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Whats your toliex flavor?

Tweed?
8
57%
Black?
3
21%
Blonde?
0
No votes
snake skin?
2
14%
wood grain?
0
No votes
off the wall purple or orange?
1
7%
 
Total votes : 14

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Postby thebluesbox » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:20 pm

Amp coverings, whats your flavor as you all know Im in the building business and I want to build what people are looking for, So far I have been coming up with coverings that I like and I think is cool, but my question is am I leaving some people out of the loop? I like Twee, snake skin, blonde things that catch the eye and are out of the ordinary. But my question is what about the traditional fender Black with salt and pepper grill? In my opinion thats the norm and kinda boring, but what do you all think? Boring might be cool for some... whats your flavor in amp covering toliex?
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Postby lightninboy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:13 pm

Hi.
I like a bit of flash!

My Soldano has snake skin, which matches my boots!
Makes me feel like a big shot. 8)

My Fender amp is blonde, and I like it, but it gets dirty easily.
But you know what they say about blondes. They do have a lotta fun.
Nothing better than a dirty blonde.

I once made a speaker box, a JBL design. Instead of matt black I painted it full gloss fire engine red.

If I were you, I'd come up with something completly different to everyone else.

:idea: What about Zebra?
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Postby jeffl » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:23 pm

I think it could depend on the guts of the amp...i.e. Silvertone could call for white basket-weave, like the stuff they piped some of their guitar bodies with, or Gretsch/Valco guts could call for a cowboy theme,like alotta the Gretsch guitars; Bogen or Shure guts could call for more of an industrial/techno look, like their PA cases. Ampeg guts could call for caster bottoms,etc. It's prob'ly too much screwin' around, and could drive the price of the amp up $50 or so......
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:42 pm

Bright red, definitely.
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Postby jeffl » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:54 pm

ricochet wrote:Bright red, definitely.
So did you like the red tuck & roll Kustoms,Rico.....?
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Postby allanlummox » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:05 pm

Years ago, I bought a crate Taxi to use on the street - I paid extra to get it in black.

Generally, given a choice, I tend to get just about everything in black.
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Postby 1four5 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:14 pm

I got kitty cats...anything dark that don't scratch with a metal grill. Cats LOVE tearing up fabric grills...and I bet a lot of musicians have kittys...I know Keith Richards had one named Voodoo.
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Postby mickeypainless » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:29 pm

Geeezzzzzzzz.....
My dyslexia musta been on HIGH when I first read this poll, I thought it said: "What's your TOILET" flavor" to which I was gonna have to ask my dog! :oops:
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:33 pm

jeffl wrote:So did you like the red tuck & roll Kustoms,Rico.....?
I thought they looked cool!
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Postby TC90 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:42 pm

Hey there, I once had a little practice amp that was a butterscotch blonde color using the similar material to the fender black amp covering. The grille was similar to salt and pepper fender, but with brown instead of the "pepper". It was a way cool look, and the material cleaned up pretty well, better than tweed I imagine.

Sounded like s**t though. :D

Keep on Bluesin'! 8)
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Postby jeffl » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:44 pm

ricochet wrote:
jeffl wrote:So did you like the red tuck & roll Kustoms,Rico.....?
I thought they looked cool!
Me too! My music store has an old red Kustom 10 SS,in mint shape, for $50.00. It was so cute that I wanted to take it home,but I resisted the urge,since I have absolutely no use for it.
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Postby mickeypainless » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:09 pm

I think metal flake BRIGHT red tuck and roll would be awesome!
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Postby texas blues » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:24 am

There's something about tweed that has that sexy juke joint swagger to it. I could go for blond tolex with a Bassman in piggyback though, other wise gimme' 'dat dirty blond tweed. I once had a red JCM 800 with a matching red angled cab that looked like $1200 a night whore but she was too dang loud. I had to let her go....(sigh)
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Postby jeffl » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:32 am

I always liked that unusual fabric pattern on the Ampegs from the 60s,in that gunmetal blue/grey. I don't even know how to describe it...kind of a diagonal cross-weave,but very muted,like an expensive suit. Part of my affinity for it came from owning an Ampeg B-15 Portaflex that I ran a Farfisa mini-duo compact combo organ and a Wurly 140A electric piano through. It wuz a great rig,and louder than a squalling baby at a funeral.
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Postby stratman_27 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:15 am

I hear ya there Texas I once had a 100 watt JCM 800 Combo with 2 12's. Heavy as a twin and two loud unless you were playing in an arena. I got tired of packing it around and having to pack around the power brake for it so I made some teenagers parent hate me for selling it to him. Great sounding beast when you could crank it up.
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