Emperor 6×12 refinish

Found this early Emperor cab on Craigslist. Took it home for my personal collection. New colors, new grill, new speakers, larger handles. Pretty pleased with how the black cherry finish turned out, its far more purple than the pictures make it look. Added some nice contrast with the American walnut …

Marshall JCM 900 Amp/Cab Refurb

Took this cheap CL score from zero to hero for a friend. In addition to completely refinishing the cabs, I also modded the amp to more “JCM 800 like.” I always forget to take enough before photos. Sounds good, looks good. Took this cheap CL score from zero to hero …

Heathkit TA-16 Restoration Phase 3

Finally seeing the end in sight with this restoration. Grill cloth cleaned up, a few things touched up inside, and put back together. Only things left are to trade out a couple transistors here and there to help with the noise factor, and then get some new 12′ speakers since …

Heathkit TA-16 Restoration Phase 2

Small update on this amp. The card was completely gutted, all components tested and cleaned. Parts replaced as needed. All pots were dismantled and cleaned. All wiring was replaced. All rust was grinded off. All screws were even restored. She’s back together and mostly functional but got a few bugs …

Heathkit TA-16 Restoration Phase 1

I definitely have a soft spot for this solid state amp, and they’re hard to come by. I jumped at the chance to pick this one up when I found it, needs some love. Here’s the photos from tear down and the first part of cleaning and testing.

Summer of Studio Treatment Builds

This summer kind of took hold with a fair collection of studio treatment builds. First off was the never ending diffusers builds. A large portion of these went to BWN Music and the rest when to McNally Smith College   After the land of diffusers was finally finished (I think …

BWN Music Studio Installation

Throughout the course of the first part of this year I’ve been building and installing a large collection of fiberglass paneling and custom made diffusers at BWN Music located in downtown Minneapolis. Sorry my pictures aren’t the greatest but we took a few blank spaces and turned them into some …