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Retolexing in white?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mrkreuzschlitz, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    My Ampeg SVT-810e has taken a beating, and is due for a facelift.

    My band buddies and I were discussing it, and I think we're all gonna go with white tolex, but I'll do it sooner than them now, so, let the journey begin.

    Can someone point me to a good tutorial for retolexing a big cab? I've tried to find some but I have terrible luck with searches.

    Also, what's the most durable tolex you've come across? I like the smooth Mesa-style I've found, but I have no idea if it'll last. Links?

    Thanks a gazillion. I'll probably be changing my grillcloth to oxblood eventually too... :bassist:
  2. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG! Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
  3. edbass


    Nov 8, 2004
    It looks way cool, but shows everything.
  4. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA

    i couldn't find a link... hahaha.
  5. iammr2


    Jun 10, 2002
    White will show every scuff. It's hard to keep it looking good and clean and therefore probably won't last as long.

    How about orange?
  6. Go for blonde instead.
  7. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
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  8. nicfargo


    May 28, 2008
    Lincoln, NE
    I'd go tweed myself...that'd be sweet!
  9. FFTT


    Mar 15, 2009
    I had a cream 2X15 back in the day with my Sunn and that cab looked filthy, torn and tattered in no time.

    A 135 pound SVT cab gets scraped, dinged, dragged, dropped and banged loading and unloading.

    Bars are not generally known for their tidy loading zones or stages.

    I would just glue back the loose Tolex and keep using it or re-finish it
    in SVT black or charcoal.

    If you want to do something cool to a stained grill cloth after cleaning, consider hiring
    an air brush artist and have something cool painted on the cloth.
  10. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    I recovered my SVT head and cabinet myself.
    I also did the grill cloth.
    What do you need to know?
    View attachment 123519
  11. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I think white would look HOT espcially with some oxblood grill, BUT, it will get dirty. If you wanna stand out, how bout blue, green, purple, orange, or red?
  12. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    A picture filled tutorial, it doesn't seem hard,
    but I don't want to screw it up. :)
  13. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    I'll be making a slipcover for it... ;) I know, it gets dirtier easier, but it just doesn't have the look when its black, you know?

    By the way, the venues I play in aren't bars.
  14. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    ...I happen to really like both the cream & tweed suggestions...much better than white...
  15. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    First thing would be to figure WHERE you want the seams to be.
    That will dictate how much material you need.
    A non backed tolex simular to what flip top sells and a few quarts of water based floor tile cement.
    Also a rolling pin and some sharp razor blades.
  16. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    The seams would be where the original ones are; One piece for the top, back, and bottom, and one peice for each side.

    I was gonna get some of the white tolex from Mojotone.
  17. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    Go to your local LINE-X dealer and have them "TOLEX" the thing in WHITE truck bedliner... If it gets dirty after that just hit it with the garden hose. (Just kidding about the hose thing" BOB
  18. canshaker


    Dec 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
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  19. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    Canshaker.... dude,

    Wanna trade? ;)

    Haha you got it made,
    Ampeg and Elixirs? Speaking of the devil, its time for a new set.

    Nice amp bro.
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    Feb 11, 2008
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