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Speaker Grill and Manitoba Builders

Discussion in 'Amp Building/Technical/Repair' started by Hammerhands, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands

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    What is involved with making a removable Fender style speaker grill? I assume it is like a picture frame and then pull the cloth over and either glue it or staple it? What wood is used?

    Is anyone making speaker cabinets in Manitoba? I see there is a Revv amplifiers. There was Voltage and I remember a company called Highway 83 that seems to be gone. Maybe Red Rock can do something?

    Here’s something...I used to have 2 Peavey Heritage amps.
    Making a New Speaker Grill for a Guitar Amp or Speaker Cabinet

    1/2” plywood, wtf.
     
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  2. KapnKrunch

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    Maybe a woodworking instructor at Red River College is a guitar nut too. Cheap labour and state-of-the-art equipment...
     
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  4. Hammerhands

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    After looking at it a few more times I don’t think that you can make a fabric grill for this cabinet because the lower right quarter of the baffle is removed for a port. You would have to block a bit of the port. I’m not sure if that would be terrible, since I plan to use this mostly with guitar.

    If you look on his website, the only pictures with a fabric grill have no port, or have some wood between the speaker and the port.
    Custom Built Speaker Cabinets | Flite Sound Innovations

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  5. KapnKrunch

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    I don't know what you want. Just the look of grill cloth? Stretch it over the screen. Glue or lace. Slap 'er back on..
     
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  6. Hammerhands

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    I thought about that.

    I have a 210G cab I bought with the fabric grill.
    The metal grill seems needlessly heavy on an ultra-light cabinet.
    I bought this cab unloaded and the grill isn’t in place yet.
    The logo is glued pretty well to the metal grill, that is another reason not to mess with it.

    Right now I think I’ll live with it for a while and forget about it.
     
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  7. Jim Jones

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    If you really want a fabric grille, try blocking the port and live with it for a bit to see if you like how it sounds. If so, you're going to have to make a new baffle anyway.

    In my experience if you have grille cloth and piping you're going to want to undersize the length and width of the baffle by 1/4" to get it to fit back together. As for raising the cloth above the baffle - I make a border of 1/4" plywood and also glue down an appropriately sized piece of 1/4" ply as a backer for the logo.
     
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