Marshall 4x12 slant cab recover 101

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Scumback Speakers, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Curtd1

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    Jim,
    What's the e-mail address I use to contact you directly?
    Thx,
    Curt....
     
  2. v-verb

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    Thanks Jim!! Great thread!
     
  3. Scumback Speakers

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    In my sig sir, but since you missed it: sales@scumbackspeakers.com
     
  4. Tidewater Custom Shop

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    Thanks! I left the bling for the backside. And I thank Jim for giving me the courage and confidence to get started on tolex work!

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  5. Curtd1

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    WoW!
    Absoulutely amazing work.......
    Very nice!
     
  6. Daveiow

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    First of all high to everyone.. I recently purchased a 1970's 2x12 Tall cab model number 2041 i believe, and after reading this thread i think i will recover it and add new grill cloth. i contacted Marshall UK and they have some of the original large check grill cloth, and will also get some Tolex from them. Only questions i have are should i keep it original or change colour of tolex and use diffrent cloth?
    Any ideas or advise would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. edwardsforest

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    Hi all. Just wondering... what types of wood are used for these supports/stoppers for the back panel? I have read of people using poplar, birch... Is it the same for the front?

    anyone? Thanks!

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  8. Scumback Speakers

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    Couple questions about pine.

    Pine seems a bit soft to support the baffle and back board? Has anyone had issues with this?
     
  10. Scumback Speakers

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    It's hard enough for support if you don't go nuts when tightening your baffle or back panel screws, otherwise you'll strip it.
     
  11. edwardsforest

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    Sorry to keep reviving this thread (although it is a badass thread and should stay alive!)
    For mounting handles.. what are people using screw wise with standard 3/4" birch? I see a lot of machine screws? Pre-drilling for this?
     
  12. t.hendrix

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    I love this cab!!! How does it sound??
     
  13. DavePilk74

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    Where are peoples morals? I cannot believe you want to recover this cab. DONT DO IT!!!

    There is hardly a mark on the tolex. I would say that is in remarkable condition for its age. but if you want to ruin a piece of Marshall history and a really collectable piece of gear then go ahead...

    Swap the grill material maybe, but I would leave it at that.
     
  14. Scumback Speakers

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    10/32 x 3/4" machine screws with matching 10/32 T-nuts (use the 7/16" barrel if you can) for the handles. Use the handle bolt holes as your template for drilling the cab sides. 1/4" drill for the T-nut hole.
     
  15. redddog

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    Well I don't know if it's a issue with morals but I agree. Leave that mofo alone! It's beautiful.
     
  16. redddog

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    Hey Jim.

    I'm about to start a Vox ac30 cc tolex job. I turned an ac30 cc1 1x12 combo into a head/cab config. Has to have exposed corners. I've done a few tolex jobs before but not with exposed corners and I'm nervous. Real nervous.

    You've contibuted so much to this thread and your work is awsome. I was wondering if, the next time you do a cab with exposed corners, you might have someone hold up a cell phone to take a short video of it? I THINK I know what you're saying but a video would be a huge help. It would also, apparently, be the only such video in existence. It seems as if exposed corner cabs have become a lost art. Virtually every video or tutorial (outside of this thread) completely breezes through the corner part.

    Just if it's no extra work for you and, in the course of your regular day, it wouldn't be a PITA for you, a short video detailing the exposed corner would make you the KING of exposed corner tolexing.

    Now that's big.
     
  17. v-verb

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    Agreed leave the tolex alone. Even the grill is not that bad!
     
  18. redddog

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    Any tips on how to tolex the top-plate cutout on a cab like this?
     
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    Look at the pics shown at the top of Page 7, it's done the same way as a back panel cutout is done.
     
  20. Oatie

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    Davie,

    I would just replace the cloth with the original stuff from Marshall.
    The Tolex is just fine, it can be cleaned a bit, but it's in good shape.
    Most old cabs have a few battle-scars. Does the cab have the original gold casters?
     

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