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carsten

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May 4th, 2016 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi!

Sweet-looking rig!
I bet it sounds great, too ;-)

cheers - C.

Hammond101
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May 4th, 2016 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That sir, is beautiful! Nice choice.

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May 4th, 2016 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That looks great. Also looks like you have some other good stuff.

Lenny1716

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May 4th, 2016 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think you've done the BM justice....looking good.

Ramblin Rhodes

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May 4th, 2016 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice looking restoration for sure ..!!
..but I would have done it with all over black tolex...(ie as close to original as possible)..

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New guitars, old amps. Perfect.
May 4th, 2016 09:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's a great looking amp. I've never seen that combination of coverings before, but it works for me.

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May 4th, 2016 09:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

."but I would have done it with all over black tolex"


believe me.. the temptation was hard to resist...but I kept some of it though..;-0
I've always thought that the black and tan looked good together

thanks for all of the kind compliments my friends...
I wanted to dare to be a bit different but still retain some of the original vibe..

all things told, I have less than a $900 bills into it..pretty fair deal...





Ramblin Rhodes

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May 5th, 2016 07:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...but over all you did a great restoration.. And it is unique...I bet it sounds fantastic..!!!
Edit to add:
I restored a '67 Showman approx. 12 years ago...after having conflicted emotions over keeping it all original...it looks and sounds very close to original now...

(This message was last edited by Ramblin Rhodes at 09:12 AM, May 5th, 2016)

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May 5th, 2016 08:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beautiful.



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May 5th, 2016 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I restored a '67 Showman approx. 12 years ago..."

Ditto, but about nine years ago. I chose stock piggyback cab sizes with smooth blonde tolex and oxblood cloth. Speakers are Weber Neo 15s. It thumps pretty good!

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May 5th, 2016 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had JD Newell build be a 210 cab for my 73 Bandmaster Reverb chassis. A Mojotone faceplate and a custom paint artist completed the look. I like the way it turned out and sounds killer.

And totally restorable to the head & large 212 cab.

My modded BMR

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May 5th, 2016 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

jhawker..

that is exactly one of the scenarios I thought about...converting mine to a 2x10 combo with brownface cosmetics...


very nice looking indeed!

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May 7th, 2016 06:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice

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May 7th, 2016 06:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks kart...dang.. u live where i was born...61 years ago!

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It's all gravy from here on...
May 8th, 2016 03:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

JD Newell does very nice work.

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May 8th, 2016 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here is a rear view of the cabinet.
Yesterday I disconnected the 10's and played through just the 2 8's and was amazed at how nice they sounded.
Better than I expected...I pushed the amp hard and they handled it well...more bass than I figured they would give...and no harsh break up..

oh and i double checked the tube stamp and it appears the amp is a 65 instead of a 66...the first letter is an "O"...but its hard to read cause the ink filled in the middle..

Rear view of cab.

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 09:24 AM, May 8th, 2016)

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May 8th, 2016 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That looks totally classy.

Wear a tux when you play that thing!

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May 8th, 2016 01:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

a black n tan one for sure!!..;-0

seriously tho.. the wiring harness is a mess but its an easy fix


now the dilemma is what to do with the old head....

JBLTWIN1

usa

you want me to play where?
May 10th, 2016 05:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gawd, that sure are purty. Mike

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May 11th, 2016 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"now the dilemma is what to do with the old head...."


If you are sure you will never want to part out the new setup and sell the head complete, put that puppy on eBay! You can almost be sure someone has a chassis they want to restore to an original head.

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