Thursday, May 3, 2012

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I have been staring at my musical gear for some time now and counting the war wounds. Multiple musical miles have been driven through these loudspeakers for my insanity. Whether by me with items I purchased new or had assistance with on many a used procurement by previous accomplices.

Up to this point, I have left the Tolex to fly as it may. Let them amps stand proud with their matching speaker grille tears and crooked casters. I salute them and their vintage medals of dishonor. Yet sometimes we all wonder about a little nip and tuck.

I have witnessed many a small business begin in this small little nook of creative re-utilization. Artisans in their own right repairing and recreating potentially better looking creations where a beaten warrior once stood.

The folks over at Aftershock Design Co are making some beautiful cabinets.

I also have to mention So Cal's very own Miyako Designs . The two tone Tolex work as well as the staining on some of their other pieces is just plain cool.

Both company's specialty is making their own brand of equipment but repairs and renovations can be done. I am seriously considering a two tone blend of black and this...

Check out what both company's have to offer or go it alone. There are plenty of vids over at Youtube.

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