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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by homesick345, Feb 5, 2015.
I must agree to disagree on this. Boogies are classic amps, no doubt. But they look about as badass as the chairs in my grandmother's kitchen. And I should add that I've made two amp cabinets using cane instead of cloth for the grills. Love my amps. They look great and get nice comments by those who see them.
But they are not badass.
Wish I had a pic for you guys. A friend back in 1972 +/- gigged regularly with a gold top LP Deluxe and four (4) BFSRs. Stacked, with the ones on top upside down.
Just an observation...but....music is not primarilly about looking 'badass'...it is about sounding 'bad ass'. As for Boogies not looking 'badass'.....here is one that IS badass. IF one doesn't know by looking that it is badass, then they don't know what they are looking at....maybe because they don't know badass when they see/hear it???? (;^)
Boogie amps are badass because of what they can do and sound like. The Stones, Keith and Ronnie are obviously badass -- although what's up with that guitar on the magazine cover?
That does not, in my humble and meek opinion, make a cane chair of an amp cabinet look badass.
The original Boogie combos didn't look badass at all-they were Fender Princetons that had tweaked preamps, Bassman power sections, and 12" speakers. They LOOKED like Princetons, but they could rip your head off.
I think anything sitting on top of an Acoustic 8x10 "fridge" looks PRETTY BADASS! But I wouldn't want to have to move it around.
That's badass AND a work of art!
And what Tele player wouldn't want a relic'd tweed with a backlit steers head on it.
That guitar on the magazine cover??? That is a guitar that was built by a fellow down in Austin named Ted Newman-Jones in collaboration with Keith Richards. 5 Strings...it was later built by Chandler out in California.
And...taht chair in that picture is lwell......not badass (;^)...chrome and cane???? Mixed up styles....it doesn't work aesthetically for me at all. IT might yield a good seat,though...taht cane can be forgiving. IT would look better if the frame of the chair were soem good hardwood.
That chair actually is classic, designed by Marcel Breuer.
He was one of the first and youngest students at the Bauhaus, a radical arts and crafts school that Walter Gropius had founded in Weimar just after the first World War.
If you should find a vintage one of those you've hit the jackpot
I'm not a big Bauhaus fan, so it doesn't surprise me that I don't care for that chair. And...no matter what it is worth....cane and chrome just dont' go together for me. I woudl sell it in a heartbeat if I owned it. (;^)
I'd sell it too.
it would fund a couple o' vintage amps, I suppose.
who needs old chairs?
old amps on the other hand.................... is a totally different thing!
hopefully no Bauhaus forum ever gets wind of our blasphemy. heh.