Repair on a 1965 Fender Bassman Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xofnahtan, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. It has spray paint of the grill (I didn't put it there, its previous owner did it not realy knowing anything about it.) I wanted to know if there was any way I could get it off at all. Also the the wood that holds the grill to the body is decaying and won't hold screws so I was wanting to know how I could fix that.

    I should have pictures of the damage up tomorrow if you guys need to see them.

    Oh and incase I posted this in the wrong forum, I'm sorry!

  2. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    South Shore MA
    the grille is cloth right? If so, there's not much you can do but find matching replacement cloth.
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
  4. If you want it to be authentic, the grill cloth on a '65 should have some royal blue threads in it as well as the black, white and silver threads on a '64.
  5. I was kind of wanting to try and just fix it without replacing parts, because I might have to end up selling it. I'm get ready to move and might need money and I'm sure it would go for more with everything original. Anything I could even try that might work?

    Also the wood on the inside of the grill is decaying, so parts of the grill aren't hold screws very well. Any ideas to fix this?
  6. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    South Shore MA
    Rotting wood needs to be replaced. You can try temporarily bracing it with metal straps but it won't last. I would build a new grille.