|Project by HamS||posted 02-18-2012 04:33 PM||1460 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I found a real deal on a bass amp at the local music store where UPS had dropped a 100 Watt Crate Bass Amp and broke the case. The top of the case was broken off on both sides at the joint where the speaker cabinet (chip board) met the support for the head, but the electronics and the speaker were in new shape. The guy who owns the music store knew I was a wood worker so he made me a REAL deal on the electronics and speaker. I actually used the original case as a pattern and the speaker panel is the original from the amp cabinet. The material is 1/2 inch oak veneer with solid oak corners and framing. The oak is from trees cut from the woods where dad built the house I grew up in. Notice the handcut dovetails in the joinery of the top rail to the front. All the other joints are biscuits and glue. The only hardware in this whole project are the screws holding the amplifier head to the top and the screw holding the casters on the bottom. Those are the screws that held the head in the original case. I managed to keep the tuner that was built into the top. It is really useful on stage to have that built in tuner. I actually built this about two and a half years ago. It has a little road character to it now, but a musician is supposed to be on the road playing, not sitting in the house or studio being pretty.
-- Haming it up in the 'bash.