Rusty the Scoob wrote:Thanks, Brutus! I don't know if I could live down having a skirt on my amp.
My amp has a removable, flat, rigid steel grill cover, so it would be really easy to wrap with a fabric. It's a really common amp, too, so anything to make it look unique would be a bonus.
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Also it has it's own front cover for transportation so the tye-dye would be protected from the road.
If you were in an experimenting mood, I'd be more than happy to finance a project where we both got cool covers!
Indeed, a very intriguing offer, Rusty. We may just be able to work something out. I was actually thinking about building (or attempting to build) an alternate frame to wrap the grill cover cloth. My current frame/grill cloth is in excellent shape and I don't want to mess with it. I have a Fender Super 60 combo. Its a single 12" and the frame is really no bigger than 18" x 20" x .5".
I don't have a many power tools so I was going to try to find someone that could cut a single piece of ply wood to the correct dimensions and then route/cut the center out so it would be a single piece rather than a frame with joints at the corners. I don't suppose you are handy with wood working... are you? : )
If not, I can certainly just dye an extra grill cover. I was checking out the Utility Fabrics at a fabric store here in town. It is a white cotton, basket-type weave that is extremely close to speaker grill cloth and cotton muslin which is similar to what the Hardtruckers girls use. However, if the price is same (or nearly the same), then I thought I would just purchase actual speaker grill cloth from ebay. Something like this:
Anyway, its all food for thought. Let me know what you think.