Have a little fun and help me pick my new Amp colors.

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  1. RatBug

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    I'm working on the cabinet for my Princeton and I've been going round and round on the colors so I thought you guys might suggest something I hadn't thought of.

    First, there is one color I can't change and that is the chassis faceplate. I got it from Mojotone and it looks like this.

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    At first I was going to go with a color I had never seen for an amp before, but then I noticed that while I had never seen one, apparently it's pretty popular.

    It is that Wine Taurus color and some kind of gold of wheat grill. So basically like this.

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    Then I thought maybe I would go with a stardardish Brownface cocoa color like this.

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    Right now though I'm leaning more towards Blonde and Wheat except instead of plain wheat for the grill something with some more sparkle.

    So something like this.

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    Except with this grill cloth.

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    Whatcha all think?
     
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    I'm along time fan of Blonde/Oxblood followed by Blonde/Wheat.
     
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    Hmmm Blonde and Oxblood. I hadn't considered that. Thank you.

    This looks good with the faceplate color.

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  4. Wyatt

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    It was what they used on the old Blonde Twin, Bandmaster, etc.
     
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    Why not Bi-Color Tolexing ? ;)

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    Otherwise yes, if you want to stay Uni-Color, then the Wine Taurus color and some kind of gold of wheat grill - as you posted it - is classy. So is the Green Levant variant :

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    -tbln
     
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    I'm not opposed to it at all, in fact I have tried to think of a way to do just that.

    The problem is that to me it looks great on an amp with chassis access in the back or the back/top to me it looks kinda forced on an amp with the chassis faceplate in front.

    like on the Orange Cream reissues

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    I agree : "forced". Doing the seam horizontally is better looking :

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    -tbln
     
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    I personally prefer the original Brownface cosmetics so that is what I would go with.
     
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    I DO like that Wine and Cream combo in your first picture.
     
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    It's a good look.
     
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    I've done the wine/wheat on several models and that always ends up looking nice
     
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    Thanks @RatBug ! ;)

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    Making the horizontal seam is not very difficult using a marking gauge (trusquin in French).

    You do it in two halves - upper (Ivory) and lower (Wine) - both recovering with 10mm in excess at the planned height of the seam (below I choose half height of the cab).

    Then you trace :

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    Then you cut with a cutter and a ruler, and remove the excess stripes underneath. Once done, you have seams that meets neatly :

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    -tbln
     
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    FFC4BF35-E14C-4C35-B684-C1A327131493.jpeg 54EA4923-5E53-4D44-8E3F-61B0766716AE.jpeg F5ED2FC0-CB60-48D4-BA95-55DDF5AA2B85.jpeg I just built the pink one for my stepdaughter, the blue one for my wife and the black one for a friend. If you like sparkle, this stuff is it
     
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    Nice work and thanks for the tool tip! Your cabinets are always very impressive, if you are ever in the mood to do a tutorial thread detailing your tolex methods I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one who would be very interested.
     
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    Thanks @Nickfl ! ;)

    Yes, I took detailled pics at each step to remember myself the tips and tricks I used, but posting all this stuff in order with associated comments would be an extremely long task... :confused::oops:

    IMHO, there are many videos available on the web that can explain more pertinently - and moreover show in direct - the basics of tolexing. :cool:

    But no problem to answer questions on the subject - if I can ! ;)

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    Python and salt and pepper grill like those 80s champs.
     
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    I built an amp that was theft proof a while ago. It was (NLA) lime green and orange tolex with oxblood grille.

    Pic are on a hard drive three computers ago...

    That oxblood "buggy whip" tolex is the most unforgiving material to work with. The cabinet surface needs to be perfect. Any imperfections will show through the covering. The adhesive needs to be perfectly even.

    Sometimes the vinyl pulls loose from the backing on the corners. That makes tidy corners a (female canine).
     
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    Do they make Neon tolex ???
     
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    They used to.

    Most vendors slimmed down their selection during the recession of '08.

    Mojotone still offers less common colors such as orange or red in several textures, seafoam green, Carolina blue and teal.

    They also offer "Mother of 1960s Dune Buggy" metalflake in half a dozen different colors. The "Sparkle" vinyl is thicker than tolex. It has a shiny smooth surface. Cabinet dimensions may need to be adjusted to account for the thicker material.
     
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    I found a brown powder coat chassis for my last build, (5E3), and I was torn between brown or blonde, I finally decided on both!

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