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Buster's New Blue Home! (mesa content)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by paganjack, May 4, 2010.

  1. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I got the idea a while ago to do this, and am generally pleased with the result. Part of me feels guilty for tearing apart an amp, but the other part of me is real happy. Now I can use this with the cab of my choice! I'm seeing some 10"s in my future, although I will keep the EVM15L around in it's combo enclosure, since it does sound really awesome with my P-bass/flats.

    I'm a total woodworking amateur, so this isn't perfect, but most of the flaws are only going to be noticed by me. I learned a LOT by making this, so if I ever do another amp cabinet it will go that much better. I have a back grill done too, I just need to get some tiny screws that will fit in the holes.

    So there is my Buster's new home. I kinda went for a retro vibe, but the blue is so vibrant, so alive!!! :D What do you think of it?
  2. Red Planet

    Red Planet Banned SUSPENDED

    May 29, 2005
    I'm cranky in my old age.
    That is sweet!
  3. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  4. basslinejam


    Mar 21, 2005
    New York City
    Custom is cool, especially when earned with your own sweat.
    I really hope I can get one of those heads one day. cheers
  5. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah the heads are surprisingly rare. The combo came my way. and I liked it for a while, but man it was heavy. I had to take 2 trips to load in anyway, this way is much easier.
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Very cool, nice work!
  7. njjazzman2002

    njjazzman2002 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    New Jersey
    Nicest Buster custom case work that I have seen...congrats on the result. In contrast, there's one listed on eBay right now that looks like Kermit the Frog threw up on.
  8. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I saw that one too...man, that green is rough.

    Thanks for the compliments! I spent a lot more time on this than I thought I would, but it was worth it.
  9. I love it! I bet it look very cool with the blue jewel glowing...
  10. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    That turned out really nice. Good job. Makes me really want to do the same with my 210 wedge.
  11. If I had a wedge, I would definitely do that!
  12. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Very Nice, I bet it sounds amazing. I dig the blue.
  13. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It totally does. It's a different color, but it fits real well. :bassist:
  14. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    do the cab in in a brown tolex and it will look like "sweeet gravy"..LOL
  15. moonbass-de

    moonbass-de Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Nice job - it looks fantastic!
  16. svtb15

    svtb15 Banned

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    Thats a nice job.. I have always wanted one of those heads to have around...
  17. Like the look! Only thing I'd comment on is to make a back panel to give the tubes some protection during transport. Just a strip across the back at tube level should do the trick.

  18. I propose that henceforth, this Buster shall be called "The Blue Buster" and that when you decide to sell The Blue Buster (we all succumb to G.A.S.), you give TBers first dibs!

  19. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I second that motion, Blue Buster GAS sounds alot worse than it is though.
  20. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    Very classy amp! Nicely done. makes me want to get the headcase for my Walkabout.

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