Entwistle early 70's Sunn Coliseum Rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dc10bass, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Thought some might appreciate seeing and hearing this Sunn coliseum rig...
    It's a clone of Entwistle early 70's bass rig.

    Sunn Coliseum Bass
    Sunn Coliseum 880
    Sunn Coliseum Lead
    Sunn 4x12 cabs (2)
    Sunn 3x12 cabs (2)
    Sunn 1x18 cabs (2)

    I play bass in a WHO Tribute band called: "LIVE THE WHO"
    (Pronounced like, "Long Live The WHO")



    Here is a link to the TB "Recordings Forum" to see live YouTube clips of "LIVE THE WHO...

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Wow, you take your tribute band stuff seriously! That is some rig, dude! Looks brand new, too. How do you keep it looking so good playing out? If you say roadcases, I sure hope you hired a road crew!
  3. Interceptor


    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI

    That has to be the equivalent of driving a Hemi Cuda like you stole it.

  4. Andy_colassal


    Nov 21, 2006
    Regina, SK

  5. Well, not to dredge up old memories.....but....


    Not THAT was some fun!!!
  6. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender Supporting Member

    I'm old enough that I should recognize the photo, but I don't. Who is it?

    I'd guess the Yardbirds.
  7. spellcaster


    Mar 20, 2007
    Thats a beautiful sight!
    I owned a Coliseum Bass and wish I still had it.
  8. jefkebass


    Dec 29, 2007
    Leuven, Belgium
    love the hair on your Roger Daltrey :)
  9. billbern


    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    Damnation of Adam Blessing

    Saw them many times, I'm from Cleveland!

    Also my old Sunn rig

  10. EddieG


    Jan 19, 2005
    That rig looks phenomenal!! Love the mic stand drinks bottles too, that's attention to detail.

    I'd hate to have to do your load in, though. Can you say "chiropractor"?;)

    EDIT: Just watched your Youtube videos, you guys are absolutely fantastic!!
  11. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    wow! that's awesome!
  12. Croox


    Sep 16, 2007
    South Side Chicago
    Thats insanely awesome, I would not want to be your roadie though :help:
  13. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Fenderbird......Hell Yeah!
  14. macmrkt

    macmrkt Inactive

    Dec 4, 2002
    Congratulations on the band - if you come to S. Florida - post!
  15. Riley R

    Riley R

    Feb 10, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    +1 Thats fricken awesome

    Do you guys have a website or something we can find out about were your playing?
  16. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Where'd ja get that Skeleton Jacket! Oh nice rig though :D, though bad back? :p
  17. Thanks... I try to keep them covered and take my time loading in my equipment; although there are a few dings here and there... Yes, I need roadcases!!!

    ...I made the jacket, thanks!


    Our website is:
  18. bottomend!

    bottomend! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    It's a shame the sound man is micing it with a single Senn 609 though! You should INSIST on getting three channels with three mic on the board. I've had to battle for my space with the drummer on the mixing board but it's worth it once the sound man understands that kind of thing is not about efficentcy but instead, EXCESS! ( and if you tell me you're taking a direct line out for the lows then...I.... will.... cry)
  19. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    My ears started ringing just looking at the pictures.
  20. You Betcha!!

    Those guys could ROCK back in the day!!! I was working A&R for an LA label (Dunhill) and we thought about signing them before "that other" outfit grabbed them....

    It was a shame....I expected BIG things out of them but they just sort of fizzled.....too bad, but a story we've all heard a million times....

    I alway wondered how the hell he kept those Kustom cabinets standing....they were pretty "wild" shall we say?