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funky cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rougeporn, May 9, 2003.

  1. Im a feaky beatnick and have decided that black speaker cabs are too boring, i mean music is an art form isnt it?? so ive decided to try and funk em up. Im looking to find some of that tough leather stuff but it purple!!!! or red or something. And thats where the problem is, i cant find any. And also ive got no idea how ill remove the orignial stuff off the cabs, and or how ill get all the glue off, or even what type of glue is used, so if anyone else has done this please help!!
  2. Well...that "funky leather stuff" I believe would be TOLEX, which is expensive and hard to put on...Were I you, I'd get some good speaker box type carpet(like the outdoor stuff) that's a color, or some dude had a, hell I can't even spell it now...Leopard...there...Thank you webster's..LOL print 4x10...That'd be a good idea....

    I'll feel better when I get some eden....The gold horn is flashy enough for me...I let my playing do the expressing(not an insult to anyone....)

    In BASS:bassist:

  3. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Well you could look for a Kustom amp and cabinet with the tuck and roll stuff. It sounds ok but looks cool as hell to me. The sound is what counts though obviously.
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL

    They sell grillcloth, tolex, and other stuff. You might be able to find some felt at www.partsexpress.com or at a local fabric store. I put fun fabric coverings on my grille on the 115 cab. I can't cover my eden cab, though, too pretty.
  5. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    You should be able to peel off the old covering once you get an edge free. Try a metal scraper at one of the seams and see what happens.

    I'm not sure where to buy materials in England. Try contacting Marshall and see if they have any suggestions (they made purple covered cabinets just a few years ago).

    I've seen some very interesting vinyl products at a local fabric store too.

    For glue we use contact cement or spray adhesive by the 3M company. Again, I don't know what you have available in England.

    Good luck!!!
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Whoa, i read that wrong the first time...

    In the "show your amps" thread there is a guy (sorry, i forgot names) that brough a cab and it had leopard skin (fake of corse) on it, he hated it and got rid of it.

    Cant you just get the local kindy to do finger painting on it?
  7. hmmmm thats my summer vaction project sorted then:) im thinking to do something to do with fire, like flames or something, and whos seen the limp bizkit guitar guys cabs, with the weird people painted onto the front, fortunately te gf is an art student, so thats her summer prject sorted too:)
  8. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    talk to Until.Tomorrow he did his amp in leapord print a couple years back, and it looks great, he may have some tips.
  9. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    If it was a leopard skin covered Acoustic 360, that would have been me... You should have seen it in person....it was over the top.