Gibson EH-150 Tribute


I've always like the look of the vintage Gibson amps. Especially, the EH-150 amp with the great tweed covering, pin stripes, leather corners, stiff leather handle and that classic Gibson logo. I'd love to have one, but don't want to spend $1,000 to get one.


So I decided to build one. I started with a 6 bottle wine crate to use for the body and created a baffle for a 10" speaker. I added strips of wood around the insides to screw the front and back into, covered it in tweed and used masking tape to mask off and spray paint the orange and black pinstripes. I found the vintage handle on eBay and the corners on Etsy.


I tried a few amplifiers with it and the one I stuck with is a Joyo BantAmp Atomic which is a 20w real tube preamp with a solid state power amp.

Since it's a sealed cabinet and you can't reach the back panel of the amp, I put DC power, aux send and aux return jacks into the back panel of the cabinet and hooked them into the corresponding jacks on the amp.


Amplifier: 20 watts with tube preamp and solid state power amp

Controls: Volume, Gain, Tone, Overdrive Switch

Speaker: 10" 8 ohm 30 watts

Inputs: 1/4" guitar in, Bluetooth auxiliary in, 1/4" effects send, 1/4" effects return

Power supply: 18v wall adapter included

Dimensions: 14-1/2" height x 12" width x 8" depth

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