links for 2009-12-21

  • After transforming a record player and some plumbing parts into a spinning speaker (see MAKE, Volume 05, page 24), George "the Fat Man" Sanger is back with a new way to enhance your guitar sound.

    His Goodwill Amp Enhancer is a DIY version of the commercially available Enhancer, which beefs up the tone of open-back amps by redirecting the "lost" sound to the front.

    The nicely finished commercial versions start at $150 (, but the Fat Man built his enhancer out of a $15 computer desk he scavenged from a thrift shop. "It took just an hour or two," he reports, "and adds wonderful tone to my amp."