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Best Sources of Metal/Custom Grill Material?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chaosMK, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I recently picked up a great Avatar 4x12 guitar cab on clearance (some cosmetic damage, tweed front), for my little brother. I want to fix it up a little before his birthday with some better looking type of grill. Anyone know good sources to find grill material? I know Home Depot type places carry grill materials, but those seem to be geared more towards fixing your screen door. Any suggestions or online vendors?
  2. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I got some expanded metal at home depot in their metals rack. I think it was geared for like a BBQ or something. but it was 24x24" and a pretty heavy gauge. i used it for a 1x15" cab I made...it gives it a "tough" look. There's also companies online that sell that stuff...but you may have to buy a large sheet (4'x8') and shear it down. Try Ebay...search "Expanded Metal"
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member


    In the section of speker grills and clamps, they offer
    custom made grills. About 2/3rds of the way down the list,
    priced by the square inch. I have purchased one before and it
    was very nice quality.

    You can have it made with the edges folded at 90 degrees,
    with a manximum edge of 3/4".

    They will only fabricate it from a drawing you make and
    fax to them, so measure carefully and get it right.

    They do have a minimum to order, I usually pickup odds and
    ends for the workbench.
  4. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Thanks for the direction. Looks like I might be able to give my brother a cool looking cab after all.