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Custom Ampeg Cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by timwoodie, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. timwoodie


    Apr 7, 2014
    Rhode Island
    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

    Nov 23, 2009
    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!!
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  4. timwoodie


    Apr 7, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Thanks! I would love to see those amps!
  5. Pentatonic

    Pentatonic Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    San Francisco
    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.
  6. jbd5015

    jbd5015 Cool cars & Bass guitars

    Nov 23, 2009

    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.

  7. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    I like the "wood" look.

    Even after it gets scratched and dented a bit, it still looks better than ripped and torn tolex.
  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

    Nice, when you gonna do the head case? ;)
  9. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
  10. High Camp

    High Camp Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    That one heck of a good looking cab!
    Yeah, you've got to work up the head as well!
    Great grill too!
  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    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

    Aug 14, 2006
    St. Louis
    This may be the guy you are thinking about.
    He's still building as far as I know.
  13. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    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):

  14. timwoodie


    Apr 7, 2014
    Rhode Island
    woah those are very pretty!
  15. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    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


    Apr 7, 2014
    Rhode Island
    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!
  17. StringslamDan


    Nov 18, 2012
  18. staindbass


    Jun 9, 2008
    looks great ! yes the head cabinet is next :)
  19. Vintagefiend

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

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
  20. timwoodie


    Apr 7, 2014
    Rhode Island
  21. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    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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