Guitar Preamp Cable
In this series of articles and videos, I explain and demonstrate how to build a DIY guitar interface cable for your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy!
A few months back, I purchased the ultimate unnecessary-but-awesome gadget: the iPad 2. With the availability of apps like Amplitube, AmpKit, and Garage Band, it’s immediately obvious how this device can be an amazing guitar learning and practicing tool. I’ll talk more about that in another article. But before you can plug in your guitar, […]
Following up on Part 1, it’s time now to get into the heart of the project: In this video, I talk about how JFET’s work, then work up a circuit diagram (as shown at right). Then, I prototype the circuit on the breadboard of my Radioshack Electronics Learning Lab Model 28-280, and finally play through […]
Update: 10/19/2011, added links to part #s at radioshack, mouser and mammoth. Here’s the exciting conclusion to the series, following up the intro in Part 1, and the electronics course in Part 2. The main goal here is to cram all the parts into the narrow confines of the jack, so we don’t need to […]