*Editor’s Note* We’re going to go ahead and apologize for some of these pictures being a little blurry, they were taken under the influence of large amounts of coffee.
We were recently commissioned for a fun, special project and wanted to share.
A gentleman came in with his Fender Super 60 (it looked like this….)
and a funky, fuzzy, brown-70s-couch covered cabinet. He had a problem. He’s carrying the two around because it makes him feel all warm and fuzzy inside (much like the cabinet), but, he was tired of carrying the two around separately – multiple trips from the van and slowing set-up/breakdown were getting old. After some discussions with Brian, the two decided the best course of action would be to chop up the Super 60 and put it into a larger cab with the speaker from the original. And so it began….
If you’ve never picked up a Super 60 it’s not the lightest thing – the transformers don’t help but there’s a lot of excess metal plating that really adds up.
Here’s a shot pulling out the PCB from the body:
And it’s out! Look at all that extra space – it’ll come in handy later.
Always use the right tool for the job. Or what you have.
So after some time, it starts to shape up….
See? Look at all that extra room
And now it’s starting to come together
*There’s a few steps that got skipped here towards the end, but you can just use your imagination.*
You’re missing the baffle construction, grill cloth-ing, and installation. And some filing, and some drilling, and more filing, and more drilling. And then troubleshooting because “…it totally worked a second ago before I put this in here, so what just broke…”
Then Brian waved his hands over the amp, blessing it with his magic, and determined it to be finished. And so it was.
And it looks so, so fresh.