Marshall Tolex

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  1. blues

    blues Member

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    Im looking for a 4"x4" piece of tolex to cover a hole in my 1974 50 watt JMP. Its a long shot be an old faded piece would match great.

    If anyone knows where I can find something like that it would be great. Previous own drilled a hole and mounted a mxr 10 band eq to the front.


    I have since fixed up the loose string. I found a batwing toggle switch and im on the lookout for a faceplate.

     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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  3. blues

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    Thanks. Im not interested in recovering the front. Im going to plug the holes shut first.

    Im just thinking now maybe I could try to remove some of the back panel or off the bottom of the amp.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member

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    I agree with ampmadscientist, just recover the whole amp. It needs it and a patch will stand out like a sore thumb even if you get an exact match!!!
     
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    You could cut a small piece from the underside of the amp, so it will match perfectly.
    Make a template so what you cut from the bottom is the same size of what you cut from the front.
    I have used a piece of wood as a template, but metal would work better.
     
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    Kris Ford Well-Known Member

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    Good luck finding a faceplate!!!!!!
    I used a Plexi Palace replica on my '74, because it was all that I could find..
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  7. blues

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    I took some of the back panel. I used a hole saw to cut it out. So the wood is almost the same size as the hole. Im not to concerned about the faceplate. Valvestorm said they could make me one today
     
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    It all depends on how picky you are. Now you have a hole in the back, too...I would just repair the plywood and recover the front panel. Just me.
     
  9. blues

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    Its all good. I will never sell the amp and could care less about the back panel. Its a great sounding amp.
     

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