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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Latest thing finished up..

A few months back I swapped a black Marshall headshell for an orange one. However, when I received the orange one, I was not impressed with the "traffic cone" color, or the poor covering job.

So like many of my projects, I thought "I can do that", and so....

Before



Notice the black and white piping... (all wrong)

After



Marshall has long stopped offering orange tolex, but I found an accurate reproduction. The rest is all genuine Marshall.

Here is a real deal '60's version for comparison.



A rather long and labor intensive redo, and having completed it, I see why people just buy them already finished.

I now have a couple of '70's Marshall 4x12s that need some lovin'.

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What it looked like after the old tolex was removed.



After much scrapping, sanding, and filing.



Marshall uses MDF for the back plate, and that was not worth saving. I hope none of you ever have to attempt glue removal from something like MDF.

I made a new one from the correct birch ply.



All finished up and ready for the amp chassis.

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sweet!!
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The amount of work involved in that frankly scares me Looks great though!
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Now you need to gut it and put some line 6 gear in it.
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How does this MARSHA cabinet sound? I've never heard of that brand before. Looks very familiar...

Just a joke. You've done a nice job. And nice guitar btw
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Yeah.. stuff that turkey with some Line 6 stuffing..lol.. cool lookin' head and cab

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If I wanted an orange amp I'd buy an Orange. LOL!
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excellent job dude....thumbs up!
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If I wanted an orange amp I'd buy an Orange. LOL!
Everyone knows brightly colored amps sound better.
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Orange tolex has Tone! Nicely done
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*UPDATE*

After I was so pleased with my Dave Friedman modded '73 superlead (http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f30/na...use-97500.html ) , I sent the orange Marshall to Dave for some more of his "magic".

I got it back yesterday, and WOW is it bad ass.

Dave added a few custom goodies for me that I am totally pleased with, and I am now convinced Dave is the best Marshall modder out there.
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