Custom pine Bassman 100T & vintage 2x15 w/jbls

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    Built this head a while back an I thought it turned out pretty good. Half blind dovetails with golden oak Danish oil finish.
    I had read these amps were so heavy the top handle would sometimes break off when someone was foolish enough to use it, so I just kept it with side handles only. Thought it looked better with the clean top anyways.

    The amp didnt come with the footswitch so I decided to make one out of pine to match. Another unique addition I made was to leave space for a rack unit in the bottom facing the rear to keep a vintage asthstetic.

    My dad's P bass happened to match the rig nicely and shows the imposing scale of this beast next to it. With the jbl speakers it sounds impressive as well, can even shake the house on the 25watt setting.

    But no, it doesn't fit in a gig bag. Or most cars I suppose.
     
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    Nice work. Love the joinery, very nice. The foot switch box is a stellar addition to the rest of the setup.

    For the foot switch, did you rout out a 4x6 to make it; I don’t see any obvious joints.


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    I wish I had the ability and tools to do woodwork.

    I can weld the crap out of something, but never learned much carpentry.
     
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    Thanks. They were done with an omni jig so it made the d tails alot simpler.

    Yea, I was going to use a thick piece but I figured it should be pine to match. It's obvious on the sides that aren't showing in the pic tho. I could have tried to hide it better but I was taught to reverse the grains when joining. That way over time the two boards warp oppositely as the tree rings flatten out. But I suppose it's so small it prob wouldnt have mattered.

    I was thinking I'd wood burn a fender logo on it but it's already stained. Maybee on the next one tho.
     
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    Fiesta Red-

    I grew up around wood shop so i been in one since childhood.

    That's ironical. I wish I could weld myself, never welded a thing. Want to do a custom exaust on my Tbird but figure I'd have to use jb weld to do it myself.
     
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    look great! love natural wood!!

    You're a true craftsman!

    Tx 4 posting!

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    Good grief those joints are awesome. So far beyond any skill I could hope to acquire.
     
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    Much appreciated, it takes a lot of mistakes and then learning not to do them over agian. I made some cabs for a guy out of buibinga recently and the stuff is really expensive so it was alot of pressure in not making mistakes. On top of that I learned it is very tough to work with as well...dang tough!! Stuff will dull your tools fast. Equally beautiful wood though.

    Alot of woodworking is also just having the patience and touch to make fine adjustments and test cuts untill it's right.
     
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    Box joints and dovetails are definitely measure twice (and maybe 3 or 4 times) cut once operations. Ask me how I know....
     
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