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Old 17th March 2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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ive been makin a 20 watt guitar amp with a 6 inch speaker
ive made the cab usin plywood but what r commonly available materials to cover it . tolex in our country is very costly
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Old 20th March 2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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try here

http://www.be3amplifiers.com/
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Pleather or leatherette maybe not PC in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corfam
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Old 20th March 2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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They make a very thin carpet material that is frequently used to cover guitar speaker and PA cabinets. Also, frequently used for car Subwoofer cabinets.

These photos might not help much, but should give you some idea.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=260-765

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=260-764

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=260-768

And here is what the cabinet looks like when it is covered -

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=269-975

This is a very thin indoor-outdoor carpet and is frequently sold for automotive applications.

The only difficult area is the corners, so it is best to cover the corners with corner guards similar to this -

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=262-836

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=262-152

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=262-150

I would assume similar products, both carpet and corners, should be available in Mumbai.

The alternative is to cover the speakers in vinyl leather-like material. The better quality vinyl, the more durable it will be.

The final alternative is to simply give them a good heavy coat of flat black, gray, or charcoal colored paint. I would suspect a 'plastic', epoxy, poly based paint would be the most durable.

Just a few thoughts.

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Old 23rd March 2009, 06:00 PM   #5
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You may also see:

http://www.tubesandmore.com/

They have a lot of parts for cab
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Old 23rd March 2009, 06:44 PM   #6
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Here is a link for idea's of a number of custom amps for that "freaked out vintage look"
http://www.handsomefamily.com/gregsampmuseum.html
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