Hey Scumback I have a Question For You

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  1. Jet Troop

    Jet Troop Supporting Member

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    I loved your tutorial on tolexing a cabinet. Do you have something to teach me how to tolex an inside corner? I need help. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    Glad you liked my tolex tutorial. But you've lost me on exactly what an "inside corner" is...better post or email me some pics of what you mean by that.

    Trying to picture it and went a bit :crazy ... LOL.
     
  3. ronin32

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    What happened to that picture tutorial? One of my friends wanted to redo a cab of his in tweed and we were trying to find it, is it gone?
     
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    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    It was lost in a hard drive crash. Google Adlib Music, Loren has it over there.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    Happy to help.
     
  7. Jet Troop

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    What I am looking for is to learn how to tolex an amp head. The part that is giving me trouble is where the cooling vent is. The inside if the vent at the ends . See pic attached.

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    You get to cut out little triangles of tolex to go in the corners. That's because you'll have to make three cuts in the corners to have the tolex lay flat. Go here: http://southbayampworks.com/tt/

    Look at the pics numbered 19-23, that will give you an idea of what you have to do for your vent, as it's the same thing as a back panel vent. You'll cut out triangles that will lay underneath your top layer of tolex. These triangles will have to be sized to wrap underneath, and you'll also have to cut off the sharp edges to lay flat just long enough for your corner cuts to be hidden.

    Hard to explain, but you'll basically come out with a piece that looks like a trapezoidal inlay on a Gibson neck, or this:

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    So you'd make your corner cuts like this., plus your trapezoidal pieces for the corners under your tolex:

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    Then you fold back the trapezoidal pieces underneath, then the top tolex layer over them...like this:

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    And you wind up with this:

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  9. Jet Troop

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    Thanks a bunch. I will give it a try this weekend. I have learned much from your tutorials. Thanks
     
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    You're welcome and good luck!
     
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    Southbay, how hard would it be to remove the tolex on my current amp, a Blues Jr. and recover it in tweed?
     
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    Not sure, but I think that cab is part plywood and part particle board. You'll only find out by stripping it, but I'm pretty sure it's 1/2 & 1/2 as I did one for a client a few years back in brown nubby tolex (not tweed).

    You'll have to rip off the tolex that's on there, sand it clean (back down to wood with no glue residue), then put on the tweed. Tweed comes in tweed tolex or the real cloth tweed. Cloth costs 3-4 times as much as the tolex version. You can probably get it at www.tubesandmore.com, though.

    As for how difficult it is, it's not that tough. You should measure and cut your pieces 1/2" long then, align the tweed stripes to match, and use an L shaped straightedge to cut the top layer of tweed straight over the underlying layer.

    Then you'd get a result something like this:

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    Again, thanks for the info. What kind of amp is this? Capt Crunch Combo?

     
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    Yes, that's the Capt. Crunch combo. 10 watts of fury... but if Big Mike sees this he'll probably chime in with "10 watts MY ASS!"

    It's a pretty deceptively loud amp.... guess that's why I went to jail for playing the proto six years ago.
     
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    No, you went to jail for mouthing off to a cop, the proto only got him to your door.
     
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    :dude

    :rotflmao Is there any way you could re-tell this story, it sounds funny?
     
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    I see you're bucking for the "Hey you're surge protector cord came out!" treatment again... aren't you PD?
    :Spank
     
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    Glad you were amused with it. At the time, being awakened at 11:30 at night out of a dead sleep, with six of my neighbors telling the cops that I'd been asleep since 10pm, it wasn't that funny.

    Good thing is, I can look back on it now and laugh. The resulting legal action I started got that lady evicted, her husband divorced her and she lost her free 3br/2ba condo and cushy "condo manager" job, too.

    In hindsight, I'll bet she doesn't think it was worth it... :D
     

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