The most beautiful Univox UB250 bass amplifier in the world !

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by laughing house, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. This is the most beautiful Univox UB250 bass amplifier in the world. I upholstered a 1972 cabinet in the coolest looking deeply embossed faux alligator material in a gold / brown color. I did the same to a 1975 head. I didn't modify the amplifier, so it's still just 18 watts RMS. In it's defense, it's still louder and has a better tone than a Marshall 2061X and it's accompanying 2061CX cabinet. More importantly, it's the most beautiful Univox UB250 bass amplifier in the world. new amp.jpg
     
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  2. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

    Aug 7, 2008
    Very nice. I bought a 115 Univox combo new in the early 70's that I used as a practice amp.

    If the amp starts to hiss, you'll know why.
     
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  3. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Very cool!
     
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  4. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    Northern KY
    Cab fan, hobbyist
    Dats sexy!
     
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  5. keepinITsimple

    keepinITsimple

    Oct 17, 2016
    Motown
    Awesome!!!!
     
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  6. keepinITsimple

    keepinITsimple

    Oct 17, 2016
    Motown
    I'm new to the UNIVOX family. I recently bought one of these heads and ran across your threads while researching it. Mine is exactly like the "gator" pic, with the exception of the univox logo is above the fuse, not under the switch. I'm trying to date it...any help would be greatly appreciated..BTW, I really think the Gator recover was very clever indeed!
     
  7. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    That is bling! I dig it.

    I just did my own bling cab recently. Had to go with my 2nd choice, hunter green. Wife hates snakes and she would see that as a huge snakes skin. 1st try on something like that. I did get one nipple on a mitered corner. It didnt feel real so I chrome cornered over it as planned.

    Very nice work!
     
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  8. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Man that’s really, really ugly!!

    :D
     
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  9. JxBass

    JxBass

    Aug 5, 2008
    I like the single tone knob :bassist: Stacked for bass and treble?
     
  10. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    Actually the group of gator checks above the tone is a graphic eq, cleverly disguised! :D
     
  11. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    OP, I think you did a wonderful job of recovering the amp. It does indeed look very professional. :)
     
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  12. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    OP BTW: Where did you get the weathered looking corners? Or were they black? I like those.
     
  13. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Hope you realize that my pet 'Gator has had to go into therapy 'cos of you! :D
     
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  14. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    My wife might say that's just a snake with legs :D
     
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  15. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Now you've upset my pet Cobra.....Some people!....

    And stop using my picture as your avatar!.....Sheeesh! :mad::rollno:

    :)
     
  16. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    Sorry FF, I was thinking you were FF's cat, then saw you post :O I'll have to get on that soon!
     
  17. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
     
  18. It's definitely unique!
     
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  19. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    A UB250 was my very first bass amp.
    That one looks fantastic, congrats!
     
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  20. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Sooner the better or my lawyers will be in touch... (Actually....they'll be playing golf but you get my drift)...:)