#1
I recently bought a new practice amp, so I decided to customize my old amp into a storage container.

Has anybody had any experiences with this, I thought it'd be a rather good idea, as no one would suspect it, and it would have a rather large amount of space..


So does anyone have any ideas on where to open up the amp, what I should or should not do etc.?
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#3


What?
I think its time to pack your things lets go,
To a place where we both know,
And dont worry, I'll drive real slow,
Spend some time before we go..
#4
I'd take out the speaker, close up the back, maybe take out the components in the head. cut out where the speaker is supposed to be, put hinges on it and have some way of keeping it shut.
#5
Quote by antagonist72
I'd take out the speaker, close up the back, maybe take out the components in the head. cut out where the speaker is supposed to be, put hinges on it and have some way of keeping it shut.



I was thinking of cutting off the top of the amp, just under where it overlaps, so that it'd barely visible, i'm trying to make it so it's easily accessible, but is still lockable, but I want it so you just think it's a regular amp.
I think its time to pack your things lets go,
To a place where we both know,
And dont worry, I'll drive real slow,
Spend some time before we go..
#6
Quote by Wells-Zeppelin
I was thinking of cutting off the top of the amp, just under where it overlaps, so that it'd barely visible, i'm trying to make it so it's easily accessible, but is still lockable, but I want it so you just think it's a regular amp.



No matter what you do.. you gotta gut it and close the back. maybe keep the knobs on and gut everything else
#7
Keep the innards and put them into a storage container

that = a storage container that looks like an amp and a amp that looks like a storage container!

Whoo!

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#8
Quote by IYanoplathizoI
Keep the innards and put them into a storage container

that = a storage container that looks like an amp and a amp that looks like a storage container!

Whoo!




That seems.... Fun?
I think its time to pack your things lets go,
To a place where we both know,
And dont worry, I'll drive real slow,
Spend some time before we go..
#9

1) Gut said Amp
2) Close up the back.
3) Install secret opening
4) ?????
5) PROFIT!!!


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#10
well what kind of amp is it? do you have pics?

the only 10W amp i know of is like, squeer, or those walmart ones. i think. the walmart ones might even be 15.

but anyways, i know i used to have a squeer, and it had a particleboard backing, you could probably just take the speaker out, and put paper so it looks like a mock-speaker (but flat agaisnt the wood in front) and then put hinges on the bottom/backing. just be careful if it's particleboard, because it doesn't hold up with screws too well, you'd be better off drilling a hole and using nuts and bolts.

lol, then, you can be like

"LOOKA MY COOLAROONIE AMP CABINET !"

and pull out your POS gutted amp and open the door like a cabinet.

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#11
I would have it hinge open at the front, where the speaker currently is. fit a little cabnet doorknob and some hinges to that bit.
if you hinge the top, then the latch and hinges take all the wieght when you carry it by the handle. which is no braw.

alternatively, you could hinge a side.
Last edited by jimRH7 at Aug 18, 2009,
#12
Quote by Wells-Zeppelin
So does anyone have any ideas on where to open up the amp, what I should or should not do etc.?
Look for screws. Things that were meant to be taken apart use screws.

Can't find any screws? It wasn't meant to be taken apart.


No make/model and no pics = stupid thread is stupid.
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#14
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Look for screws. Things that were meant to be taken apart use screws.

Can't find any screws? It wasn't meant to be taken apart.


No make/model and no pics = stupid thread is stupid.



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#15
So basicly, your making a $30-$60 empty box. However, the inside of a (functioning) amp seems like great place to hide weed.
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#16
^it'd be even better with a tube amp, it'd heat up and maybe even give you some inspirational smoke while you practice
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#17
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throw it out of your window


Agreed

And it isnt bad idea to make it storage box, just be sure you dont really need it.
#18
You could use it as a low res crap sound in live situations- for the intro of a song live I used to play the first few bars through a crappy 10w esteban practice amp all cranked and nasty sounding, then hit an A/B box and play through my actual rig for dramatic effect when the drums and bass came in. Or just use it to play music through to practice with. I think it'd be more useful intact than after you get bored halfway through the project and have a dismantled practice amp on your hands.