replacing cab carpet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by basss, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    I have a old speaker cabinet with shaggy, ripped carpet. Can I just rip it off and glue on some new carpet? or will i be opening a can of worms? Anything I should know about putting on new carpet? thanks
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    get stuff from They have stretchable cabinet carpet made specifically for that. And be sure to get some of the adhesive while you're at it. It shouldn't be too hard.
  3. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    You should be fine. Jus take your time and don't rush.

    When I carpeted my cabs, I used a spray on adhesive that seems to work fine.

    The hard part is working out where to but the seams and edges. If your carpet is ever going to come off, this is the most likely place. You also want to try and avoid any visible gaps.
  4. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    I used very low pile auto carpet for my cabs...worked just fine. I've used the spray on adhesive and also a regular glue that I spread on with my hands. either way works great.
    follow Pete's advice about corners, etc and it will be no problem(I tacked the inside of my corners and edges with a staple gun for extra strength--helps to hold the carpet while stretching it into place).
    good luck with it!:cool: