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Check out my SWEET new roadcase!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by akaTRENT, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. akaTRENT


    Jan 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    I don't have 700 dollars for a live in case so check out what I did.

    Cut out the bottom, some handle holes, and wheel holes.

    One inch thick, foam padding on the speaker side!


    If it was good enough to ship in a semi, I'm sure it will hold up in a trailer.
    The cardboard is really thick BTW you can barely bend it.

  2. Foz


    Jul 26, 2008
    Jax FL USA
  3. akaTRENT


    Jan 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    learned this from an old band member haha.
  4. Uncle Snake

    Uncle Snake

    Jan 1, 2010
    Ghetto-rific!!! banana. banana.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Good idea. Now all's you need to do is put a few layers of carbon-fiber and epoxy all over it.
  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    cool. just don't get it wet or damp, and it should last a little while.
  7. fixed.
  8. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    I did exactly this (duct tape) for an Ampeg 810 I had a few years ago. Got made fun of alot, but that thing did the job. The 810 was near mint when I sold it a year or 2 later.
  9. Could be a little better, I'd be wary of putting an aguilar in there. Not my old Carvin though.
  10. Do you happen to have any pics of the front of the cab?

    Is it white with a black grill? If so, I'm pretty much drooling all over, right now.
  11. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA


    --Bomb :bassist:
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Y'know ... you're right.
  13. Demonator


    Jun 14, 2009
    L.J. Kentucky
    Dean Street Team
    Your are a smart man. How would you re-inforce the cardboard though? Its thick but can it take a hit? Like if it falls in a trailer or tips over?
  14. I suppose its horses for courses but I never did get the head/cab cover/case thing.
    I keep my bass in a case. My cab lives in the back of he van with the other animals. If we had cases on all our gear it would not fit!
    I suppose if you are in a bigger touring band cases are good for idiot-proof load outs.
    Or if you are planning on reselling your gear.
    Not me. I keep it all, and when I die I plan to be cremated with it.
  15. Greenman


    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    By all means reuse your cardboard. :D I make a temporary spraybooth but the duck tape seems to dry up and fall off.
  16. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    It's all about the resale value!
  17. looks pretty rad, gotta protect that white hot tolex love (I'm getting mine next week :bassist: )!

    P.S. >We should do shows soon

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