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Member Pekar poses the question – ‘Fancy a drink with that solo?’

This is a crackerbox type guitar amplifier I built into a vintage cocktail case. It runs on a 12 volt battery and uses a JRC386D to drive the 7″ driver.
The amps sound and output can be influenced by opening the case.

Hope that strapping keeps the bar kit from rattling too much. Dig that open/closed-back option – suave! – Link

coconut amp crop Cocktail Amp
Coconut amp – Link

From the pages of MAKE:
Project: The $5 Cracker Box Amplifier. Small box, big sound. Read this article in MAKE: 09: Fringe, Page 104. To get MAKE, subscribe or purchase single volumes. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition!

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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