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Boutique Cigar Box The Big Payback Amp

Boutique Cigar Box The Big Payback Amp

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The Big Payback.

Listen to The Big Payback on YouTube simply copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/QHwbBzdgkUE

Since retirement one of my goals was to play guitar for change in the park. I thought about it and was concerned I would get robbed by a hobo with a screwdriver and I really didn't want to lose my Michael Kelly quilt-top to hobos. So, the Next best thing—was to play my guitar outside of Vons for cigar box money.

Looking at my rig I knew had to go small, and mobile. The guitar is acoustic/electric so that was cool, also I needed a Loop pedal that runs on batteries for depth. I wanted a compact amplifier, no need for loud volume. So, I wanted something really funky and full of attitude so I made my first cigar box amp. And I was hooked.

This little amp is made using a Big Payback cigar box and gold speed knobs. I always look for crazy design on a cigar box and this one fits the bill. I like the bling this amp has. It is just filled with angst attitude. This amp features a quality full range 4 inch speaker. The amp stands 11" high, 6.5" wide, and 4.5" deep.

If you want a big sound record with a small amp at lower volumes. It works. A little 3 watt monster like I’m selling fits the bill perfectly. I have used these amps for recording and during playback you will think you are listening to a smoking stack heading for melt down. This is a great sounding, great looking amp made by a guitarist for guitarists. It must be the cigar box dimensions, but this amp sings.

The idea of using a small amp for a big sound is not new. Brian May of Queen used a 1 watt amp to record his solos: The “Deacy” Amp is an electric guitar amplifier created in 1972 by Queen's bass guitarist John Deacon. Using an amplifier circuit board found in a dumpster, it was fitted into a speaker cabinet and powered by a 9-volt battery.

The 1 watt amplifier Deacon made had no volume or tone controls. And the Deacy has been used on many Queen songs where Brian used it for his creative, highly original "Guitar Orchestration" multi-tracked pieces.

The Big Payback amp has all the bells & whistles you need for an impromptu concert at Vons. With a full 3 watts of wallpaper-peeling power, it features dial in levels of overdrive from sweet blues to a powerful rock tone and finally the all-out metal mayhem! This amp features a tone expander circuit which takes the standard tone control to the next level.

It not only provides incredible EQ control but a flat boost to give your cigar box amp tones that will rival many full size guitar amps. This is not a "got-a-no-name mini amp put it in a cigar box" but a custom designed amplifier that will blow away all of those 1 watt replicas collecting dust on your shelf. Great for low level jamming, practice and in the studio.

You can even plug your iPhone into it.

CONTROLS

Volume

Gain

Tone

FEATURES:
 3 watts of thrills

Quality full range speaker

 Volume control

 Tone control

 Gain control

 MP3/IPOD input

 DC power input (adapter not included)

 Headphone out
The Big Payback.

Listen to The Big Payback on YouTube simply copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/QHwbBzdgkUE

Since retirement one of my goals was to play guitar for change in the park. I thought about it and was concerned I would get robbed by a hobo with a screwdriver and I really didn't want to lose my Michael Kelly quilt-top to hobos. So, the Next best thing—was to play my guitar outside of Vons for cigar box money.

Looking at my rig I knew had to go small, and mobile. The guitar is acoustic/electric so that was cool, also I needed a Loop pedal that runs on batteries for depth. I wanted a compact amplifier, no need for loud volume. So, I wanted something really funky and full of attitude so I made my first cigar box amp. And I was hooked.

This little amp is made using a Big Payback cigar box and gold speed knobs. I always look for crazy design on a cigar box and this one fits the bill. I like the bling this amp has. It is just filled with angst attitude. This amp features a quality full range 4 inch speaker. The amp stands 11" high, 6.5" wide, and 4.5" deep.

If you want a big sound record with a small amp at lower volumes. It works. A little 3 watt monster like I’m selling fits the bill perfectly. I have used these amps for recording and during playback you will think you are listening to a smoking stack heading for melt down. This is a great sounding, great looking amp made by a guitarist for guitarists. It must be the cigar box dimensions, but this amp sings.

The idea of using a small amp for a big sound is not new. Brian May of Queen used a 1 watt amp to record his solos: The “Deacy” Amp is an electric guitar amplifier created in 1972 by Queen's bass guitarist John Deacon. Using an amplifier circuit board found in a dumpster, it was fitted into a speaker cabinet and powered by a 9-volt battery.

The 1 watt amplifier Deacon made had no volume or tone controls. And the Deacy has been used on many Queen songs where Brian used it for his creative, highly original "Guitar Orchestration" multi-tracked pieces.

The Big Payback amp has all the bells & whistles you need for an impromptu concert at Vons. With a full 3 watts of wallpaper-peeling power, it features dial in levels of overdrive from sweet blues to a powerful rock tone and finally the all-out metal mayhem! This amp features a tone expander circuit which takes the standard tone control to the next level.

It not only provides incredible EQ control but a flat boost to give your cigar box amp tones that will rival many full size guitar amps. This is not a "got-a-no-name mini amp put it in a cigar box" but a custom designed amplifier that will blow away all of those 1 watt replicas collecting dust on your shelf. Great for low level jamming, practice and in the studio.

You can even plug your iPhone into it.

CONTROLS

Volume

Gain

Tone

FEATURES:
 3 watts of thrills

Quality full range speaker

 Volume control

 Tone control

 Gain control

 MP3/IPOD input

 DC power input (adapter not included)

 Headphone out

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(17)
  • Reviewed by Elizabeth Fletcher
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 26, 2018
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  • Reviewed by Sinta Spector
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 31, 2018
    Love it thank you looks and sounds awesome for its size
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  • Reviewed by Don Thatcher
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jan 11, 2018
    This was a gift for a knife collector who loved it! Unique and very well made. It arrived sooner than I exected. I would have no hesitation in ordering something from this seller again.
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  • Reviewed by hhirsch8
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 31, 2017
    I purchased this amp for my BF's birthday. Ben was extremely helpful in explaining the specifics in regards to sound quality and even put up an additional video on youtube to show me how different guitars will work on this amp. Product is amazing! Arrived very quick, and it a truly unique and beautiful art piece at the very least, and surprisingly rockin' amp in addition. The BF loves it, and uses it a lot in place of his more substantial amp! Made with love, and it shows. Thank you!
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