Ian’s Ab Fab SE-5a

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, something drops into my Inbox and proves I haven’t.

“As you can see, I didn’t fancy the usual black tolex look”; Ian’s email could be the understatement of the year. This colourful half-stack looks like a prop from an Austin Powers movie. Groovy, baby, indeed. There are some great details – the handles on the side of the speaker cabinet are drawer handles (from B&Q, or raided from the kitchen, I don’t know…), and I like the braided gold fabric ‘stuff’ used instead of conventional plastic piping.

“The build (my first) went nice and smoothly and the amp worked first time – great stuff. It sounds fantastic.” Inside the oversize speaker cab is a Celestion G12 greenback.