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Pimp my ride, talkbass Ampeg edition!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tim Cole, Sep 15, 2005.


  1. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Just got this today....the tolex was whooped, and I was bored. $60 in supplies, and an afternoon of work later.....

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  2. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
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  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
  4. SubMonkey

    SubMonkey

    May 3, 2004
    Denver, CO
    OK, that thing is pig-ugly.... and I kind of like it ....

    If it's not too much trouble, How did you do that exactly ??

    And if it's not too tricky, I may owe western civilization an apology for what I'm thinking about doing.. :D
     
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    Damn! You've been busy. It looks great!
     
  6. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Thanks! I'd do the same to my head to make it match, but I think I'd have a lynch mob after me for doing that to a 70's SVT :D

    I just peeled the tolex off of the whole thing, which wasn't hard seeing as a lot of it was already gone, and ampeg uses some real garbage for tolex to begin with. Take off the hardware, and anything else that is installed on top of the tolex to get it all off, and be able to install the new material underneath where the stuff goes.

    From there, it was just a lot of spray glue, a lot of cutting trimming and fitting, and some patience. I did the whole cab in one single piece, but the corners are still pretty tricky. It came out pretty well, and it is every bit as ugly as I had hoped!

    Also, as you can see I painted the speaker baffle white, to make the speakers stand out more and make more of a cowish appearance.

    Moo.
     
  7. Funkengrooven

    Funkengrooven Turn it down? You gotta be nuts!!

    A Gateway Ampeg???

    That is pretty big for a computer speaker. :D :D
     
  8. Funkengrooven

    Funkengrooven Turn it down? You gotta be nuts!!

    A Gateway Ampeg???

    That is pretty big for a computer speaker. :D
     
  9. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    i like it!!! it's disturbing how easy that was to do- disturbingly tempting :smug:
     
  10. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Did I mention I am a carpet installer by trade? :) I've done quite a bit of uphulstery work before.
     
  11. Keeaumoku

    Keeaumoku

    Dec 29, 2004
    Got anything in leopard???

    Just curious... you mind telling us what you paid for the abused original?

    BTW... I luv it! :D
     
  12. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    An Ampeg from . . . the 'udder' side. :)
     
  13. oldfclefer

    oldfclefer low ended

    May 5, 2005
    Southern Ohio
    Does it dispense milk as well? :D

    Way cool!
     
  14. OiBass

    OiBass

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus,OH
    Awesome-I'm inspired-
    I'm heading to the fabric store this weekend-
    Leopard print would be cool-
    Or something equally hidious as cow-print (If possible!)
     
  15. ras1983

    ras1983

    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i couldn't help but laugh with absolute disbelief!!! :hyper: This thing grows on me with every passing second... :D
     
  16. That's horribly beautiful.... Or beautifully horrible...:D


    In any case, I like it!
     
  17. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    That's awesome! Can't wait to see it in person.
     
  18. BUTT UGLY :bassist:

    But very nicely done! Should look awesome on stage though!