CJ Ramone’s tour-used Ampeg SVT810E 800W 8x10 bass cabinet and road case used by original Ramones bassist Doug Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone) until his departure from the band in 1989, and subsequently used by CJ Ramone until the band's 1996 breakup. This cabinet was purchased in April 1983 and was one of the SVT bass cabinets used on stage by Dee Dee Ramone until his departure. CJ Ramone then used the amp until the band broke up in 1996. The second matching stage used SVT cabinet is in the Ramones Museum in Berlin, Germany. This amplifier cabinet was used on stage by the Ramones for approximately 1,200 shows.
The bass cabinet measures 26.25 x 49 x 16 and features two rear wheels, two handles to upper-back portion marked “J. H. Sessions & Son, Bristol, Conn.,” and lower portion bears an affixed metal plate. The black-textured plywood Northern Case road case with foam interior measures 52.5 x 20 x 29.5 and was manufactured by Creative Stage Lighting Co., with serial number “292.” The case features four casters, two carrying handles to each side, and two spring-loaded recessed catches. Several logo and band stickers are affixed to the case, and the top, front, and back panels are prominently identified in white paint, “Ramones.” Included with the case is a three-piece outfit from the personal wardrobe of CJ Ramone: an XL black t-shirt for The Ramones album Road to Ruin; a pair of Levi's 505 jeans, size 36 x 34; and a pair of Pro-Keds hi-tops, size 13, with black canvas and black soles. In overall very good condition, with general expected wear. From the collection of bassist CJ Ramone, and accompanied by a signed letter of provenance.
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