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Badge/Logo on Grill???

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by giddyap, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. giddyap

    giddyap TDPRI Member

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    The badge/logo/name plate/whatever from my '65 Gibson Skylark GA-5T is busted in half (bought it that way, common, from what I see).
    Where do I buy a new one?
    But...better, yet...where do I buy a CUSTOM one...ala, [YOUR NAME] ... "BLUES" ... etc...???
     
  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    Ebay or Etsy sells the vintage Gibson logos.
    Woodworkers often do very skilled "spiral cut" work in wood that you could then spray paint metallic gold or silver.
    Other than that, I got nada.
     
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  3. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Find an emblem from a freezer or a stove ("Whirlpool," etc.), or do like I do and use a badge from a muscle car:

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  4. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here's another amp I built; it's a 5F1 Champ in a 2x8 combo cabinet (tweed twin Champ). The badge (Torque Amplifier) is from the transmission of a 1940s International Harvester tractor. Seemed like a good idea.

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  5. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    I have an International Harvester logo on the grille cloth of an old reliable Peavey SS combo I’ve had for years.

    If you can zoom in enough on my avatar photo you can see that that Univox tube head had a Frigidaire emblem from an old chest freezer.

    Some Range Rovers have a tailgate badge that says “Sport HSE.” If you cut and move that “o”, and find yourself a “u” you could have an amp that says “spurt hose.” I’m just putting that out there.
     
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  6. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    That is basically, if not exactly, a ‘50s flying V headstock emblem. They are reproduced for Vs. As for custom, talk to a fabricator, and/or somebody who does 3-D printing.
     
  7. TwoBear

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    I really love that I’m afraid I’ve built a couple Yugo’s
     
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  8. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've collected a bunch of badges and emblems over the years. I have two chrome Firestone emblems awaiting amp projects; that would be a great name for an amp. They look like this:

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  9. Peegoo

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    Nothing says "loser" like PT Cruiser!
     
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    Wow. I really like this. I have been looking for an old radio to repackage my Greta, but this is way cooler.
     
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