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How to remove metal corners on amps/cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sleepy_monkey, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. I am assuming just pry them off with a chisel or small pry bar? I don't really see a way to get them off without damaging them. They are nailed on with the old split nails.

  2. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    Cut the head of the nails off with flush side cutters, or grind them off with a dremel.
  3. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Look here: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/j...ub-part-12-a-1027085/index2.html#post15126761

    If you look at the next couple of pages in the tread, there are more details concerning the metal corners.

    Wear protection on you eyes. It is easy to have metal bits fly off if the pry bar slips. Sometimes there is rust on the nails which anchors them into the wood. Be patient. If you are doing a restoration, often you can clean the nails and reuse them. Otherwise, vintage corners are available at www.fliptops.net. The replacement nails are not the same.
  4. Thanks for the info!!
  5. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I forgot to mention, there is a video two posts above the one that I referenced. Some good stuff there.
  6. Thanks. What is that tool he is using in the pics? I didn't see a video.
  7. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    The video is two posts up by xior (Roberto), here http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/j...ub-part-12-a-1027085/index2.html#post15126721

    You can PM xoir and ask where he got his tools. The bottom tool is a thin putty knife. It prevents the wood underneath from being damaged. The top tool is a small nail puller. A claw on a small hammer would work. The key is to find something thin. Both available at a hardware store.
  8. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Here's what I do. Get your hair dryer or other like heat source and heat it up. Then slip a very thin screw driver or like tool underneath and work each section a little at a time. Soon, you'll have an extraction and should be able to reuse the nails and corner. That's what works for me. :cool: