silverface twin grill

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by duffer426, May 18, 2019.

  1. duffer426

    duffer426 TDPRI Member

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    Here is the grill off the 72 twin reverb I traded for. It was held on by 4 screws drilled right through the vintage grill clothI didn`t even notice it while making the trade.The frame was split where the screw went into it,the frame is warped it`s made out of particle board, so I ordered a new frame and grill cloth from mojo tone. can`t believe someone would put screws through that grill cloth. IMG_0795.JPG IMG_0796.JPG IMG_0797.JPG IMG_0798.JPG IMG_0799.JPG IMG_0800.JPG
     
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    The velcro doesnt hold. I usually put screws in from the back though. BTW, I have a vintage frame with no cloth for one.
     
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    Milspec Friend of Leo's

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    That doesn't surprise me at all really. Not evrybody is concerned about re-sale or true to original desgin with their amps. They just want them to work and will use what-ever at hand to keep them together.
     
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    Bill Moore Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    The grill velcro is one of the few things that still work on the 79 Twin I picked up. The baffle is cracked, some corners are loose, and the tolex is rough! I plan on installing it in a Mojo cab I have my Twin clone in now. (The clone is moving to a head).
     
  5. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd probably try to reuse that old grill cloth on the new frame even with the holes. The new stuff has zero mojo and makes the amp look like a reissue. Maybe the "aged" stuff is better?
    On my 65 BFTR that'd been cut into a head, then got stretched back out, I used the "Original Fender" black tolex and grill cloth. It looked like a new TRRI and drove me nuts. So I ordered blonde tolex and oxblood cloth, so at least it wouldn't look like a TRRI.
    Then Fender came out with a blonde/oxblood TRRI. . . . .
     
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    Form follows function.....it works!
     
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