Help me decide on options.

War_in_D

Member
So, I went ahead and ordered my mid-sized QR with 6V6's. Now, I have to decide how I want it to look. My 100 watt QR is pretty much the "classic" plexi style looking head with black tolex, gold piping, gold panel, gold knobs, mesh cutout on the front, etc. I have two Splawn cabs, the slant is black tolex, with salt/peper grill and white piping and the straight is black tolex, black mesh and white piping. My 1x12 cab that I plan on using is a Suhr Bella cab, with black tolex, gray plexi style piping, a kind of black/sparkle mesh and the mahogany accent piece across the front.

I know I want the small box Plexi head, and the main color will be black tolex. White piping is out for sure, even though it would match the cabs. I just can't bring myself to do white piping on black tolex for the head though. These things are pretty much non-negotiable, but I'm going back and forth on the rest of the stuff. On the piping I'm open to gold, silver (maybe) or black (thought had crossed my mind to go all blacked out with this one and do the black control panel, black chickenheads, etc..). I'm about 100 certain I want the cutout, but I can't decide if I want mesh (better cooling and would go this route if I do the blacked out option), or something like the salt/pepper grill cloth to match the one cab. What do you all think, got any cool combos or ideas that I'm not thinking about?

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311splawndude

Well-known member
My vote is all black. Blacked out everything. Cutout with mesh.

I actually have the black plastic etched flame panel like the one in the pic you posted. I've never installed it but have considered it. If there is light behind it the flames glow which is pretty balling. When I traded my plexi shell for my current z28 shell *dawnofdream97* let me keep the splawn logo so I have an extra. He was doing a Marshall clone build and didn't need it. I'll see if I have a pic. Might be cool in there.
 

War_in_D

Member
I'm thinking if I don't go totally vanilla with this, and just do another classic Plexi type build, then the all blacked out look was running a close second. I might go all blacked out, with the salt/pepper insert in the cutout because I kind of like a little bit of contrast too. What to do, what to do.
 

War_in_D

Member
Well, ended up going half/half on the vanilla plexi and the all blacked out "stealth" look with a little bit of "salt/pepper" thrown in for good measure.

Headshell Style: Small Box Plexi

Tolex: Black

Piping Color: Gold

Front Panel Cutout Options: salt/pepper grill cloth

Control Panel: Black

Control Knobs: Gold


Now the wait begins.. Scott said turn around time is about 8 weeks, so that's not too bad. He's had my Nitro for going on 14 weeks now, getting the fully loaded mods and KT88's added to it. I'm ready for that one to get here! :cool:
 

311splawndude

Well-known member
That sounds killer man. Great choices. Looking forward to seeing her.

Why is modding the Nitro taking longer than a QR build though? Does he maybe dedicate a big portion of the day for new builds and then a smaller portion to mods (other projects)?
 
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