Custom and unique coverings for cabs.

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  1. fuzzy beard

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    Everyone has seen or had a cab with rat fur, tolex, or duratex. But what other things are people doing out there?

    Been really thinking about mod podgeing some fabric to a cab for a custom covering! Anyone mod podged one?
  2. fuzzy beard

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  3. JimmyM

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    Astroturf would be cool. Then you could tell people you have a Chia Amp.
  4. 18eranaRic

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    do THICK fabric, like white socks, and your hodgepodge for a fiber-galss look! (use clean socks)
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  6. David Jayne

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    Plaid would be cool. You can get it in heavy fabric meant for upholstery.
  7. bobcruz

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    I've considered using real wool tweed fabric because it comes in some cool color combinations. It would have to be lacquered to keep off the dirt and stains. Still might try that some day.
  8. fuzzy beard

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    If I did it I would use patterned cotton or fleece. Some wild or silly pattern for sure!
  9. bobcruz

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    Tie dye would be pretty cool. Tapestries like we used to hang from the ceiling in the dorm rooms wouldn't be far behind.
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  11. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    I suggest you take a look at getting Duratex in the deep tint base and then picking a color you like.

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  12. fuzzy beard

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    I was thinking a pattern would be neat. Although those are great looking cabs I tend to be a little eccentric!
  13. JimmyM

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    It comes with the territory, my fuzzy friend. Playing bass can result in such psychological trauma that you can't help but be eccentric.
  14. David Jayne

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    Wow. Those look fan friggin tastic.
  15. CL400Peavey

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    Thanks! They are the greenboy DuallyT prototypes. The joker cab is mine, the Tux is going to an upright player. Mark Robertson at greenboy Audio and BNA Audio built them.

    Fuzzy, there are LOTs of cosmetic options you can look in to.
  16. JimmyThunder

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    I have a PA cab that I covered in Hawaiian-shirt-style floral print fabric on a lark. Will photograph and post soon.
  17. fuzzy beard

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    Like this!

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  18. fuzzy beard

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    It would match my bass!

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  19. dukeorock

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    That's pretty rad, Fuzzy! I've messed around with some fabrics...they tend to add a bit of weight once you get a strong, protective coating over them, but it really does look interesting for sure :)
  20. 4-stringB

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    Here I am with my Greenboy 15Subs. The covering is plastic sparkle drum wrap. Stuff ain't cheap, about $125.00 per cab.But I get A LOT of compliments/comments.:D

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    Fuzzy, this is LowEnd88's fEARful 12/6/1. Covered in comic book pages.

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