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6G6B- is it possible to buy replacement cab cloth to match the head

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Is it possible to buy aged replacement grill cloth for a late 63 early 64 6G6B cab baffle to (close) match the head?

Someone had reclothed the 2x12 cabinet in brown and I would like to replace it with the wheet gold cloth but am concerned it will not look even close .

Does anyone here have experience with this?

You can see the reissue 63 reverb cloth on the head sitting above the bassman isn’t even close

Thank you

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The difference between the top two in your photo is 50+ years of use. You should be able to google various methods of aging, there's a couple of methods on this forum post.

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I could be wrong, but I think the smooth blonde tolex amps had wheat w/gold grill cloth instead of the plain wheat used with the brown tolex amps. It's harder to find, but still available.

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Thanks Fritz. The link has some good advice

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Thanks Mel. I checked and you are correct.The 63/64 blondes had a different cloth than the browns . Was w/gold. Guess I could find that and then try some of the aging methods

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I built my own 2x12 cab after i finally found a 6G6-B head over here, back in 2007. My initial plan was to wait for a regular black tolex cab to turn up, and recover it blonde. Well, I was a little impatient, I guess, and after about a month I decided to build my own cab. I worked in a music store at the time, so I had access to pretty much all the parts I needed. And measurements were collected, both online (thanks to a certain señor Tavo Vega) and in person (shared stage with two Swedish bands, where the guitarists both owned complete set-ups), and it turned out pretty good. It's heavy and loud, though, loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s ;).

However, my source for tolex and grille cloth only had the regular wheat type, and it bothered me a bit. Fast forward 8 or 9 years, all of a sudden I found the right kind of grille cloth on eBay. Cheap, fast shipping, and apart from the age factor, the cab matches the head pretty good IMO.

I'll see if I can find the name of the seller/eBay store somewhere. I'm at work at the moment...

Anders

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Thanks, Anders! That would be great!

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You could always buy a little more grille cloth, give it a relic treatment and make a second baffle for the head. In this case you'd make sure to match the looks.

Put the original on if you should ever decide to sell it.

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I'm sorry, eCastro. No invoice in my papers, the sender's address is just a warehouse, not the actual seller (I kept the box with the little piece I didn't use). The purchase was done July 2015, the oldest receipt in the Paypal system is from Sept '15. I've also searched the eBay sellers I've rated, and I can't figure out which one it was. The seller is probably no longer active, and I can't find identical cloths on eBay at all.

I realize this isn't helpful at all, but here's a crappy cell phone photo taken after i changed the grille cloth.

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If you want it to match, replace the cloth on everything.

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Thanks Billy, Anders and Sascha.

Think I’ll buy the extra. Try and age the lot of it, do the box and if it doesn’t match redo the whole thing.

Wish I waited for a complete set in the first place .. ;-/


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