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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby brutusbuck45 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:22 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote:Thanks, Brutus! I don't know if I could live down having a skirt on my amp. :lol:

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.

http://www.audio-electric-shop.de/shop/ ... edhead.jpg

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! :smile: :cool:



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".

http://www.elderly.com/items/130U-5557.htm

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:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=5335901301&toolid=10001&customid=forum&ext=110341367361&item=110341367361

or

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=5335901301&toolid=10001&customid=forum&ext=200301758207&item=200301758207

Anyway, its all food for thought. Let me know what you think.

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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:14 am

Good with woodworking... let's see, here's my most recent project: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danfcrea/s ... 940563012/ :lol:

I can make a plywood frame for you, no problem. I'll just need the dimensions, and a good idea of how to ship it to you.
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby brutusbuck45 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:03 pm

Ummm... I guess you are a quite capable woodworker. Very impressive! I guess making a plywood frame is childsplay. How's about we skip the frame and you make me one of those. : ) Just kidding, of course (no I'm not). Anyway, I am seeing if this tie-dye stuff comes back to me. I bought some materials this morning and made a few shirts with my kids and also some 'test' grill covers. They'll probably look like cr@p. You never know with tie-dye, though. I'll know tomorrow. I'll let you how they come out and if I think it would be worth the time and trouble to continue with this. If they don't look too bad I'll post some pics and you can decide for yourself if you want to pursue it as well. I guess we'll go from there...

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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby brutusbuck45 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:31 pm

Hey Rusty-

I did some dye work over the weekend as I had said... so you can be the judge of it. Keep in mind these are pretty boring colors from fabric store kit. I did them on cotton muslin. I'm not super pleased- but then... not really too displeased. Does that make me indifferent? Dunno. So, you be the judge.
I took one of them and fit around my existing grill. Looking at the picture that you posted of your combo, it looks like it might be similar in size to my Super 60. So the size that I dyed would probably work for you.
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby mutant_dan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:53 pm

If you want bright colors, go to:

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3 ... =dyes.html

and buy the procion dyes.

By sure to get urea and trisoduim phosphate (TSP or Soda Ash). Pretreat the fabric by dipping it in a urea and TSP solution and dye it while is slightly wet or damp.

The dye will react with the soda ash and this reaction locks the dye in the cotton fabric. These are fiber reactive dyes so you have to buy the extra chemicals to get them to work right...
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby brutusbuck45 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:11 pm

Hi Dan...

Thanks for the 411 on the dyes. If I go any "Further" with this project, I will definitely pick up some better quality dyes.

Peace.

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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Emoto » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:12 am

These dyed covers look great.

I am going to commit heresy and go in a different direction. On the 2x12 Jerry-style cabinet being built for me I am going to put round black steel mesh covers. I don't need someone stumbling into my cabinet and kicking out a cone...
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby brutusbuck45 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:39 am

Thanks, Emoto. I appreciate the feedback. I guess tie-dying is like riding a bike (or in this case, riding the bus). They didn't come out too bad but some better quality dyes would have made them brighter. I don't blame you about wanting to protect those JBL's. I'm not sure how they do it over at Hardtruckers- but it sounds like they just create silk or muslin screens and stretch them into frames that front the cab. There isnt vey much protection there, for sure. These screens are done on very thin cotton muslin. Thinking that I was just going to test and it would be temporary, I stretched and stapled over the existing Fender screen. I don't really travel with my amp but it does offer some protection by having the exisiting, "protective" layer
behind the dyed screen. Good luck with your cab. Post some pics when its completed.

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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby hogan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:18 am

HT creates a frame and stretches the silk or cotton over it, when the plywood cover is taken off the fabric cover is put on using the same magnetic points that the ply was held in place with.

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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Pete B. » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:39 am

strumminsix wrote:
Pete B. wrote:
I want those speaker covers, actually!


Here are those speaker covers available on Ebay:
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200 ... 0324463865

I picked up that Craigslist 2x12 cab (with the same speaker covers) this weekend for $80.
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Emoto » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:22 am

Pete B. wrote:
strumminsix wrote:
Pete B. wrote:
I want those speaker covers, actually!


Here are those speaker covers available on Ebay:
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200 ... 0324463865

I picked up that Craigslist 2x12 cab (with the same speaker covers) this weekend for $80.
:cool:


I can't handle the bling. I am going to use these: http://www.usspeaker.com/images/woofer- ... ize175.gif
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Pete B. » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:43 am

Emoto wrote:I can't handle the bling. I am going to use these: http://www.usspeaker.com/images/woofer- ... ize175.gif


I had the same first reaction, but I have two 12's just sitting there. Now I have a cab and will put them to use.

Can you post the link to basic ones?
How do they mount?
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Emoto » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:58 am

Pete B. wrote:
Emoto wrote:I can't handle the bling. I am going to use these: http://www.usspeaker.com/images/woofer- ... ize175.gif


I had the same first reaction, but I have two 12's just sitting there. Now I have a cab and will put them to use.

Can you post the link to basic ones?
How do they mount?
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Pete B. » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:32 pm

Got it. Thx.

Is it safe to say that those grills will only work on rear mounted speakers?...(I guess that'd otherwise be a quick Dremmell tool mod).
I'm guessing there is a mounting facet that attatches to the cab, and the grill screws into that?
Sorry for the newb factor... 'never had the occasion to need speaker covers before recently.
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Re: speaker grill covers?

Postby Emoto » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:37 pm

Pete B. wrote:Got it. Thx.

Is it safe to say that those grills will only work on rear mounted speakers?...(I guess that'd otherwise be a quick Dremmell tool mod).
I'm guessing there is a mounting facet that attatches to the cab, and the grill screws into that?
Sorry for the newb factor... 'never had the occasion to need speaker covers before recently.


You know, I don't really know yet. Was planning on putting them on over the fronts of my JBLs, which will mount from the front. The cabinet isn't even built yet, so it is too soon to tell if I will have a problem using them. If I have to rig something up to get them mounted, I will.
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