i found some an old pictures of my bass cabinet (a 70′s ampeg 8-10) and it made me laugh to think about its long hard road to the top. first off, for those who don’t know the 8-10 in the name means 8 ten inch speakers. the speakers in my cab are dusty and worn but they better than any other cab i have ever played thru. it’s a classic man. i should point out that at some point i had decided to paint the cabinet white (dont ask why but i did). anyway the first picture was take about 2 years ago. at that point we were just starting to record songs for the record and i wasnt using it at all. it was a tv stand in my apartment.
the second picture was taken in our old studio in the hills. i decided to step it up as a piece of furniture and had a blue plexiglass top cut for it. there, the cab saw plenty of action as a coffee table and was frequently praised and admired. i must say this was one of my better ideas – as a table this cab was pretty awesome. the third picture is how it looks today and my oh my does it look smooth. once we finished recording the record and i knew its days as a coffee table were numbered i decided to give it the proverbial los angeles face lift. took it to my friends furniture shop (thanx frank) and this guy worked some serious magic on it. he stripped the whole thing down and put a great finish on it with a thick coat of lacquer.
i have better pics of it (the cool ones of when it was actually getting refinished) but i think i lost them. anyway, there she is in her final resting place in the studio. the fish that is on top of my set up is a pinata that i bought from some store i drive by on the way to practice. i think its nemo.
– F.Ten 4:44 pm Sept 25