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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Real men re-tolex their amps themselves!

I've re-tolexed my TOL100 head back in black. Don't try this at home. Keep tolex out of reach of children.

That's how it was (photos by the previous owner):
http://www.winisp.net/dmitriy/egg/fawn1.jpg - notice the crappy corner on the bottom left.

http://www.winisp.net/dmitriy/egg/fawn2.jpg - notice the 15+ inch overlap on the bottom, crappy cuts on the grille cleats and reverb tank hanging on 2 screws.

That's what it looks like now:
http://www.winisp.net/dmitriy/egg/egg1.jpg
http://www.winisp.net/dmitriy/egg/egg2.jpg
http://www.winisp.net/dmitriy/egg/egg3.jpg
http://www.winisp.net/dmitriy/egg/egg4.jpg

I actually goofed one corner on the back (the first one, on the bottom left), but not badly, invisible unless you look REAL hard.

Tolex was cut in 2 pieces (as in caseys4us tutorial at Yahoo) and glued using non-flammable DAP contact cement from Home Cheapot.

Got balls to re-tolex your amp into purple snakeskin?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 05:30 AM
 
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Re: Real men re-tolex their amps themselves!

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Got balls to re-tolex your amp into purple snakeskin?
Sure, why not. My 5150 is looking pretty hammered.

Nice job, btw.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 12:07 PM
 
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Nice covering for a nice amp..
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 12:15 PM
 
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Removing the old tolex is the hard part in most cases.
Nice job !
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Removing the old tolex is the hard part in most cases.
Nice job !
Not in this case. The guy who covered this amp before me was probably running short on glue or something.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 03:46 PM
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Hey, that came out pretty good!
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 01:15 PM
 
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Anyone knows where to buy funky colored Tolex or Snakeskin/Crocodile stamped Leather?
Any help will be super
Sincerely
Stefano
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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www.vibroworld.com has some weird tolex types as well as tweed. The prices specified on their pages aren't the sale prices. The sale prices are 2 times less.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 05:58 PM
 
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When my Marshall cabinet got some dings on it (about 9 years ago) I started thinking about recovering it. Then over the years it just got worse and worse and now the more f-ed up it gets, the more I like it. It looks like instead of being in the truck it's been attached with a wire and dragged behind the truck.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dings are fine with me. It's just that this amp was re-covered by someone who shouldn't be allowed within a mile near tolex and glue. When (and if) mine gets dings on it, I'm not gonna re-cover it. But the way it was it just looked cheesy.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 06:08 PM
 
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Good job with the Tolex - How about a rockin' clothing line featuring Tolex?
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good job with the Tolex - How about a rockin' clothing line featuring Tolex?
Such clothing lines exist. But I'm afraid they aren't for real men.
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