Custom and unique coverings for cabs.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fuzzy beard, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. 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. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Astroturf would be cool. Then you could tell people you have a Chia Amp.
  3. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    do THICK fabric, like white socks, and your hodgepodge for a fiber-galss look! (use clean socks)
  4. Plaid would be cool. You can get it in heavy fabric meant for upholstery.
  5. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    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.
  6. If I did it I would use patterned cotton or fleece. Some wild or silly pattern for sure!
  7. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    Tie dye would be pretty cool. Tapestries like we used to hang from the ceiling in the dorm rooms wouldn't be far behind.
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  9. I suggest you take a look at getting Duratex in the deep tint base and then picking a color you like.

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

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    It comes with the territory, my fuzzy friend. Playing bass can result in such psychological trauma that you can't help but be eccentric.
  12. Wow. Those look fan friggin tastic.
  13. 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.
  14. I have a PA cab that I covered in Hawaiian-shirt-style floral print fabric on a lark. Will photograph and post soon.
  15. Like this!

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  16. It would match my bass!

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  17. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    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 :)
  18. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    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.