Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen J.


The goal of this project was to design, build and test a low-power, high quality tube guitar amplifier incorporating several unique features. This project required gaining a full, working understanding of vacuum tubes and their applications in audio frequency amplifiers. Various design options and considerations were researched in depth, and a preliminary amplifier was modeled in PSpice, built and analyzed. A final design was then modeled, built and tested, incorporating several new features including equalization, reverb, tremolo, and a dual-channel footswitch controlled preamp.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering