Gries, Mather and Scumback

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by gkoelling, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. gkoelling

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    So, I had a green Gries 18 but didn't have the cash for new tolex and green isn't a favorite of mine. Also, I wanted a Mather cab and green isn't a color choice, hmmm, maybe green isn't a 1st choice for many?
    Anyway, in a thread about painting tolex I found that others had good results with Duplicolor made for vinyl so I tried it! A whopping $7.99 plus tax and a couple hours time I had a black Gries 18!

    After the infamous paint job I came into a little unexpected cash and ordered the Mather 1x12 and a Scumback M75-65 8ohm.

    Talk about having things fall into place! Yeah, babay!

    Here's the Gries before paint.
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    Cab after paint.
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    Finis!
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    Dave Gries, Peter Mather and Jim Seavall are all a pleasure to deal with. This rig kicks butt like very few others I've ever owned.

    (the paint seems to be holding up well, too)
     
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    LOVE my M75.

    Everytime I play through it I regret all the money I spent on other gear... :)
     
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    Thanks, Mike! It's definitely a keeper.
     
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    Wonder if I can spray a black cab red.....
     
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    seriously, I always loved watching bands as a kid with completely mixed and matched backlines. so much so that I think I subconsciously avoided any of my heads and cabs matching anything else! none of my suff matches.
     
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    Me too!

    I have a 25-watt M75 in a 5E3 and it's superb!
     
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  10. gkoelling

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    Thank you! I was nervous about painting the head cab but it couldn't have turned out better.
     
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    Turned out well. Definitely like it better than the green!

    Scumbacks made my strat usable, lol. No pedals needed to "fatten my strat". Use an m75 too, but with an m55. Fat, sweet, clear, but present in the right way.
     
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