Hi, thank you for visiting Armadillo Amp Works, specializing in Replacement Fender Amplifier Cabinets, Custom Speaker Cabinets, and Top Notch Fender Amp Restoration since 1995.
Fender Tweed Cabinet Family
I build my Fender amplifier cabinets to look as authentic as possible. All Cabinets come with a period correct interior finish,
chassis holes, chassis shielding, and lacquered tweed which is all included in the price. You will not find this with most other cabinet manufacturers. I also use animal glue to apply my tweed and tolex.
AS well I offer a relic service to make your cabinet look older. Check out the Fender Relic Cabinet page.
Jensen and Weber amplifier speakers are also available to be loaded into your new Fender amplifier Cabinets. From TV Front, Narrow Panel, and Wide Panel Tweed cabinets, to the tolex era amp cabs Armadillo offers a wide range of Custom Fender Replacement Cabinets as well as Custom Amplifier Cabinets.
We also offer electronics repair for vintage tube amplifiers, so you can have the convenience of getting your cabinet and tube amplifier restored or repaired in the same shop. Please see the amp restoration page for more details on how to have your tube amplifier restored or repaired.
When you choose Armadillo Amp Works for your replacement Fender Amplifier Cabinets or Custom Speaker Cabinets you will get personal service from the time you place your order until you receive your Custom made Fender Style Amplifier Cabinet, and even after you get it you can still deal with the same person who built your Cabinet. All replacement Fender Amplifier Cabinets and Custom Guitar Amplifier Cabinets are hand made, old school style, by someone who cares about what they are building, personally for you!
Save Shipping on speakers and have Armadillo Amp Works install them in your new custom built Fender replacement cabinet. I offer Jensen and Weber speakers for guitar amplifiers.
Armadillo Amp Works is Now offering Jensen Speakers at great prices, for your new custom amplifier cabinets. Get some new Jensen Speakers installed in your Fender Speaker Cabinet or Custom Guitar Cabinet and get special OEM discount pricing on all Jensen Speakers. I am also dealing Weber Speakers as well. Please contact me for prices on Weber Speakers which are now a leading replacement speaker for guitar cabinets.
Fender Vintage Amp Restoration & Fender amplifier cabinets are my specialty, and I hand build all of my custom amplifier cabinets and use the best glues and materials to make your Custom Fender replacement cabinet sound its best!
No plywood cabinets or Butt-Joints, I use only solid pine(white pine) hand picked boards, with Finger-joint construction for my Fender Amplifier Cabinets which not only helps you achieve the best tone but provides you with amplifier cabinets 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 custom fender amplifier cabinet for your fender amp today!
Take a look at this glue I use for typical vintage amp restoration, it is 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, an will make your speaker cabinets sound better.
So whether used on a vintage amp restoration or Fender amplifier cabinets 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. I use a Pot Devin glue machine to apply the glue to the tweed or tolex.
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 amplifier cabinet. I have specialized in vintage amp restoration and Building Custom Fender Style Amplifier Cabinets for nearly two decades. I have put together a collection of templates for most of the vintage Fender amplifier cabinets from early tweed amps up to the blackface and silverface amps. 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 well built Custom Guitar 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 an amplifier 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 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 to learn how to get good tone and tips on building your own guitar cabinet. I love playing my Fender Stratocasters through a great tube amp, there is no substitute for tone. There is nothing like solid pine speaker cabinets 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 Fender Amplifier 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 4 faces of the joints!
I can also design you custom amplifier cabinets, or a custom tailored Fender Guitar Cabinet if you have something in mind for a project.
Each one of my Custom Fender Amplifier cabinets is made by hand with lots of love. I only use the best materials for tonal qualities and workmanship is guaranteed on all amplifier 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 Fender cabinet restorations are top notch and you can be assured that your guitar amplifier is safe with me.
So whether you need empty speaker cabinets for your amp building project, a recover on a vintage fender amp, custom and replica Fender Amplifier Cabinets, or maybe you have a rare vintage amp that needs a reproduction guitar cabinet then you have come to the right place for vintage amp restoration.
I have been into vintage guitar amplifier restoration and Fender Style Amplifier Cabinets 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 Fender Style Speaker & Amplifier Cabinets and top notch vintage amp restorations.