Friday, September 10, 2021

Bill's Build - Part Final!

 Bill has finished his Silvertone 1484 project!

Grill cloth has been added.  

Speakers have been installed and wired up. 

The amp is in the cabinet.

Let's take a look, shall we?

Front view with home-brew footswitch.

Rear view with those vintage 10" speakers.

Amp head tucked into the speaker cabinet.

Wing nut on bottom holds amp in place!

Pretty awesome, don't you think?

Bravo, Bill!

Monday, September 06, 2021

Summer Project

 I finally slapped everything together yesterday, so let's take a look, shall we?

Front View

Sexy Angled View

I managed to staple the burlap to the baffle board with my new stapler.   The next step was to mount the speakers. I decided to use the original screws from the P.A. column baffle board. They were wood screws, so I drilled pilot holes for them. Can you see where the drill went right through the plywood and snagged the burlap? (Note to self: Next time, get actual speaker cloth, maybe? If there even is a next time!)

Rear View

Sunday morning I was back at my buddy Bill's house to install the 1/4" jack on the rear panel. (Thanks for the jack, Bill!)  Somehow I ended up with a 1/32" inch miscalculation when I installed the cleats for the panel.

Speaking of cleats, I was at a loss as to how to install the speaker board.  I had a couple scraps pieces of 1" x 2", so... I might want to paint them flat black to match the rest of the interior.

The last step will be to wire up the jack and I'll be good-to-go.

And that's how I spent my summer vacation. 

Well, my summer; there was no vacation.

Friday, September 03, 2021

Bill's Build - part 2

Here's an update on my buddy Bill's Silvertone twin-twelve project.

Looks like he had the amp and speaker cabinets all covered:


Impressive from any angle!

He's ordered some grill cloth.  Actual grill cloth, not the burlap I'm using:

Looks like he'll be ready to put the grille cloth on the speaker baffle when it comes in. Then all he has to do is mount the speakers & wire up the output jack.

Once the amp is mounted in the case he'll be ready to rock out, just like Lenny from The Wonders!