Aesthetic cab question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rumblefisher, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Hi everyone. I'm going to get a Hiwatt head and cab, I played one the other day and it was an amazing experience. I'm getting a great deal, so I'm quite happy about that. My only problem is that I can't decide between black or white tolex! I know this is a personal matter of preference, but it's really 6 of 1, 1/2 a dozen of the other for me...

    I like the white, but I'm wondering if that's just a passing phase and I won't like it in some time.

    The black is classic, but I might later on regret not getting the white when I had the chance...after all, there aren't a great many of them out there, and it does look attractive.

    You can see examples of each at:

    Scroll down and click the pics to make them larger.

    What would you do? Why?
    Thanks, looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say!
  2. Rockman


    Mar 2, 2006
    Get the black, the white will get dirty and you'll have to clean it.
  3. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I like the idea of a color other than black, but white will get filthy easily. I'd get the red.
  4. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Ok, score one for the black and red. tolex all that hard to clean?
  5. Greyvagabond


    Aug 17, 2007
    The white is totally hot, but it will look like crap if you don't get road cases, or at least a nice fitted cover, too.

    If you can swing that, I say get the white, and resign yourself to cleaning it every once and a while.
  6. Sten


    Nov 18, 2001
    The white combo would look very cool, especially if you happen to have a white bass. But if you play out with it a lot, I doubt it will stay as white as it is for a long time. If you plan to get a hardcase for both of them, then it could not be such an issue.
  7. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    I like the white but if I had to choose for me, I think I would take the black. I don't like the red
  8. Sten


    Nov 18, 2001
    Actually, now that I took a longer look. For me personally, the killer would be red cab + black head.
  9. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    You are all making it so tough :)

    Thanks tho, I appreciate it. Looking forward to reading more thoughts!
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Back in the day I used white Toles to cover my amps. Looked great - at first but didn't stay that way for too long. I reverted to black.

  11. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Gonna have a koa bass pretty soon. I think the white would be cool, but lots of ppl have correctly pointed out that the white will get dirty quickly and it any different than cleaning black tolex? It'd live for the most part indoors, and taken out once a month or so for a live gig.