View Full Version : Finally finnished my suitcase amp...

11-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Everything old is new again...
Here are a few photos of my latest project....
I am doing a bit of busking - playing old-timey-bluesy songs, but using a modern amp and uke just didn't look right. So I got an old suitcase, and slimmed down a Vox DA5 amp, and - after much fiddling, this little beauty was born.
She sounds sweet, up to a certain volume where I get a bit of feedback, but it does the trick, and I've had some good responses so far. I think people like something a little different.
I also got a Johnny Marvin uke with K & K pick-up (thanks Jake Wildwood), and a rack of snappy, old-timey looking clothes to complete the picture.


11-10-2014, 12:29 AM
Cool! Let's hear it

11-10-2014, 12:58 AM
Cool idea. If you get someone to shoot a video of you busking with the new amp, I'd like to see it.

11-10-2014, 01:34 AM
Very cool Strumdaddy! I have that same amp, but mine lives in my house.

11-10-2014, 02:35 AM
That's really cool! What's the power source for the amp?

11-10-2014, 02:57 AM
Very cool, retro looking amp.

11-10-2014, 03:24 AM
cool setup, good luck with the busking!

Kayak Jim
11-10-2014, 03:38 AM
That's really cool! What's the power source for the amp?

The Vox DA5 is battery powered.

11-10-2014, 03:44 AM
Cool setup. Authentic looking. Have fun busking!

11-10-2014, 04:09 AM
This will be the 8th......"Very Cool" comment but that is the most appropriate description. I love it, the uke goes great with it as well, awesome combo.

11-10-2014, 04:17 AM
I like it.

11-10-2014, 11:31 AM
That's really cool! What's the power source for the amp?

The amp takes 6 x "C" sized batteries, but I actually use a rechargeable battery pack that has 9volt and 12volt output so that I can power the amp and a couple of pedals. It works really well and lasts a long time (15000 mAh) I got it on Ebay.
Here's a photo:


Thanks for all the "cool" comments guys

11-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Nice job. It looks great and perfectly fit with the theme. Would love to see quick clip of you busking.