Cleaning up "carpet" cab coverings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bob Gollihur, Sep 12, 2001.


  1. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    My Yamaha PA cabs are a bit skanked out from four years of regular gigging and the last two years being bounced around and stored the band trailer. Call me fastidious, but don't like shabby-looking stuff; while it is ok from a distance, it ain't very nice looking under the lights. I've already removed all the corners, handles, and other hardware for cleaning up and re-spraying with Rustoleum flat black, and cleaned up all the audio connections. But what about the carpet covering?

    I can use a beater brush vac and sticky stuff to clean it up, but does anyone have any experience in shaving off the sem-loose fuzzies? I though I heard someone once say a razor blade scraper, to "shave" them, but hopefully some has some practical experience to share??
     
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Thanks! Did you actually use a regular razor, or use a straightedge blade, and if so, in what manner?

    As you may note from my photo, I'm not that familiar with razors <g>.
     
  3. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    I use one of those electric clippers, for fine hair and one of thost sticky lint rollers. works great.
     
  4. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Be sure and use (reverb/echo on)"ellllllllLLLLLLLLECTRIC SHAVE!!!!" (reverb/echo off)
     
  5. jburtonca

    jburtonca

    Nov 25, 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
  6. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    I used a razor knife the last time.Whatever solution you choose,get some padded Tuki covers afterwards so you won't have to do it again.