Fender Cab Refurbish

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ScioBro, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. ScioBro

    ScioBro Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanx to Fishtale, Mr. Coffee and Rodgers Amplification.

    Re-used the old tolex.....DAP contact cement

    Going to install upper and lower back panels...open back, like a combo


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    Geeze Silver Supporting Member

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    Excellent job! Old tolex can be a challenge to work with. What did you do to get the sides apart?

    Russ
     
  3. ScioBro

    ScioBro Silver Supporting Member

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    They were loose. The cab. could rack a bit.

    Rubber mallet and block of wood to butt-up on the inside and hammer on.

    Then cleaned the fingers with light sanding.

    Glue-up is fast and nerve racking
     
  4. swiveltung

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    Wow, first time I saw a fender fingerjointed cab come apart! First time I actually saw the cab maker's logo too! Cool.
     
  5. ScioBro

    ScioBro Silver Supporting Member

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    Long Bell ran a lumber mill in southern Washington state.

    Fender was the cab. maker. (at least thats what I believe)

    Not sure if Fender sourced Long Bell direct. or got the wood at the local lumber yard.
     
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  6. swiveltung

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    Interesting. There's not much pine in WA state that I've seen...? maybe black pine from eastern Washington I suppose.... but that's not your run of the mill pine...
     
  7. sg~guy

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    -great job-

    -also an owner of an old FENDER pine cab

    -once a BASSMAN 2X15,.. now with a new baffle a 4x12-

    -awesome, awesome cabs
     
  8. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Tons of Ponderosa pine in Washington. Large trees, great wood, the stuff in that cab looks like it. It is stable once it is dry. I built kitchen cabs out of it years ago and they came out beautiful. This pine is indigenous to the semi arid west, all the way up into Canada and down into New Mexico and Arizona, just ask Hos!
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