Hey guys/gals. So i bought my ampeg 8x10 cabinet a few years ago. I Literally loaded in for 5 shows before the vinyl that they put on the outside of it started stripping off. I have since toured and toured and toured and its only gotten worse. The thing has looked extremely ratty now for 5 years. I kept telling myself i was going to resurface it and do something with it, but i procrastinate. ...until today. I woke up on a mission and after taking all of the hardware off it and stripping the rest of the vinyl off, I sanded it down decently with a belt sander... Now my question is this: Do i stain it black then apply some lacquer? Will that wood take to black stain ok, or will it be spotty? Will this start looking like crap after a couple months with wood chipping, even with lacquer coating? I just dont know...what do you guys think i should do??? Thanks alot. -Lee.