My first guitar 'amplifiers' were a bunch of old tube radios and such picked up at yard sales during the late 60's ... remember they all had that *AUX* RCA-type input? Well, thats where I plugged the darn thing into :)
LOL! Brings back memories.
I discovered that by plugging into the input of my tape deck, simultaneously pressing 'record', 'play' and 'pause' and cranking the record level, I could get distortion! I had a homemade "stack" consisting of a Teac tape player plugged into a Marantz receiver into a Radio Shack power amp and finally into four Pioneer home stereo speakers. That sucker was LOUD!!!
Those days were a long time ago. Now I've got a proper guitar amplifier.
posted on 04/25/2009 5:56:06 PM PDT
In 1968 I made a fuzz by hooking into a Webcor Reel to Reel mic input and doing the same. I had a cheap lipstick pickup DanElectro. Now I play a Les Paul electric and a Taylor 910...and have a propper Delta Blues Fender amp.
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