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Hi, welcome to Armadillo Amp Works, Specializing in Vintage Fender Replacement Cabinets, Custom Amplifier Cabinets,
and Top Notch Vintage Amp Restorations for nearly two decades.
Whether your Tweed Bassman needs new tweed, or you have a Super Reverb that needs a complete cabinet Armadillo Amp Works can get the job done. Check out the replacement cabinet for a Fender Vibroverb. The 15″ speaker will scream tone.
Maybe you just need some back panels for a vintage Fender amplifier, or a new baffle board for your Fender Amplifier…well you have come to the right place to get that vintage amplifier fixed up.
1958 Fender Bassman Restoration complete with distressed tweed. I can make your tweed recover look old like a vintage fender cabinet from the 1950′s.
This cabinet was recovered to look like a vintage fender tweed cabinet.
I recently distressed a tweed guitar case to accommodate a vintage 1959 Fender tweed guitar case, check it out!
Check Out the new V-FRONT Cabinet that I designed to accommodate a Fender Tweed Bassman style Chassis.
Cut out can be made to fit other chassis sizes. The cabinet houses 4 ten inch speakers and comes in vintage tweed with 3 coats of lacquer.
Now get a totally distressed tweed cabinet, looks like 1954!
This a tweed super replacement cabinet made to “match” its electronics, which were all original. You can this done for around $100 over the original price on my price page. See the other pics in my picture gallery!
A Fender Replacement cabinet by Armadillo Amp Works will make your amplifier sound better that the common cabinets found with a present day fender amplifiers. No plywood cabinets or Butt-Joints, I use only solid pine with Finger-joints which not only helps you achieve the best tone but provides you with a cabinet that will last a lifetime, and will not start to buzz or rattle like a poorly constructed enclosure will.
Make sure you are getting the best tone from your guitar amplifier and buy a fender replacement cabinet for your fender amp today!
Take a look at this glue I use for typical vintage amp restoration, it like the old glue that Fender used but no longer does!! Don’t you want amp restoration done with all possible elements being vintage correct? Well the glue is a big part of it. It also makes vintage amp restoration a bit more greener, due to the fact that is produced from natural substances.
So whether used on a vintage amp restoration or a fender replacement cabinet the glue is a big part of my equation for producing the best sounding speaker cabinets, and it is non toxic so it is safe for me to work with and not harmful to mother nature! When it dries it has a very “woody” characteristic which drastically reduces cabinet dampening as compared to most commonly used glues for this type of application. One more important reason I use it is that it is “Vintage Correct” which makes for top notch amp restoration and does not change the vintage sound of the cabinet restored or recovered.
I have specialized in vintage amp restoration and Building Custom Fender Replacement Cabinets for nearly two decades. I have put together a collection of templates for most of the vintage Fender amp cabinets from early tweed amps up to the blackface and silverface amps. As well still do restorations and reproduce some of the Marshall cabinet designs.
Great tone goes hand in hand with custom and replica amplifier cabinets. Vintage tone has become a household name to most guitar players these days and can only truly be produced with a tube amplifier and a custom or replica amplifier cabinet. One look at all of the amp restoration and boutique amplifier companies will tell you this. Tube amps have been a big part of my life for quite some time now and I could not conceive getting tone any other way, thanks to Gerald Weber of Kendrick Amplifiers, the Tweed King! I apprenticed & worked for him for a few years back in the mid 1990′s and learned a lot about vintage amp restoration and vintage amps.
Understanding the importance of a speaker cabinets role in the tone equation is essential in building a good sounding amplifier. Unlike a conventional speaker cabinet, or an acoustical suspension cabinet, a vintage guitar amplifier cabinet gets a lot of its tone from the type of wood the cab is made out of. Please stay in tune with this site and my blog to learn how to get good tone and tips on building your own guitar amplifier cabinet. I love playing my Fender Stratocasters through a great tube amp, there is no substitute for tone. There is nothing like a solid pine speaker cabinet with a custom tube amp to make it sing! Don’t be fooled by simulations! A Gibson Les Paul through a Vintage Marshall stack will also do the trick to…try putting your American and British Amplifiers together and you’ve really got a tone monster, the possibilities are limitless!
I use Finger- Joints on all of my cabinets. This is the best joint for tonal quality, as you get more surface contact on this type of joint technique, you get glue contact on 3 faces of the joints!
I can also design you a custom speaker cabinet if you have something in mind for a project.
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Each one of my cabinets is made by hand with lots of love. I only use the best materials for tonal qualities and workmanship is guaranteed on all cabinets and vintage amp restoration! I am one of the only companies to still use the old enzyme glue which doesn’t have a negative effect on tone like many more modern adhesives do, and it is non toxic and environmentally safe. This makes my amp restorations “vintage correct” as well it helps my custom cabinets sound better. I never use CNC machines to do my work and will never farm out my work overseas! This is one area where quality cannot be compromised! As well my vintage cabinet restorations are top notch and you can be assured that your guitar amplifier is safe with me.
So whether you need an empty speaker cabinet for your amp building project, a recover on a vintage fender amp, custom and replica amplifier cabinets,Fender amp parts or Marshall amp parts, or maybe you have a rare vintage amp that needs a reproduction cabinet then you have come to the right place for vintage amp restoration.
I have been into vintage guitar amplifier restoration and cabinet reproductions for long enough to know the “tricks” to getting the best possible tone out of a cabinet; Using the correct type of wood that has been cured properly along with the best glues and joining techniques, as well as understanding sonic applications of cabinet angles and standing waves will produce a very vibrant and resonant cabinet that will complement the best of boutique and vintage amplifiers. My hands on experience with many types of woods and styles of cabinets, along with all the vintage amp restoration that I have done has given me this knowledge, and I now pass it on to my customers in the form of hand made custom and replica amplifier cabinets and top notch vintage amp restoration.