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Beavis Audio Noisy Cricket Amp

The Noisy Cricket from Beavis Audio Research is a highly compact, 1/2 watt practice/recording guitar amp. The amp is built around the National Semiconductor LM386 chip and is powered by a 9-volt battery. The amp can be built in a variety of small cases using commonly available and inexpensive components. The designer publishes a bill of materials and assembly instructions on the Beavis Audio Research website.


  • .6 Watts of power into an 8 ohm load
  • Can be powered on 9-18vDC
  • JFET input buffer
  • Tone control knob
  • “Grit” overdrive control

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  • Last updated July 22, 2011