Two colours of Tolex

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by pmac11, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    So I'm considering reupholstering a cab. While there's lots of good info on YouTube showing how to do corners etc, there's nothing I can find on a two tone job.

    I'm considering one colour for the bottom 3/4 of the cab, and another colour for the top 1/4. How do I treat the boundary of those two colours?

    Any words of wisdom will be appreciated!
     
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  2. 67rayson

    67rayson Electromatic

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    Jan 9, 2021
    49508
    piping cord comes in all colors!
    hides the two seams
    GOOD LUCK
     
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  3. 67rayson

    67rayson Electromatic

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    Jan 9, 2021
    49508
  4. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
  5. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
  6. 67rayson

    67rayson Electromatic

    59
    Jan 9, 2021
    49508
    no idea
    not sure how piping comes?
     
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  7. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    468
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    The piping is cylindrical. The groves can be made with a table saw or a router. The tolex meets beneath the piping and the piping is pushed into the groove, The ends of the piping are fastened to the cabinet by each end and stretched to maintain tension to keep it in the groove.
     
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  8. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Thank you! Is there a way to do two-tone without piping?
     
  9. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Yes, there is @pmac11.
    It's not even difficult...
    let me retrieve the suitable pics and I'll be back ! ;)

    A+!
     
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  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    You dont think I tolex my own cabs? I gift wrap packages like a one armed, one eyed pirate :) I've tolexed about 10 cabs in my lifetime and hated every living second of it, I have a cab guy.
     
  11. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Lol. Well for what it's worth I thought the shipping packaging of my Mystery Brain was excellent.
     
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  12. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

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    Feb 16, 2013
    California
  13. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    468
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    Yes, that would be sides one color, top and bottom another color

    I've been doing tolex since the early 70's
     
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  14. You guys are gonna make me rip the tolex off the fender tone master twin . I wasn’t going to to do anything with it, but now the gas for color has formed. Thanks a lot.
     
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  15. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Thanks Winnie!
     
  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Mine is a Mesa F50. Currently black tolex, black grill cloth, blackface chassis with black knobs. I think it needs a new suit. :)
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Good luck. I watched the Mesa dudes tolex, it was very impressive, all free hand measuring and cutting and shockingly fast.
     
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  18. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    That's ok. I'll plod along at my own glacial pace... I'm not contemplating a career change. :). Actually I saw that on YouTube (Petaluma is quite a drive for me) and yes they were super quick!
     
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