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connorjeanes
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wine tolex???

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hi all just finished building my first amp and i want to cover it in a wine coloured tolex i have found the mojotone one on allparts but was wondering if i have any other options?

also has any one had any experience using a faux leather? or leatherette to cover there amps?

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Hi Conner

I have used all sorts of leatherette/faux leather stuff for covering amps.

They all work fine but most upholstery fabrics have a soft feel and therefore dent easily or are “impact” damaged more easily.
Totally fine for home use but not great for heavy gigging/selling.
If you want a real custom look though it may be the only option.

Traditional tolex is non stretch, so it may be worthwhile trying to find suppliers of automotive trimmings, like vinyde, most companies will send a small free sample.
Check out this link
http://www.martrim.co.uk/catalogue/vini ... cloths.htm

HTH

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ah brilliant ye that link looks really good i think i will try and get some samples sent out.

ye i do want that custom look but it will be used for gigging so might not be a good idea as you say will have to see :)

thank you

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Re: wine tolex???

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I covered mine (in red) with tolex I got from Lopoline. They may have wine.

I also found a guy recently (don't have a link, but google search for it) that offered tolex in practical widths, so you don't have to by a yard wide, when all you need it 16 inches or whatever. Might be worth it if he has your color.
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