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I have a wife who spent a lot of time decorating our house. It's a nice house that has decor like an Italian Tuscan villa. She spent a lot of time decorating with crown molding, art, paint etc.

I would like to keep my gear integrated somehow with the decor of the house. I hung my guitars on the wall which looks nice but my amp sitting on the floor against the wall isn't going to cut it. It's a small amp. 20" by 18". I also have a foot controller. Should I buy a piece of furniture to hide it in?

Can you guys give me some ideas on hiding my amp. Post up some pics if you have them.
#2
What the hell?
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#4
I actually store my amp in my wardrobe. It's a bit big though, gets in the way.
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#6
Not at all where I thought you were going with this...Anyway, why not just throw a table cloth or decorative blanket over it? I would think that would be a lot easier than having to dig it out from behind some furniture.
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#8
ummm... don't keep your gear in the living room. seriously get yourself a man cave, den or the like. i have a wife and a house with a decor but i have enough sense not to keep my gear out in public places.
#9
i say just buy an amp that will fit the decor of the house

you can get people to rebox you equipment too. get some hardwood enclosures and remount you amp.
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#10
It's a nice house

No it isn't. It is not a nice house until it has at least one room solely dedicated to guitars, amps and other kit.
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#11
Tell your wife she wasted her time, she married a musician for **** sake! This is why you can't think what to do with your amp - it's where it belongs, every time you play a mean lick anything you cover it with is gonna be blown off by pure awesome. Your wife needs to face facts that us musicians are higher beings and she needs to work your house around you. If she can't hack it, the garage is yours for the taking. MAN CAVE!
#13
Cut slots in the walls to put your amps!

EDIT: Wait, why does she care, she shouldn't be outside the kitchen..
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#14
get something like a cabinet, so you can just open up the doors and play
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Quote by Finger Cramp
I have a wife who spent a lot of time decorating our house. It's a nice house that has decor like an Italian Tuscan villa. She spent a lot of time decorating with crown molding, art, paint etc.

I would like to keep my gear integrated somehow with the decor of the house. I hung my guitars on the wall which looks nice but my amp sitting on the floor against the wall isn't going to cut it. It's a small amp. 20" by 18". I also have a foot controller. Should I buy a piece of furniture to hide it in?

Can you guys give me some ideas on hiding my amp. Post up some pics if you have them.

You can build a fascade for the amp to cover it up. Thats the only thing I can think of short of just leaving it out.

If you have a spare bedroom you should just turn that into a studio. or if you have a basement or garage
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#17
I refuse to get married unless i have a man cave of decent size with a mini bar, huge tv, gear, a nice chair. To avoid such problems. My girlfriend and i are living together now and i already dream of a man cave.

Back on topic: Just store it in the closet when your not jamming. Especially if its a small amp, and your wife is gunna make a fuss about it. AVOID THE FUSS AT ALL COSTS.
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#19
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paint it pink.



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And seriously- lace doilies.
#21
Get a small decorative cabinet for a tv and just put the amp in it instead.
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#22
retolex it?
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#23
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Get a small decorative cabinet for a tv and just put the amp in it instead.


That's an awesome idea. A nice TV armoire. Perfect!

Thanks for the suggestions!
#24
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Or, you know, grow some balls.

+1, lmfao
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#25
just build a nice cabinet around it or buy something that fits the house's decor
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#26
Post some pics up..... of tastefully displayed equipment. I've seen enough pics of gear in bedrooms that look like they got hit by a train.
#27
Biuld a secret panel in your wall to store the gear in.
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#28
Where's IbanezPsycho's closet rig pic when I need it? Better yet, where the F*** is IP?
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Where's IbanezPsycho's closet rig pic when I need it? Better yet, where the F*** is IP?

That is exactly what I was thinking

Someone should start a 'Post your Man Cave' thread

TS- you can't tell me there is no where in your crib for your gear


Edit: The closet of Doom!

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#31
Go ask the old dudes on TGP. They're pros at hiding gear so their wives don't find out they've been spending money. Whatever they do for that would probably work here too.
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#32
Mesa and I'm sure other companies will be happy to build you an amp with a nice hardwood cabinet.

I'm sympathetic to your problem. I am lucky to have a wife that let's me keep my guitar and amp in the living room.
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#33
Quote by Finger Cramp
Post some pics up..... of tastefully displayed equipment. I've seen enough pics of gear in bedrooms that look like they got hit by a train.
Lots of interior designers will be more than happy to make sure your gear blends very nicely with your chosen room. Some even specialize in hiding gear in rooms ... usually some kind of media gear within a room.

If you want to go cheap, talk to the designers at most bigbox DIY stores like Lowes, Home Depot, etc. They can refer you to contractors or specialists.

#35
^ maybe it is 'their' house.

i know a lot of couples where the female makes just as much if not more than the dude.

maybe, like a lot guys (me included) the TS lets his wife decorate because they are good at it

maybe, like me, he just doesn't care about that as much




anyway, i think i could turn these into 'coffee tables'


#36
get the amp out of the kitchen! duh

EDIT: semi ninja'd

but really... build a microwave/amp hybrid. throw that sucker on the counter and nuke shit with your shredtastic licks
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#37
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH

anyway, i think i could turn these into 'coffee tables'



haha sit them about a meter apart facing out, and put a pane of glass over the top.
Boom coffee table that sounds as badass as it looks
#39
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#40
Take your guitar and gear, put it in the middle of the living room. Then, run a large extension chord to an easily visible wall plug. Turn the amp up to 10, plug in and start with Kiss Deuce or perhaps Avenge Sevenfold Nightmare.

That should be enough to flush her out. When she goes to move the gear or starts throwing things, let her do it. Just be sure to secure the guitar, because you don't want it to take damage. While she's moving it or threatening to leave you, consipicuously open a bottle of Jack and proceed to relax.

Focus is the key. With drink in hand, get on the phone (with her watching) and call some of your buddies (if you have any left) and tell them you want to go jam and then hit a bar. By this point she has probably finished moving your gear. Start packing up in front of her while praising the virtues of being able to play with friends and "meet some new people".

Now the crap is gonna hit the fan. When she starts yelling, then crying, and says "we need to talk" pause at the door as if you're making a decision. Then, (with reluctance in your face) slowly turn around, look her straight in the eyes, and say "you just don't understand me".

Slowly come back inside, sit down, and put your head in your hands. Begin mumbling and rambling how modern society is designed to deprive men of their innate maculinity. Remind her of the divorce rate and the need for couples to respect each other and their individual needs. Push that point straight into guitar and how important it is for you to play if your marriage is going to work.

Finally, give her three options for gear placement in the house, all of which work for you. Good luck.
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