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 Post subject: Grill cloth for Super Reverb 1968
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:06 pm 
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Do you know where I can buy a new front grill cloth for a Super Reverb 1968. silverface.

The seller put a "no name" grill cloth long time ago. I want to buy it this amp if I can find something look original.

Can you hel me ?

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Fender sells grille cloth

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0036797000

Scroll down to see other colors.

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Thank you BMW-KTM,

I will ordered one from my dealer

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I bought some good cloth for one of my old Fender's here....


http://www.mojotone.com/amp-parts/Grill ... 8Ta38Ma350


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thanks teamo,

I'll look at it too. It could be easier to order direct from Mojo

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Try Antique electronics.


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Try Antique electronics.


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Thank's, but I know Antiques.

I found the best I think, at Mojo. But I'll see if it's the right one when I received it

But my question was " Do somebody know which grille cloth is closer to original ? Nobody seems to know

Just I can find is stores who said " We have that and that ..." And I have to take chance.


Thank you every one

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Well if you really want to get the best, contact Larry Rogers in Naples Fla. I think you can find him at Rogers amps, he is killer on Fender stuff.


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BMW-KTM wrote:
Fender sells grille cloth

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0036797000

Scroll down to see other colors.


I searched the product page for the blue and orange sparkle grilles and was totally disappointed. Fender does indeed sell the blackface silver grey but not the silverface grilles mentioned above.


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The grill cloth used on the late '67 and '68 drip-edge amps was unique to the silverface era. The weave consisted of silver sparkle, black, and blue -- with very little white. Here's my unmolested all-original '67 Bandmaster as an example...

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The closest match I've found is the stuff offered by Mojotone, though it's not 100% correct. And like all the repro cloth I've looked at, the weave pattern is approximately 25% larger than the vintage issue. It may be your best bet though.

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The grill you're talking about has been widely used until 1976, when CBS decided to increase the output from 100 to 135W RMS and "script" the tailless amp decals which were a standard feature on the Bronco amp in 1967 and the rest of the series in 1972. Some transitional silverface amps made prior to the so-called "orange sparkle" era used already the scripted tailless decal, retaining the blue sparkle grill and the 100W RMS, which were introduced a couple of years earlier.

With the official introduction of the scripted tailless decals and the increase to 135W on some models in 1976, all silverface amps made after that date came with an orange sparkle grillcloth as an original equipment material.


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With the official introduction of the scripted tailless decals and the increase to 135W on some models in 1976, all silverface amps made after that date came with an orange sparkle grillcloth as an original equipment material.


Really?

The one-owner (me!) silverface Twin Reverb shown in the upper left of this pic was purchased new in 1978. It retains its factory blue-sparkle grill cloth.

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And the all-original '74 Bandmaster cabinet (dated via the speaker codes on its original Oxford 12s) shown at the lower right has the orange-stripe grill cloth.

The orange grill cloth first appeared as an exclusive cosmetic feature on the "Zodiac" series of transistorized amps in late '69. They lasted for only a short time (one year, I think) and were quickly discontinued.

I surmise that the orange-stripe grill was re-introduced in '74 to use up existing stocks of that cloth originally purchased for the Zodiac amps (I have no actual data to support that hypothesis though).

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Retroverbial wrote:
chromeface wrote:
With the official introduction of the scripted tailless decals and the increase to 135W on some models in 1976, all silverface amps made after that date came with an orange sparkle grillcloth as an original equipment material.


Really?

The one-owner (me!) silverface Twin Reverb shown in the upper left of this pic was purchased new in 1978. It retains its factory blue-sparkle grill cloth.

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And the all-original '74 Bandmaster cabinet (dated via the speaker codes on its original Oxford 12s) shown at the lower right has the orange-stripe grill cloth.

The orange grill cloth first appeared as an exclusive cosmetic feature on the "Zodiac" series of transistorized amps in late '69. They lasted for only a short time (one year, I think) and were quickly discontinued.

I surmise that the orange-stripe grill was re-introduced in '74 to use up existing stocks of that cloth originally purchased for the Zodiac amps (I have no actual data to support that hypothesis though).

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Arjay


Very nice Arjay!! 8) :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:13 am 
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Chromeface, I know you love to post pictures off of different web sites and they are always nice. Do you mind if I ask you to post a picture of your rig or rigs!! :)

Would love to see them! Thanks my friend!! :wink:


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