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  • re-tolexing advice

    I have a small bad cat amp similar to the one below (just in a different tolex) & I want to recover it, I've retolexed cabs pretty successfully in the past.

    However I have no idea how to cover the recessed section on the top panel directly above the faceplate using a single piece of tolex & the rounded internal corners on the front panel cutout for the faceplate again using a single piece of tolex.


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    Can anyone offer some advice or even better a link to a guide

  • #2
    Re: re-tolexing advice

    You should be able to disassemble this cabinet to see how all the details are tolexed...
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    • #3
      Re: re-tolexing advice

      It's a series of slits

      Look here

      http://guitarkitbuilder.com/how-appl...ifier-cabinet/
      EHD
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      • #4
        Re: re-tolexing advice

        Thanks for the replies, I guess I didnt explain properly, My existing cabinet corners has small tolex triangles to cover where the cuts dont entirely cover the internal corners.

        The picture of the amp I posted doesn't have these triangles & just has one constant piece of smooth tolex with no cuts & I'm trying to work how it's achieved.

        Did a little googling earlier & I'm thinking I need some 4 way stretch vinyl, (like they use in the auto-industry apparently)



        Unless someone knows a better/the proper way??

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        • #5
          Re: re-tolexing advice

          You are referring to the inside cutout on top by the knobs

          In the link

          At the bottom

          He shows the inside of a heart cutout

          There is a guy on YouTube that does these
          He makes his speaker cabinet with an oval hole in back

          He spreads it over the hole
          Makes some small cuts that don't quite come up to the wood of the hole
          Then splays it back like fingers
          Dont cut the slits too deep

          I cant remember his name

          But search on building guitar cabinets
          EHD
          Just here surfing Guitar Pron
          RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
          SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
          Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
          Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
          Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
          Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
          GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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          • #6
            Re: re-tolexing advice

            OP, -is that amp actually using traditional Tolex or a modern Vinyl hybrid?

            -and any chance heat was used on the application to get that kind of smooth geometry with a more modern product?
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            • #7
              Re: re-tolexing advice

              Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
              OP, -is that amp actually using traditional Tolex or a modern Vinyl hybrid?

              -and any chance heat was used on the application to get that kind of smooth geometry with a more modern product?
              I don't know, its a picture off the web not my amp, it's how I want mine to look when it's done

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