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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by mapleglo, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:05 AM.

  1. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    I was pretty cramped on stage at my last gig.

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    I'm playing keys and rhythm guitar, so we squeezed the keyboard and drum set on the "stage". My amp, a new Tone Master Twin Reverb, just fit. I brought my amp stand, but that would not fit. I couldn't use the tilt-back legs on the amp either. While I was setting it up, I thought I may have trouble projecting sound into the venue with the amp so low to the ground. I was right.

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    So into the workshop. Cut up some 3/4" ply, and started gluing it together.

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    Fit some hardware.

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    Rounded over the corners and started paint.

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    Finished painting with Duratex.

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    Mounted the rest of the hardware.

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    Put on the back.

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    And done.

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    The front grille is removable, so I can make another grille with speaker cutouts, and use this as an extension cab, with either an open or closed back. As it is, I can use it as a gear box, loading it up with assorted cables, pedalboards, mics, etc. And of course, it's also an amp stand, that should work even on tight stages. I can even use it to wheel any heavier gear from the car into the venue.

    I ordered a Fender Logo badge, so it will match the amp. The grille cloth is a pretty close match, though not perfect. Looking forward to our next gig to try it out.
     
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  2. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Wow! Great work! It looks terrific.
     
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  3. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    I like it without a logo. :)

    Very nice work!
     
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  4. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks! Yes, leaving it bare without a logo is a possibility. Logo won't be here for a few days, so I'll see how it looks when it arrives.
     
  5. 808K

    808K Strat-O-Master

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    Great idea, well done!
     
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  6. integra evan

    integra evan Strat-O-Master

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    Looks great!
     
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  7. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    I wish my wife was half as crafty as you. That is great work!
     
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  8. Loner71

    Loner71 Strat-Talker

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    Now that's a morning well spent! :D
     
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  9. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Brilliant !! I was just wondering this weekend how to make a stand for my amp at church (currently on a chair) without spending $50 for an amp stand (I'm proudly cheap). Now I have a wonderful idea !! Of course, I realize I'll probably have close to $50 in it if I do it. But on principle, I would not have spent $50 on a "stand." I would have spent it on "materials."

    Edit: Oh crap, I just looked up Duratex. Looks like I'll have more than $50 in it if I don't go with Tolex.
     
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  10. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    great job and idea !
     
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  11. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks!


    Fortunately, I had the Duratex in stock from a previous project. Grille cloth and some of the hardware too. Though I likely spent $150 on wood and other hardware.
     
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