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    Default shade cloth - grille cloth

    what do you reckon
    anyone tried it?
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    Yeah it'll work wont be pretty tho.
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    May not be as "acoustically transparent" as speaker grille cloth, I don't think it would look too bad either.

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    was in bunnies yesterday and they have a few different colours
    one looking similar to the "wheat" grille used on guitar amps
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    i was going to do exactly this on my bass cab. i put my ears under it and couldnt hear the difference in soudns from the radio, so its not too bad i dont think. i will probably use it for a 2x10 guitar cab as well.

    funny that we got the same idea.

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    building a 2x10 as well and bought some fender oxblood grille that i ended up not liking that much - paid high dollar as well - like the wheat looking shade cloth and theres also a redish one that looks pretty cool as well
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    Man... go for the tweed!
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    im thinking ill use the reddish one for my 2x10 as it will contrast well with the natural pine cab. i want to have the cab sounding as good as i can, but i dont really care about dings and such. as long as the baffle is in good shape and supported correctly, and the speakers are working well ill be happy.

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    for the red thats what i'd use - might do mine the same
    are you usin radiata or brazil pine?
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    cheap bunnies pine, found a couple relatively clear pieces. not sure where its from.

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    For what it is worth, I used the beige cloth for this 2 x 12 v-front cab. I think it goes well with the black walnut. It sounds fine, but I don't think guitar cabs are as picky as high fidelity speakers.
    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciscokid View Post
    For what it is worth, I used the beige cloth for this 2 x 12 v-front cab. I think it goes well with the black walnut. It sounds fine, but I don't think guitar cabs are as picky as high fidelity speakers.
    mmm tasty lookin amp
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    Thank you. It is 35 watts through a pair of matched 6L6s. I point to point hand wired the whole thing and then needed a cabinet. I ran into a fellow with some nice wide slabs of black walnut and the rest is history. It sounds good and is very low noise at idle. I turned the knobs out of some scrap cocobolo and maple I had around. The decorative panel is bookmatched movingue just because I thought it looked neat. I bought the grill cloth through Rockler.
    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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    very nice looking cab there. im afraid i wont be putting that much attention to detail into mine, but i know it will probably have dings and scratches everywhere soon, so i might as well not make it look great in the first place.

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    I understand completely. When I was your age my stuff was in and out of vans and trucks constantly. Now, in my later years, I mostly play hollowbody archedtops in my home. Funny how wives change over the years. Used to be a time she didn't mind black tolex Peaveys in the living room. Now, she seems to care. So I took up building 'furniture amps' for blokes like me who got older but still like to play. Make an amp look a piece of fine furniture and the wives are more acceptable to the idea.

    I live in the States and have access to many amplifier building supplies. Should you be requiring anything specific, I would be happy to send it over the pond to you. I ship timber regularly, grill cloth wouldn't cost a thing.
    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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