Vintage Grill Cloth for Simplexx 212

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silky smoove
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Vintage Grill Cloth for Simplexx 212

#1 Post by silky smoove » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:44 am

Has anyone come up with a good way to use vintage grill cloth on a Simplexx cabinet that won't block the corner ports?

I was initially thinking of the typical "picture frame" method like you'd find on a lot of vintage Ampeg and Fender cabinets, but I'm worried the corner ports will get blocked too much.

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Re: Vintage Grill Cloth for Simplexx 212

#2 Post by Askia » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:48 pm

In the plans you find this option

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Re: Vintage Grill Cloth for Simplexx 212

#3 Post by Jason Stromberg » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:57 pm

You could either build a grille out of 1/2" Oak the same size of the front of the cabinet and wrap it, i would recommend bracing the frame as 1/2" material may warp from the grille cloth material over time.

Another option is to build frames similar to the picture on the Simplexx front page and wrap it, just add 1/2 - 3/4" to the outer panels and extend the front to flush or recess the new grille to add a clean appearance.

Keep in mind the folded grille cloth material on the back side of the frame will take up a bit of space, measure accordingly.

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