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How do you remove markings on an amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Washishimi, Nov 8, 2005.


  1. Washishimi

    Washishimi Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Hello all

    Does anyone know how to remove lettering (brand name or model name for example) on an amp head? It seems to be silk screened on (if that is the correct term). Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Maybe try a razor blade?
    Soap and water?
    Heat?

    Good luck.
     
  3. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    As the guys at your local Chop Shop
     
  4. spray oven cleaner,let sit then scrub w/ a stiff brush
    clean up w/ water
     
  5. Wouldn't that pretty much ruin the resale value of the product in question?

    In other words, why on earth would you want to remove the product's labels??? :confused:
     
  6. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    I've had to do that at sponsored events a couple of times.

    Equipment manufacturer X sponsors an event stage....TV cameras are there....I show up with an Epiphani cabinet...X Rep hands me a roll of black duct tape to cover my cab logo if I want to use it.

    It's actually not all that uncommon to see unbranded gear in broadcast settings.
     
  7. I can understand covering up a brand's logo for those type of events...but removing it entirely, permanently?
     
  8. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    That is a little...odd
     
  9. the oven cleaner trick is for removing stenciled on band names
    if that is what he meant

    most logo type lettering is physically fastened somehow
     
  10. Send Behringer an email. They probably know how, I'm sure they're done it a few times.

    :bag:

    :hyper:
     
  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Debadging amps, eh? Where does it end... :rolleyes:
     
  12. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Just my observation, but teenagers seem to do this alot too for some reason.
     
  13. I've heard the terminally lame excuse that some "anti-establishment" types use that they don't want to be associated with a certain brand, so they remove all the logos from the equipment. I don't understand why he wants to do it. Maybe he'll explain.

    Just use black duct tape so that when you get sick of this gear you can sell it.
     
  14. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Ironically, it seems like removing the logo would call more attention to the commercial nature of a bass amp than simply leaving it alone. It's like when Richard Feynman threatened to refuse the Nobel Prize, and they told him that it would only make him more famous, not less so.
     
  15. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    Maybe I overlooked it, but my first question is why do you want to do that?
     
  16. seaKamp

    seaKamp

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago
    Congrats to today's official thread winner!
     
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Keep it wet with denatured alcohol for about five minutes. It should just wipe off after that. I used to remove truck lettering that way (paint, not applique).
     
  18. Washishimi

    Washishimi Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Sorry all. I didn't think anyone would care why. Basically the amp has been custom built with the exception of the casing.........the face was from an existing amp. So where the face says it's an "Ampeg", it is actually not Ampeg at all. So resale is not an issue. No teenage or broadcast issues here at all. ;)
     
  19. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Ah, that makes sense.