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Protecting your Amps Inner Beauty

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by teleforman, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. teleforman

    teleforman TDPRI Member

    May 24, 2010
    Columbia, MD
    TDPRI crew, I built a custom cab for a blues jr. It went great and I could not be more pleased with the result. I am now converting a custom cab I made for an EVM 12L into a combo. The cab is made out of Baltic Birch and I am converting it to accommodate the electrical guts of a Peavey Classic 30. I was going to cover the wood inside where the amp is with Aluminum or copper tape to protect against outside interference and protect the wood. Good Idea or a waste of $$$ and valuable time?

    Of course the Peavey cab was some flavor of pressboard. It was also painted black inside, perhaps to match the black tolex outside. Is the black paint covering inside a flame retardant or does it protect against heat? Is there something you recommend I put/apply inside the cab?
  2. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Feb 17, 2019
    abilene, tx

    i stapled this under the top for shielding: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Amerimax-6...jwxZsen44fANiNGqqyhoC5RcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    think I just coated the inside with sealer since i was using old pine. then basic stain and tung oil on outside
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  3. dan40

    dan40 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 19, 2015
    Richmond Va
    Only the actual panel that covers the chassis's electrical components need to be shielded. You can do as hepular mentioned and attach a piece of metal or aluminum shielding or use foil tape. The rest of the cabinet's interior can be finished any way you like.
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