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It's Radio-active!




I figured I'd share another super neat guitar amplifier from my recording arsenal. This is one of my personal all time favorite guitar amplifiers. Best of all it matches my Rodney Fruits Las Cabrillas guitar. This old radio is a 1948 Philco "Flying Wedge" AM Radio that I converted into a guitar amplifier and then added an FM radio channel on it to enjoy listening to while working.

 I just love to look at it, so I do keep it in view and try to use it as much as possible either as a radio or to play guitar thru as an "Atomic"guitar amp.

I have a website that explains how to convert just about any old radio into a guitar amplifier,
visit the site here sometime to learn more,
http://www.radio-guitar-amps.com/

It's super fun and rewarding to bring an old radio back to life.  Give it a try, it's also a lot cheaper than actually buying an amplifier and these old radios just sound so dang cool!