Marshall 1974 build

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Which grill cloth?

1
11
46%
2
2
8%
3
7
29%
4
4
17%
 
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Parts have all arrived, I've started soldering but bloody guests have been sleeping in my guitar room for the past ten days.

BG has been working hard on the cab. I'm not sure what grill cloth to go for with the Emerald Green tolex. Thoughts?
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And the fourth option.
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Personally I think no. 1 cause that is what I used with my blue tolex. Will look stunning with green too.

Edit, I meant ONE, not 3. Wasn't looking at the numbers, just assumed the first photo was one, and then two, etc...
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Charcoal or black.

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3 and 4 look like they will never recover from a beer spill or toddler sneeze.

2... I think my grandma had that exact linoleum in her kitchen.

If something dark isn't an option, then 1 I guess.

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Looks like 1, 3 and 4 'cloth' are all made of the same type of plastic, so same affinity for snot and spills.

But yes, agree with your excellent choice of 1
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To be honest, I want it to age like milk...
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it may be hard to tell but one of them is a silver black and one a silver blue black
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I’d go with 1 :-)
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I’m the lone renegade going with 2. Someone mentioned looking like grandma’s kitchen, which is a good thing in my view!

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None of the above - Black looks best.


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I chose 1 but I don't like green Tolex, oxblood and blue Tolex look nice :winky:
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A decision was reached, and a test fit :)
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Hot.
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bit of tidying up to do :) Getting there though! I love the Green
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