How do I remove the grill from an old Peavey cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stinsok, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I got a funky slanted 2 x 15/horn in a trade. I can't figure out how to remove the grill without damage.
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
  3. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    It is just like this one.
  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    my old Peavey 215 has very strong velcro fasteners. just pry from corner to corner lightly and listen for tell-tale signs. gl.
  5. thin screwdriver and slowly pry it forward... go all around the aluminum ... circular motion...

  6. My old Peavey looked similar and yeah, velcro.
  7. +1 on all the above recommendations.

    What amp is that, btw? Can't tell what the model is in your photo.
  8. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    That's not mine. That's the only photo I can find of this particular cabinet. The amp is a Peavey Musician.
  9. thanks, I used that model many years ago but forgot what it was (we're talking early/mid 70s here), fun to see it again :D
  10. T-Bird

    T-Bird Guest


    While this method usually works, it also scratches the aluminium easily, leaving the grille extrusions looking quite bad.

    If You want a less scratching way to do the job, use the "hook" portion of an allen key. With vise grips preferably, they're sometimes a real PITA to take off.

  11. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    I'm not sure how the allen wrench would work--through the grill cloth and under the grill frame? I've used a pair of thin screwdrivers wedged between the grill and cabinet to gently pry upward. You'll hear a pop when the industrial velcro lets go on one corner and then it's easy from there.
  12. I have a Peavey 115 model with the same grill and what u do is remove the screws from the top 2 corner protecters take them off the lift the grill wont come out any otehr way....thts the way ive always done it

  13. In additon i should have mentioned to pull the grill forwards using the edges of the aluminium strip once the corners have been removed to release it from the velcro....
  14. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Removed the corner protectors and eased it out. It contains 40+ years of dust. It has the original square magnet speakers and public address looking horn. Good news, the speaker material and surrounds are in very good shape for their age! No tears or rips and no voice coil rub.
  15. what are your plans for the cab?
  16. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Clean, Bed Liner, Rock! I am thinking about putting more modern speakers in though.
  17. not a bad idea on all that. What drivers you thinking of? Going to lose the PA horn?

    Always curious as to how people update old PVs, they just seem to keep going and going......
  18. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Not sure what to do about the horn. Maybe find a way to add a control or maybe an on/off switch. As far as the drivers go, funding will dictate those.
  19. If it were me I'd lose it and seal up that opening. Next to useless or worse in terms of sound, but YMMV and like that particular vibe....

    Best bang for the buck 15s that'll likely work in there would be the Emi CB158s. Great updated old school sound. ($110 at Speaker Hardware).

    PV BWs are nice, too. The old 1505-8s would be a good choice.

    Would have to measure the cab inner dimensions and run WinISD for any of those but no big deal.
  20. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I figure I will remove the old horn and add a couple of piezo tweeters.