It’s A Series Of Tubes!

Taking this idea, and 11 feet of 3/4″ PVC tubing, 8 elbows, 6 T’s, a can of red spray paint (left over from The Red Menace), and a bottle of Red Oak, I made this:

… to hold my new amp. Like so:

.. because, as they say: you don’t hear with your knees.

Not bad for $15 and 20 minutes of assembly!

I did make one modification on the original design: I put a bar across the front bottom, to hold the bottom of the amp. It looks like the original uses the ends of the two front elbows to hold the bottom. But that design doesn’t really work with an amp the size of my little Champ – it needs a bottom support, too.

I also ended up sticking some little felt furniture pads on the bottom, to keep it from rubbing red paint onto the floor.

5 thoughts on “It’s A Series Of Tubes!

  1. Rob Caldecott

    Love it.

    What’s the make/model guitar you can glimpse behind the amp in the second pic?

    Please post pics of all your guitars and related hardware. Thanx.

  2. cleek

    that’s my no-name fretless bass, in the background. it has lines where the frets would be, so it looks like it has frets – much easier to play, that way. i picked it up last year for less than $200, used.

    i also have my beloved Tele Plus:

    IIRC, at least one of the Radiohead guys plays a Tele Plus. what makes it a “Plus” is the pickups: two red Lace Sensors at the bridge and one blue one nearer to the neck – with a couple of switches to control their selection. these are single-coil humbuckers.

    the picture above was taken when it was new, back in 94.

    the neck has yellowed nicely over the years.

    i also have a perfectly standard black/white Strat.

    for recording, i use a Boss BR600 digital 8 track. it’s a pretty amazing little device.

    i also like my Big Muff.

    sometimes i use an Alesis Nanoverb (digital reverb) or the Nanocompressor (compressor / limiter).

    i’ve got an assortment of stomp boxes in the closet, but i don’t use them anymore.

  3. Rob Caldecott

    That’s it… I’m buying a new electric guitar with the first pay cheque from my new job.

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