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Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:10 pm
by TI4-1009
Been working with Courtenay for about six months on the "just exactly right" cover for my cab and I'm a happy boy now! Pretty much exactly what I've lusted after for about 40 :shock: years :

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I bought one from his web page (left one, below), but after I got it I just couldn't cut it up- it was too nice. So I talked to him about what I was looking for and he made two for me to choose from (The Other One below, right). I liked them both so I took them both, and had him make me a t-shirt to boot. There is such incredible detail in his work, just beautiful. Highly recommended if you're looking for tie dye- you can't beat going right to the source.

Also- When I told him that I had bought the blue one to use a a speaker cover he said that I wouldn't want to use it for that. Like most of his work it's done with cotton, which is thick. He said for speaker cabs you want to use silk, and that's what he made the two he sent me out of. Very light, no "coloring" (no pun intended) of the sound.

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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:49 pm
by spacefunkologist
Dude, those are sweet! The one you put on the cab is one of the coolest Ive seen. How do I get one?? Does this dude have a website??

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:52 pm
by spacefunkologist
Ooops, did find the site. Sick stuff. :cool:

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:21 am
by Jon S.
It's a cool feeling when you finally find THE PIECE of tie dye that's just PERFECT for you. :D :smile: :cool:

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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:59 pm
by spacefunkologist
Nice cab Jon S.!

Hey T14-1009...who makes the cab youre using in that pic? Looks nice.

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:28 am
by TI4-1009
spacefunkologist wrote:Nice cab Jon S.!

Hey T14-1009...who makes the cab youre using in that pic? Looks nice.
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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:38 pm
by spacefunkologist
Ahhhh, yes Ive actually bought a few cabs from Tim. Super nice guy to work with. He did a couple of 1x12's for me in the style of the HT cabs we all love. Dovetailed and all. $165 shipped to my door. I added the magnets and did the routing (Im sure he would too for some extra $$) Two cans of poly spray later this is what I wound up with. E120 loaded. Im lovin it!

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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:42 am
by cmc64
spacefunkologist wrote:Ahhhh, yes Ive actually bought a few cabs from Tim. Super nice guy to work with. He did a couple of 1x12's for me in the style of the HT cabs we all love. Dovetailed and all. $165 shipped to my door. I added the magnets and did the routing (Im sure he would too for some extra $$) Two cans of poly spray later this is what I wound up with. E120 loaded. Im lovin it!

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Those 1x12 cabs are beautiful. Very, very nice. That is exactly where I want to end up. I want to set up a stereo (well, I suppose it will actually be dual-mono) rig but as I do not play out two 2x12's are just overkill for my living room. When I have the cash saved up I am going to pick up (hopefully) a McIntosh MC250 and drive two 1x12's with it. My current amp has a direct line-level out so I'll use that as a pre until it sells and with the proceeds from the sale (and just a little extra $$) I'll get a Sarno SMS and be one happy boy.

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:27 am
by spacefunkologist
Thanks man, yeah Im really happy with the way they came out. Ive actually since bought some woodworking tools and have started to dabble in cabinet construction myself. Its not easy and I give the guys like Tracy and Hogan a lot of credit for pumping out some really amazing work! I'll post some pics when I get something that resembles a guitar cab!

But back to the Tie Dye cover....Im floored by that design man. Ive gotta say, I was always in favor of the open faced cabs with the speaker clamps but this has got me thinkin I need to cover one of mine with some sweet captain trips cloth like that one!

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:33 pm
by seniorpesca
Oooo I want one on my 76 twin

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:24 am
by jhonharry
Those 1x12 cabs are beautiful. Very, very nice. That is exactly where I want to end up. I want to set up a stereo (well, I suppose it will actually be dual-mono) rig but as I do not play out two 2x12's are just overkill for my living room. When I have the cash saved up I am going to pick up (hopefully) a McIntosh MC250 and drive two 1x12's with it.


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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:46 pm
by TI4-1009

Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:35 am
by TI4-1009
Just got this one- 44"x44". Pretty freekin neat!

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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:05 am
by tcsned
Here's a Courtenay dye we use for a stage backdrop
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Re: Courtenay Tie dye

PostPosted:Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:57 pm
by zambiland
Damn. He is the master.