Repro Dome Head Screws. They Exist!

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  1. BygoneTones

    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Just spotted these on ebay if anyone is interested. Someone is finally selling them!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222379193136

    Dome heads, perfect for old Marshall restores, and in stainless steel instead of zinc plated. The same seller also has the matching cup washers.
     
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    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

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    didn't know these were hard to find.
     
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    Great news.
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how long these have been available, but I spent many a few hours searching for them only a year or two back. They just didn't exist until recently as far as I know.
     
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  5. Luke Gibson

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    What is the correct size dome head screws for a vintage Marshall cabinet?
     
  6. stickyfinger

    stickyfinger Active Member

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    Ive been buying stainless dome Philips heads from Homedepot in the states.
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    If its a 4x12, you will want the 2" length for the speaker baffle, and the 1.75" length for the back panel.
     
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    On MY '77-8ish cab, EVERY screw was a flat head. My '76 cab as well, both baffle and back panel.

    When were the dome heads historically used?
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    They swapped to the flat head screws around mid 1970. So it's only the very vintage stuff, basketweave cabs and earlier.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Can you get them powder-coated in black?
     
  11. Kris Ford

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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    Hey, I know I'm going a little OT here but do you guys know if the screws that hold the chassis to the cab on an 81 4104 would be hard to find.
    I admit, I haven't looked yet. Thought I'd save myself a little time and ask here.
    Thanks!! :cheers:
     
  13. Luke Gibson

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    I have a '67 and a '69 so the dome heads should be good!!

    Thank You!
     
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    Thanks!

    Now we just need someone to reproduce small check grill cloth. :naughty:
     
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    RIGHT?!?
     
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    On the wrong side of the tracks.
    This is a round head Phillips wood screw, which can be purchased at any good hardware store.

    "Cup Washer..."
    This is a "finishing washer," which (again) can be purchased at any good hardware store.
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    They are pozidriv, not phillips. There is a difference. Just talking from my own experience, but I've had real difficulty finding these in the past for old cab restores.

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    Also for a vintage restore, the zinc plated screws sold by most hardware stores do not look right, they are very shiny pale blue. The stainless steel are the best looking for an older cab and more neutral grey looking like the old original steel ones.
     
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    And it's why many Marshall products, especially cabinet back panels, have stripped screws and are a PITA to remove. People use a Phillips driver on a pozidriv screw which slowly erodes the head slot. I purchased a #2 pozidriv driver off ebay for about 10 bucks and have never had the problem since. No big deal if you just want to replace the screws with generic hardware store Phillips screws (or Robertson etc). But for vintage gear where one values originality, including external hardware to retain integrity get the proper driver is my advice. The screws that are a bitch to locate are the back panel ones on post 1980's speaker cabs with the non threaded stem on top under the head of the screw. Never see them on ebay and I once tried to order them directly from Marshall but they wanted $3.00 a screw. Love to find out where Marshall acquires those as well as the grommets/washers that go with them.
     

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