sources. It comes with everything
    you'll need to look great except solder, an iron and a few small hand tools.

    Not only that, but having the existing circuit with documentation will give you
    a head start in understanding electronics. The first thing I ever did in
    electronics was a radio kit, and I learned quite a bit from it. Also, I got a
    big boost in confidence and gumption when it worked. A preamp is much easier
    to understand than a radio.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
  4. the site is extremely helpful. thanks a lot!
    and thanks for all the input everyone.
     
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