Any advice for the guy who built this?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by King Fan, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. King Fan

    King Fan Friend of Leo's

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    Hey, your original response showed true business sense. :)

    Though I'll admit, the logical negative of your advice, that is, "If people hate it..." may be even more germane.
     
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    jsnwhite619 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a little biased, but I like mine better.

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    King Fan Friend of Leo's

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    Well, yes, IIRC you said this cab reminded you of the $7500 cab:

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    And you're right, only a few minor differences:

    1. Our good friend @Snfoilhat , who built that cab, did a pro job -- gorgeous cut ends, careful sanding and 'relic-ing' of the old finish, fit and finish, period-correct hardware...
    2. He made the cab out of wood he got for $0,000.00 off his neighbor's discard pile...
    3. His looks good.

    I'll betcha he can get the grillcloth at least as straight, too. Even if he does it drunk, in the dark...:D
     
  4. King Fan

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    Yeah, Jason, I was thinking of you when I was gonna say many folks on here build 'rustic' cabs that are 7500x nicer than the Hollywood Toilet Bowl one...
     
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    Snfoilhat Tele-Afflicted

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    @jsnwhite619 's oil-finished cabs are the ones I have in mind as an ideal whenever I hack together one of mine. Maybe those custom shop dudes should spend some time on the internet for inspiration
     
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    You expected "Fedner"?
     
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    Seeing the rest of the workmanship, yeah pretty much!
     
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    I think it is a genuine Fender product. I could be wrong, but they love making weird cabs for Blues Jrs.
     
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    Less cheesy than their "nautical" or "80 proof" cabs, but more poorly executed. Sloppy looking joints aren't a sign of homespun authenticity when you are a billion dollar company; multinational corporations can't make folk art.

    IMO all three are aesthetically poor choices that remind me of those "American Chopper" motorcycles where they would build $100K motorcycles with outlandish themed designs for a corporate sponsor. Even if they are well executed they are artistically heinous.
     
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    Butt ugly! Makes my mother-in-law look good!
     
  11. 11 Gauge

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    I think Crate did a better job with their original offering.

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    Is it really yellow cedar? Yellow cedar grows at high elevations and is is slow growing resulting in tight grain. Also, aren't seats constructed from clear lumber, for obvious reasons, which there would be plenty of 100 years ago. One small slice with a sharp knife would tell the tale as YC is very aromatic. It is wonderful boat lumber as it yields long lengths of clear rot resistant boards. Them seats look like they're made out of "pecker" poles IMHO
     
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    I don’t know about the end joints if I were building it I’d use mortise and tenon

    I can’t tell by the picture but the end are probably just glued and butted together
     
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    I wish I could build things. I think it beautifully done.


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