Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pro Reverb restoration

Somehow, i've roped myself into another project amp that is neither financially feasible or especially desireable.
 The amp is a 1972 (or thereabouts) fender pro reverb. It's a non master volume,non ultralinear amp that clearly had potential hidden under it's peavey tweed patterned vinyl and replaced incorrect baffle.
 The baffle replacement wrecked the cabinet and by my count it was broken into roughly 14 pieces and then "repaired" and slathered with epoxy...
 Bitching about workmanship of the repairs aside, it is coming along nicely. i stripped 2 layers of glue off the outside of the cabinet and have been unrepairing and re-repairing it.
 Here's a few pics to give you an idea of what i'm working with here...

At this point, things are buzzing along quickly.The electronics are repaired, the new baffle is cut and the wood repairs are close to being done. the replacement tolex is in hand and i just happen to have a roll of nos grill cloth material that is period correct for this amp.the original grill was broken and glued back together incorrectly but there's enough there for me to use it as a template.
 I'll try to update every few days as it comes along and hopefully she will be up and going  in the next week!!