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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 and found a plan:

    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.
    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
  2. Graham Knott

    Graham Knott Guest

    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

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