Pimping my 1965A cab

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Hi all,

As some of you may have noticed, I'm in the process of changing a few things on my 4x10 cab.

1. Going to replace the stock black grill cloth with Marshall large check.
2. Going to replace the stock plastic handles with the same size Scumback metal ones.
3. Going to replace the stock internal speaker wires with red and black twisted, and solder the wires to the terminals instead of using the stock spade connectors.

Question: Do you have any recommendations for cleaning the speaker tab terminals, prior to soldering? I imagine the 30 plus years terminals have some oxidation on them.
- Should I just use some contact cleaner on a q-tip perhaps?

Thanks a lot.
 
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Hi all,

As some of you may have noticed, I'm in the process of changing a few things on my 4x10 cab.

1. Going to replace the stock black grill cloth with Marshall large check.
2. Going to replace the stock plastic handles with the same size Scumback metal ones.
3. Going to replace the stock internal speaker wires with red and black twisted, and solder the wires to the terminals instead of using the stock tab connectors.

Question: Do you have any recommendations for cleaning the speaker tab terminals, prior to soldering? I imagine the 30 plus years terminals have some oxidation on them.
- Should I just use some contact cleaner on a q-tip perhaps?

Thanks a lot.

Contact cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, perhaps some very fine sandpaper even depending on how bad the corrosion is. But why solder directly? Why not keep the 'easy solution' in case you want to replace or change something? If the spade connectors or tabs, whatever you want to call them, are in good shape and you properly crimp new connectors on your new wires, you should have just as good a contact, electrically speaking... :shrug: A bad solder joint can crack when exposed to sufficient knocking about. A tight spade connector generally won't. YMMV, of course.
 

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Contact cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, perhaps some very fine sandpaper even depending on how bad the corrosion is. But why solder directly? Why not keep the 'easy solution' in case you want to replace or change something? If the spade connectors or tabs, whatever you want to call them, are in good shape and you properly crimp new connectors on your new wires, you should have just as good a contact, electrically speaking... :shrug: A bad solder joint can crack when exposed to sufficient knocking about. A tight spade connector generally won't. YMMV, of course.
My Marshall and my home build cabs all have spade connectors, and I've changed speakers in most of them at least once.
I don't haul them around to gigs or anything like that, and I've never had an issue with a loose wire or bad connection.
 

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Just got done pimping my 1965A and 1966B. New large checker grill cloth for both, new metal side handles, and I swapped out one of the G12T75's for a Vintage 30. My SV20H absolutely roars through this! Did a lot of research on combining T75's with V30's with mixed results. Decided to give it a go anyway and I put the V30 on the bottom of the 66B, it being the louder of the two speakers. I'm very pleased with the results!

Grill cloth is a little loose on the 65A and slightly crooked on the 66B but being my first attempts at replacing grill cloth, I can live with it, looks 100x better than the old stuff on there. 20220129_164350_resized_1.jpg
 

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OPer here: Here's my 1965A with the new checkerboard cloth and Scumback metal handles. :fever:

Mine was a little loose on a couple of spots from my first attempt. (On the bottom) However, I took it apart again today, and removed some of my first staples and then retentioned it and stapled again. Looks really good now. :agreed:

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Here's my 1965A with the new checkerboard cloth and Scumback metal handles. :fever:

Mine was a little loose on a couple of spots from my first attempt. (On the bottom) However, I took it apart again today, and removed some of my first staples and then retentioned it and stapled again. Looks really good now. :agreed:

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Nice job and a great cab. Congratulations!
 

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Just got done pimping my 1965A and 1966B. New large checker grill cloth for both, new metal side handles, and I swapped out one of the G12T75's for a Vintage 30. My SV20H absolutely roars through this! Did a lot of research on combining T75's with V30's with mixed results. Decided to give it a go anyway and I put the V30 on the bottom of the 66B, it being the louder of the two speakers. I'm very pleased with the results!

Grill cloth is a little loose on the 65A and slightly crooked on the 66B but being my first attempts at replacing grill cloth, I can live with it, looks 100x better than the old stuff on there. View attachment 101479
Not sure what those goofy-assed swirls are in the picture but it doesn't look anything like that in real life!
 

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Great job. I foolishly sold the 1965a I used for years in order to fund a 2061cx (2x12). I am quite pleased with it but find myself missing what I had in the 1965, it's just a different animal. Something to be said for it's unique qualities. I thought long and hard about swapping out the cloth for checkerboard but opted to keep the brown faded cloth that many find interesting or desirable.

Additionally, I am shocked as to how much these cabinets (both the 2061cx & 1965's) are now selling for! They have almost doubled. The secret is now out!
 

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Great job. I foolishly sold the 1965a I used for years in order to fund a 2061cx (2x12). I am quite pleased with it but find myself missing what I had in the 1965, it's just a different animal. Something to be said for it's unique qualities. I thought long and hard about swapping out the cloth for checkerboard but opted to keep the brown faded cloth that many find interesting or desirable.

Additionally, I am shocked as to how much these cabinets (both the 2061cx & 1965's) are now selling for! They have almost doubled. The secret is now out!
Thanks. Yeah, I would have kept the faded brown cloth if mine had come with that. Those look really cool!
 

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No. This is a communicator from the original 1960s series. (The grandfather of the cell or flip phone)

A tricorder is a different thing...

I though that by the late first or early second season or so, the communicator and tri-corder had been combined into one device? Either way, I was totally blown away when the first "Flip-Phones" came out!

I Could Be Mistaken?
Gene
 

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