Guitar and Bass Players: Recover Your Amp and Give it a True Custom Shop Feel

The vision for it came to me in my sleep.  You know how it is.  You have a problem you’ve been trying to solve, and the answer comes while you are lying in bed.  My problem was my little Laney LC15 15w tube amp.  I have been playing Laney tube amps exclusively for the past 10 years.  I LOVE them.  The LC15 was no exception.  I loved it’s tone, but the 10″ celestion speaker just didn’t do the amp justice.  I had been plugging it into my Bogner 12″ cube (which sounds like a 4×12) and the tone was awesome. Alas, it looked bad.  Any self-respecting guitarist knows we can’t have that.  “Just don’t use it live”,I told myself  The problem was that it was the perfect rig for wedding gigs where 15 watts of pure tube tone miked up and feeding the house PA was just what the doctor ordered.

Enter my vision:  Lose the speaker and make it a custom shop type head.  I woke up the next morning, planned it out, built the box, and sent it over to Dan’s Custom Upholstery Shop in Colorado Springs  to be covered in…..Lizard Skin.  The Results:  See for yourself

The Original Combo Amp:

The New Amp as A Head:

This thing turns head at every gig as all the guitar players want to know what it is!  The best part is that it sounds great and works perfectly.

If you are looking to give your old amp a new look, check out Dan’s Custom Upholstery Shop of Colorado Springs.  The guy is a professional with over 30 years in the upholstery business.  He is a master craftsman.  Check out his site to see some photos of his work. I have seen these in person and they almost knock you over.  He’s that good. He is also surprisingly affordable.

He can cover your amp in anything and can even turn your combo into a head if you don’t have the skill to do it yourself.   Thanks Dan, I love the amp!

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Posted on May 5, 2012, in Christianity, Gutiar Stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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