Kasha w/rotating speaker baffle to adjust between open and closed via footswitch. The cool part is seeing the baffle move and hearing the sound change.
Marshall 25/50 Silver Anniversary Jubilee
My Bogner Ecstasy on Marshall 1960AHW, Gibson Goldtone, Matchless Chieftain.
Marc Ford's backstage Univox amp and his hat. He noticed me snapping a picture of it, and he said "that does make a pretty cool picture, doesn't it?"
Ark have some of the very best cabinetry I've ever seen.
Last edited by guitfiddle; 07-08-2011 at 01:13 PM.
Originally Posted by FranklyThe Eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the Crow.
Wow!! That Siegmund looks frickin' beautiful!
" you tell it like you're barefoot while you wear those hundred dollar shoes. Yeah, you can shuck and jive me all ya want to but, please please please, don't tell me 'bout the blues!"......Buddy Guy
I used to have a 1964 Fender Tremolux head and matching 210 cab. I wish I had a pic of it. It was a BF head, with the numbered knobs--and the smooth blond Tolex, like a BF amp, but BLONDE; and a gold grill-cloth.
That was the most drool-inducing amp I have ever owned. I got so I wouldn't take it hour any more--I got paranoid that someone was going to steal it.
Great sounding amp, too.
Here is a picture of some Matchless products I took for an ad I did for them when they were an advertising client. I always liked the clean lines and glowing lights.
Coolest looking amp I've ever seen:
It doesn't hurt that it's one of the best sounding amps I've ever heard either. I've owned a Mk 1 and Duotone in the past and liked them, but the Mk 2 Triamp is better. Glowing light blue bulbs and 13 exposed tubes in the background with a clear plexiglass front? That's such a killer combination!
The coolest one I've ever owned was a Bad Cat Hot Cat 2x10'' combo, here's the one I sold years ago to fund my first Bogner Shiva:
Take your typical Matchless kinda configuration, add a pimped out tolex and glowing logo and you've got this amp. It's too bad that the sound out of it was pretty terrible and the EQ setup sucked. I wanted to like the amp so bad, but it just didn't happen.
I have to admit that as cool as those amps look just for the sake of art, I'm more of a traditionalist in my taste for amp design. I really love the classic vintage looks of these (yes, I know there is some controversy regarding the manufacturer and "quality" of the amp section of at least one of these. But the vintage looks are gorgeous to me).
Marshall Vintage Modern 2466, Bogner Alchemist (with a slight retro-modern flair), Flextone lll XL 212, Bugera V22, (speaker cabinet is Avatar Vintage 2X12):
Originally Posted by IanBallard
Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.
I am shocked that no one has posted a pic of their late Sixties Kustom amp with the tuck and roll naugahyde in Blue or Red Sparkle!