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Guitar Fool

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May 4th, 2016 09:31 AM        

I had purchased just the head from an old friend back in January, and wrestled with whether or not I should restore it to blackface glory with a 2x12 cab or go for something different.<br /> <br /> I spent hours combing the web for just the right look when I spotted the cabinet for sale on ebay.<br /> <br /> I had a feeling it was JD Newell's auction and sent him an email inquiring about a matching head to go with it<br /> <br /> I know the die hard purists might frown on this...but since all i had was a the head...doing something a bit different didn't bother me so much...and certainly not irreversible<br /> <br /> and 40 watts of blackface tone through the cabinet is just glorious



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May 4th, 2016 09:43 AM        

Nice!



carsten



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May 4th, 2016 11:46 AM        

Hi!<br /> <br /> Sweet-looking rig!<br /> I bet it sounds great, too ;-)<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



Hammond101

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May 4th, 2016 03:11 PM        

That sir, is beautiful! Nice choice.



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May 4th, 2016 05:30 PM        

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



Lenny1716



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May 4th, 2016 08:25 PM        

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



Ramblin Rhodes



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May 4th, 2016 08:53 PM        

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



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May 4th, 2016 09:08 PM        

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



Guitar Fool

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May 4th, 2016 09:17 PM        

."but I would have done it with all over black tolex"<br /> <br /> <br /> believe me.. the temptation was hard to resist...but I kept some of it though..;-0<br /> I've always thought that the black and tan looked good together<br /> <br /> thanks for all of the kind compliments my friends...<br /> I wanted to dare to be a bit different but still retain some of the original vibe..<br /> <br /> all things told, I have less than a $900 bills into it..pretty fair deal...<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



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May 5th, 2016 07:00 AM        

...but over all you did a great restoration.. And it is unique...I bet it sounds fantastic..!!!<br /> Edit to add:<br /> 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...



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May 5th, 2016 08:14 AM        

Beautiful.<br /> <br />



Hammond101

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May 5th, 2016 10:15 AM        

"I restored a '67 Showman approx. 12 years ago..."<br /> <br /> 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        

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.<br /> <br /> And totally restorable to the head & large 212 cab.



Guitar Fool

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May 5th, 2016 04:00 PM        

jhawker..<br /> <br /> that is exactly one of the scenarios I thought about...converting mine to a 2x10 combo with brownface cosmetics...<br /> <br /> <br /> very nice looking indeed!



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May 7th, 2016 06:05 PM        

Very nice



Guitar Fool

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May 7th, 2016 06:40 PM        

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



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May 8th, 2016 03:54 AM        

JD Newell does very nice work.



Guitar Fool

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May 8th, 2016 07:22 AM        

Here is a rear view of the cabinet. <br /> Yesterday I disconnected the 10's and played through just the 2 8's and was amazed at how nice they sounded. <br /> 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..<br /> <br /> 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..



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May 8th, 2016 07:41 AM        

That looks totally classy.<br /> <br /> Wear a tux when you play that thing!



Guitar Fool

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May 8th, 2016 01:33 PM        

a black n tan one for sure!!..;-0<br /> <br /> seriously tho.. the wiring harness is a mess but its an easy fix<br /> <br /> <br /> now the dilemma is what to do with the old head....



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