Ampeg cab grillcloth rattle

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Right_Butterscotch64, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Right_Butterscotch64


    Oct 18, 2012
    So as the title says the grill-cloth on my ampeg svt 15e cab isn't secured properly and is rattling against the cab. It is just the top portion of the grill-cloth that is rattling. I took of the grill and found that it was slightly warped, I tried putting new velcro fasteners on but it didn't help. Is there anything I can really do other than playing without the grill-cloth? I know you can order new ones from flip-tops but I really don't want to have to do that if its not necessary. :help::(
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Stick a pick or three in there strategically and maybe that'll hold the frame tight. I have a couple keeping the grill in my 73 flatback 810 from rattling.
  3. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    I've used small pieces of rubber strategically placed before, but the rubber does compress after time and has to be replaced.
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yep. Just jam something (relatively attractive) in there to keep it from rattling. Problem solved. I have used picks in the past too.
  5. Bass 45

    Bass 45

    Jun 23, 2011
    Tempe, Arizona
    Whenever I have had problems related to a loose grill on an Ampeg Classic cab, I remove the top left screw from the Ampeg logo and the right screw from the "Classic" logo on the bottom. I then replace these two screws with two that are long enough to go completely through the grill frame and well into the baffle's bracing.

    If you use black screws, you have made no cosmetic changes - and the grill should no longer move.
  6. Right_Butterscotch64


    Oct 18, 2012
    It's a bit more space than a few picks would be able to fill. I can push the warped top side in pretty far. Also I don't own any picks (hah!). I was thinking of getting foam rubber and cutting it in strips to wedge inbetween. Or even just cut and wedge an old washcloth in there. Think that would work?
  7. Bass 45

    Bass 45

    Jun 23, 2011
    Tempe, Arizona
    I thought my previous reply would be relatively effortless and effective - but maybe I don't fully understand the issue.

    If the grill frame is cracked, then you may need to glue it to solve the problem.

    Can you post a photo?
  8. Right_Butterscotch64


    Oct 18, 2012
    There's nothing really to be seen by a picture, the grill frame is slightly warped and doesn't make full contact in one area resulting in a rattling noise when playing on the lower end of the spectrum. I just bought some strips of foam rubber weather seal and its supposed to be durable and shock absorbent. Gonna wedge it inbetween the cab and grill cloth frame
  9. Right_Butterscotch64


    Oct 18, 2012
    did what I just said, so far working great and stopped the rattle.
  10. Mark Nye

    Mark Nye

    Sep 18, 2012
    Had a similar issue with one of my SVT210HEs, but additionally, the slight warping led to a less than secure connection between the velcro on the grill and the velcro on the cab.

    10 minutes + 4 drywall screws = problem solved.