Retolexed my JVM410h

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    Ughh. They’re attached by these rivet-like nails. Nasty little assholes. You need a really thin chisel and a lot of patience to pry them out without tear out. You also need to buy new ones after you pull them since they bend out when you hammer them in.
     
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    So not pop rivets? Those leave a hole in the middle.
    You think you could have replaced them with screws easily?
     
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    It’s not really a rivet but more of a fat ribbed nail with a slot in the middle that opens up when you hammer it in. The diameter of hole was kinda wide and the rivets pull out a lot of wood. To use standard wood screws I would’ve had to drill, plug, then redrill. I’m lazy so I just bought replacement Marshall rivets. Worked well enough except for one hole that would not let a rivet go down all the way.
     
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    Very nice , a good job . I'd like to ask how you dealt with the round bars of your Savage front grill , did you cut out the tolex to shape of the bars or what , if so how or did you work around them ? I've wanted to re tolex my Invader 150 for some time but I thought the gill bars would be prohibitive or a major hassle .
     
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    Beyond sick, wasn't a snakeskin tolex head released some months ago? Looks like it could be sold right along with em.
     
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    That was probably the most intimidating part of that retolex. I just cut two slits in the space for each bar, then put the bars back into place. It’ll keep the tolex in place via pressure. It was pretty easy to do. Getting the corners right on the front of the amp gave me more trouble because of the weird shape of the front edges.
     
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    I dunno. Kind of reminds me of this: :( (sorry, been binge-watching Naruto lately). Although, I did like that same style on my Bogner cube. Somehow yours looks very prominent. Must just be the lighting.

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    So
    So the bars are removable?
     
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    Yep they should be. They’re held into place with a wood block that’s nailed to the head shell.
     

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