Custom Ampeg Cab

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  1. timwoodie

    timwoodie Supporting Member

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    So this subject has been killing me for the longest time! To get an ampeg cab and stain it a beautiful color! So, I bought an Ampeg 610 HLF and the owner ripped off all the tolex and painted it black. He also replace the front grill and painted it some white weird design, so i bought it! Sanded down the whole thing, put a nice tan cloth on the grill, replaced the ampeg logo, and stained the whole thing a cherry red! I will attach pics of the whole process! Has anyone else done this with their cab? Lets me know! I would love to see!
     

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  2. jbd5015

    jbd5015 Cool cars & Bass guitars Supporting Member

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    I dig it!!! A 'gentleman' ampeg! looks like it should be in a study!! A few of the local guys build amps that have a similar look to them, but start with the intention of no tolex, so the wood choice is quite different!

    good work!!
     
  3. timwoodie

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    Thanks! I would love to see those amps!
     
  4. Pentatonic

    Pentatonic Gold Supporting Member

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    That looks great. I recently looked at purchasing a vintage portaflex b-12xtc with 4x10 cabinet (rare) and the tolex was totally destroyed. I ended up passing on the deal but I had the exact same idea - no need to cover it, just strip it off and finish it!

    Nice job.
     
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  6. jbd5015

    jbd5015 Cool cars & Bass guitars Supporting Member

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    http://www.asatcat.com/barker/index.php

    thats the local shop that my buddy owns and sells a few of them out of. unfortunately the main designer passed on, so there is a limited amount of them running around. they are cool amps! all guitar amps tho...no bass.

    cheers!
     
  7. seamonkey

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    I like the "wood" look.

    Even after it gets scratched and dented a bit, it still looks better than ripped and torn tolex.
     
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    Nice, when you gonna do the head case? ;)
     
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    That one heck of a good looking cab!
    Yeah, you've got to work up the head as well!
    Great grill too!
     
  11. JimmyM

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    Really looks good! Glad you got a wood cab and not one of the old OSB cabs. Speaking of which, wish Ampeg would start doing custom cab work again. They used to have a dude in St. Louis who would do custom orders, and they haven't picked back up on it since they sold Ampeg to LOUD. There's talks of them doing custom work again, but they're still trying to see if it's feasible.
     
  12. ko stradivarius

    ko stradivarius Supporting Member

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    This may be the guy you are thinking about.
    http://bobscustomamps.com/
    He's still building as far as I know.
     
  13. JimmyM

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    Cool...I wonder if he did that platinum SVT-CL rig Aden Bubeck was using with Miranda Lambert on the country awards a week ago (sorry, couldn't find a link I could post in-line):

    http://www.veooz.com/photos/RH3o3dq.html
     
  14. timwoodie

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    woah those are very pretty!
     
  15. hover

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    Sure looks OSB to me.
    But still looks great!

    I re-did the grille on my 410hlf with oxblood, same as my 79 svt, which I replaced the old logo with the newer script logo in chrome. Total class-act rig (when the SVT is functional, need to fix it) still looks good with my PF-350, but almost begs for a fine table lamp atop the cab too, lol.
     
  16. timwoodie

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    Yeah sadly it is OSB but i still think it came out great! (plywood would of definitely looked better) Would love to see your cabs!
     
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  18. staindbass

    staindbass Gold Supporting Member

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    looks great ! yes the head cabinet is next :)
     
  19. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

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  21. hover

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    Whoa, that cab looks awesome!!!!
    Is there a difference between the standard hlf and pro hlf speakers? I have one of the Pro-series 135 pound 410 hlf's (one of these: [​IMG]
    ...along with my "N'Ampeg" hlf, which has US speakers, but the label says Vietnam... it's a transition box I suppose)... but if the speakers are a different spec, I'll swap them, as the standard is much lighter....
     

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