Tip of the day..gold piping...

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Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby cerrem on Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:14 am

I was disapointed in the gold string that Marshall is selling..it is way to dark brown and looks nothing like the original gold string..
This is the string that runs inside a tiny groove on heads and cabs..
Here is the solution....
Get a roll of # 20 AWG stranded wire, preferably yellow, and a can of Rust-Oleum brand spray #7270 "Gold Rush Metallic" ....
Spray the wire and wa-la...the next day you have what looks exactly like the original cabinet string and it's the correct diameter to fit the groove and the this paint stays flexible and does not crack or chip off...
Works for me :D

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Chris
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby gnugear on Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:24 am

Great tip!

My '74 has string that's MIA. :D
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby Abudoggie on Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:27 am

Finally cerrem comes through with a tip of his that:

A. I can understand :D

Woof!

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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby gnugear on Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:32 am

LOL!! Me too :D
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby Duncan on Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:22 am

Originally posted by cerrem:
I was disapointed in the gold string that Marshall is selling..it is way to dark brown and looks nothing like the original gold string
It's also very brittle and will break easily.

I have about 3/4 of an entire NOS roll of that stuff dated from 1966. It's enough to last about 45 life times, and I should offer some of it for sale. I couldn't possibly use it all.
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby Marshall Maniac on Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:33 pm

I've never had to look for any gold piping, but just another thought: craft stores. They have piping in all sorts of sizes and colors, and you might find one that matches.
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby MKB on Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:08 pm

Interesting thread on string or piping or gilt string, I am in the process of making a head cab and needed some. I searched the craft stores and found a similar string, but the metal tinsel is exposed and it isn't too sturdy.

So I placed some of this string in clear heat shrink tubing, shrunk the tubing, and installed that in the groove. It looks very good and was way cheap.

I then tried the same process using larger heat shrink tubing, but folded flat and stapled to the edge of the front panel for edge trim. This worked very well also.

If anyone is interested I will try to post pictures of the process and results.
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby psychodave on Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:44 pm

Originally posted by Duncan:
Originally posted by cerrem:
[b]I was disapointed in the gold string that Marshall is selling..it is way to dark brown and looks nothing like the original gold string
It's also very brittle and will break easily.

I have about 3/4 of an entire NOS roll of that stuff dated from 1966. It's enough to last about 45 life times, and I should offer some of it for sale. I couldn't possibly use it all.[/b]
I will take some if you are willing to sell. I only want it for my 67 plexi head and 71 . I really dont care about my cabinets....although ;)

Let me know.
I have a lot of stuff!
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby Woody on Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:34 pm

Mark?

Have you been holding out?

How 'bout Silver string Trim?
Woody

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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby Roy Boltz on Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:39 pm

Chris; take a look at my G12H30 thread at speakers & cabinets question & get back to me if you can,regards,Roy Boltz.
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby jonathan cummins on Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:36 am

Duncan,
I would be interested in some of that string as well as I am trying to refurbish two basketweave cabs and a `73 Super Lead
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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby Stevegainer on Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:05 pm

Hi guys, sorry for resurrecting such a terribly old thread, but I am restoring a couple of '72 cabs and was wondering if anyone (maybe Duncan) had any original gold piping for sale?

Thanks, and now back to the current decade.

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Re: Tip of the day..gold piping...

Postby cerrem on Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:48 am

Holy Baby Poops, Batman !!!!!
I don't even remember posting that ...
Don't even remember that trick along with all that details ...
I just learned something new reading this post...
Must be all the years of transformer varnish that got to me :?

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1965 JTM-45/100 Super-Amp100W(GEC KT66)
1965 JTM-45/100 100W SuperPA (GEC KT66)
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