Rob’s slant-faced SE-5a combo

There’s always some new twist on combo styling, and Rob’s is one. Wanting a control panel that was easier to read when standing over the amp, Rob designed a combo which would take the SE-5a chassis at an angle. He worked out the weird geometry to allow the valves and power transformer adequate clearance, and mocked up a cardboard prototype! For the final amp, Rob used purple velour (!) and perspex for viewing slots.