Restoring old hardware is always more fun when you can throw in a Raspberry Pi. This project, created by maker and developer David Silverman, does just that. Using a Pi to power an old Vox guitar amplifier. Not only does it work as an amplifier. It also has a few special effects thrown in to create custom sounds.
This Pi-powered guitar amp system is housed inside the cabinet of an old Vox amplifier that; according to Silverman, is no longer working. A Pi 3B+ brings back the original functionality; with the help of a class D amplifier and some custom Python scripts created by Silverman himself. The case has been modified to house the Pi and features panels with port access. As well as knobs for the effects array.