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Deluxe Reverb - grill cloth question

ezyrydr

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So I have a DRRI. The grill cloth on these is very silver. I'm trying to find a grill cloth that appears more like the aged grill cloths on the vintage DRs. I just prefer that color much better.

So I'm looking for this:


as opposed to this:
 

muzacman

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Hey I feel for ya, I just went through the same thing with my Deluxe. I found a solution that worked great for me. I bought a piece of the aged cloth but doctored it up myself. Buy some denatured alcohol and blend in some of the brown "Tints-All" coloring to taste. I applied it directly to the cloth with a brush before installing it. The tint dried pretty quick, I just let it sit one day. The other trick is to hit the cloth with a heat gun or hair dryer to tighten it up after you have attached to the baffle. But be very careful - keep the dryer moving because you can easily burn a hole in the cloth. Try it on a scrap piece first. Here is a picture of my '67 with my "aged" speaker cloth:



Good luck with it!
 

RyanFromQA

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The other trick is to hit the cloth with a heat gun or hair dryer to tighten it up after you have attached to the baffle. But be very careful - keep the dryer moving because you can easily burn a hole in the cloth.
That's a good tip, thanks! And if you do burn a hole in it, you just crossed the fine line from Aged, to Relic'd! ;)
 




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