Griblin Engineering

From mick.mclaughli–(at)– Mon Dec 2 12:51:16 CST 1996
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.amps
Subject: New (Old) Twin Reverb
From: mick.mclaughli–(at)– (Mick Mclaughlin)
Date: 1 Dec 96 02:00:00



>I just got a ’71 (non-master volume) Twin Reverb. It sounds fantastic,
>assuming you like Fenders. Anyway, I wanted to know what kind of
>things I should have checked out by a tech, such as filter caps, tube
>sockets, wiring, etc. Also, I’d like to know where to get good cheap
>replacement parts such as the rails on the top, the handle, the tilt
>back legs, tolex, grill cloth, etc. I’d like to restore it so it
>sounds AND looks good. Thanks in advance.

Antique Electronic Supply (602-820-5411) has grill cloth and cabinet
coverings. The black/silver/white grill cloth (S-G303) used in your amp
is $9.90 per linear foot, 32″ wide. The black tolex (S-G306) is $10.00
per linear foot, 54″ wide. They also have a good, reasonably priced
selection of electronics and books.

Griblin Engineering (1-800-605-2677) has the same as above at a better
price (both–(at)–4.95/yard), but they only sell by the yard. They also
carry all of the hardware you need for the amp. Chassis straps (rails)
are $12 per pair. Tilt back legs are $59 per pair. Their electronics
are a little pricey though.

Filter caps should be Sprague or Illinois Standard. Griblin is the
cheapest source I know for these at the moment. However, anything else
that you can’t find through Antique Electronic Supply, you can get from
Mouser Electronics (800-346-6873 or I use them
for electrolic caps and pots.

You might check Mojo for hardware, though their prices are pretty high.
Then again, if you can’t find it anywhere else… Anyway, they are on
the Web. Just do a search on “Mojo”.

Hope this helps.

Mick McLaughlin


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