I've been playing with a wiki site and I think the idea of a new museum is a realistic possibility. I have a rough template for a homepage grid which shows the following info:
Model - Notes - Type - Year(s) - Power - Dimensions
I find that this info is most often sought by the casual user, and could be obtained at first look, or compared to other amps on the list without clicking around. Notes would be for things like silver face, red knob, whatever might distinguish it from other variations of the same thing. but i still envision each variation having it's own line item in the grid, since photos and specs may vary. Type would be for tube head, solid state head, 2x15 cab, etc.
Then as we fill out the site, each model name on the main grid would be a hyperlink. Click on it to go to the page for that item, which would contain full specs, photos, description of front/rear panels, anything really. This would be the place to also add repair notes, schematics, catalog photos.
The main grid could be separated into sections - such as notable eras in Sunn history, item type (head, cab, PA, etc), or whatever we decide.
Besides categorization issues, I also suspect that the available documentation on Sunn gear (catalogs, manuals, etc) seems to be far less than what's available on the Acoustic site, and the number of Sunn products and variations seem to be more plentiful. So... who in this community has the information, or can get it? Generally specs pulled from catalogs or supported by catalog or manual data are best, but I have a feeling that's going to be a pipe dream with most Sunn stuff. So where does the information lie? Who has the catalog archives, the schematics, the first hand experience?
And whoever has that info - do they want to upload it to the site themselves, or pass it on to someone else?
My vision is a site where every cab page has detailed info on original speaker types and power handling. Every head page has freq response of each knob, and info on each cab that it may have originally been intended to be sold with (or cab recommendations). A site where the Sunn Buzz and PL-20 frolic together in overdrive bliss. OK, you get the idea. It may be a pipe dream, but I think we can get a good start towards this. In addition, incorporating pages for a catalog and schematic archive like the current site has would be easy, as well as resources for repair/restoration. Keeping all this info centralized and editable by multiple people will allow the museum archives to grow.
I'm thinking a small group of the top Sunn Forum minds being involved, and the following being the steps involved:
-discussing (via email or chat) and agreeing upon layout, categorization and functionality
-granting edit access and explaining how to use the wiki edit tools to maintain site consistency
-assigning equipment for each member to be responsible for adding, based on their experience, specialty, interest or available info
-once the core of the site is built, unveil to the world and then slowly add/edit new things as time allows.
So who's interested in working with me to actually build this?