Thanks to the suggestion and photo shop tease of benttop, and the generousity of Jgleaton's cloth donation...I present to you my re-done Z 1x12 cabinet!
This was my first time doing a grill cloth and wow, was it a challenge. I read on this forum what Left wrote about using a hairdryer to "tighten up" the cloth...and was that a lifesaver! My only suggestion to anyone taking on a project like this...buy a top quality staple gun. I bought a cheap one and it was a MAJOR PAIN and took 4 times as long as a good one would have ;D
Post by JASON (aka jgleaton) on Mar 7, 2006 9:59:18 GMT -7
That Looks GREAT Bill.... Now I know where to send MY cab if it ever needs to be re-grilled....
Like I said better you than me, THATS a JOB.... I had a heck of a time with the old fender cab I re-did too....mine has started to/ and has loosened some.... had a cheap gun AND didn't know about the hairdryer thing...plus they put about 5 MILLION staples in it I had to remove before I could put my cloth in.....
I was afraid it wouldn't match close enough with the tan in your head cab but it looks really good in the picture...
I agree with you too, I like the OLD 1x12 better if thats all your gonna use... my newer 1x12 sits a little low but I usually pair it with something else so it's fine for me....
Not a perfect match Jason, but close, and more importantly...I LOVE the look! Think I just needed a break from my 4 year trip down blonde/oxblood lane and didn't realize it.
Mine had a zillion staples in it too. Took a good hour to remove them from both the cloth AND the piping. If I ever do it again, and that's a real possibility if I can ever find a cream colored grillcloth, I will buy or borrow an electric staple gun without question.
Make no mistake, Dr Z produces a well made cabinet. I can say that for certain now that I've broken down all the parts...no wonder they sound so good and hold up over time.
Thanks again Jason, for sending the cloth. Peach is working on my "new" avatar as we speak! Also a little OT, but props to guitarman1 for sending the Weber 30w ceramic blue dog out quick...great speaker, like it equally as well as the alnico 50w...but they are *quite* different.
Post by sonicbluepaisley on Mar 7, 2006 19:40:30 GMT -7
Looks very cool man! Matches perfectly. I noticed your avater is sorta pixelated so I fixed it for you to show off your new cabinet and Stingray
Edit-I didn't read all of your above post of the new avatar. Sorry if I made it and your were actually getting somebody else to make you one. I just really can't stand pixelated pictures. Once again, very cool looking amp.
Last Edit: Mar 7, 2006 19:44:40 GMT -7 by sonicbluepaisley
Well, to make it a perfect match, cut yourself a new front plate for the stingray's head...then cover it with the same grill material!
Then you'll have a perfect match...granted, you start doing stuff like this, you might get addicted...and start building alternate cabinets for all your amps....
I thought about doing that, but decided against altering the 'ray in any way shape or form. ;D I'm just keeping an eye out for a light cream colored grill cloth...haven't found any yet. But even despite the slight difference, like Curt said, the black/wheat is really a looker.