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“ Make Your Own Stack Amp (guitar)! ”

Story by icantthinkofanickname , written 10 years ago 2302 views90 votes
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I just got a third amp for Christmas today and I was wondering what to do with all the amps and cables i have lying around. So, i decided to make a stack amp.

What you need:

2 guitar amps (they don\’t have to be the same brand or model but it helps because they sound the same)
Just for reference, my bottom amp is a Fender Frontman II 25 watt with Reverb and my top amp is a Drive CD100 15 watt.

3 or more cables

an effect pedal, pre-amp, or any other accessory for the guitar (this also helps make the sound the same through both amps).

Okay, to start off, you must find two outlets (three if the accessory requires one); one for each of the amps. Once you have found an area like such, put the larger amp down first, and stack the smaller one on top of it (hence the name STACK AMP). What you do then is plug cable running from the bottom amp into the output jack of the accessory (which should be plugged in already if it isnt). Now this is the key to making the amp. Take your last cable and put it into the top amp\’s input slot, and insert the other end into the headphone jack of the accessory. Turn them on, plug your guitar\’s cable into the accessory\’s input and crumble the house down (unless you live in a dumpster, like peanuts).

THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS WORK. For this I used a Behringer V-Amp 2 as the accessory. With the V-amp, if you plug a line into the headphone jack, it does not isolate the amp that is plugged into the line out slot, so it plays through both amps at the same time, thinking that the cable in the headphone slot is from a pair of headphones.

Good luck and if you have any questions leave a comment or message me.


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