Grill Material

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bizzaro, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    For cabinet building has anyone found a good source for rugged grill material that is reasonably priced? I like the Carvin grills as they are rugged and cover the whole face. Much more attractive than a surround IMO. Maybe it is just me but, is it time for a Cabinet section in the forum? Just a thought.
  2. steinbergerxp2

    steinbergerxp2 Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    "Expanded metal" is available from weldingshops in 4x8 sheets in several guages (you want one of the 2 lightest guages). Usually a 1x15 worth of metal costs $10-20.

    I usually build a frame inside the face of the cab of 1"x1" or trim so it is recessed 1/4" or so, cover it with carpet, and screw the EM down with sheetrock screws.

    Not terribly elegant, but it had worked well enough.
  3. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    I found that stuff at hardware stores also but it is pretty pricey and it is raw(needs paint). My cabs will be about 23x35. So thats like forty bucks a cab. Ouch!! :eek: The speakerhole sells surrounds for a few bucks each, not my preference but the cost difference is to hard for me to refuse. Thanks for your feedback. ;)
  4. I had to hunt for a welding shop in my area, but finally found one. Picked up a piece of diamond pattern for $7.

    These folks offer some nice expanded grille with the round holes, but it is fairly pricey. Pay attention to the "free air" percent as some of this is pretty restrictive. 70% or higher is really good.