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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / Fender Speaker Cab Insulation.

roadhog96

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Apr 13th, 2016 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can anyone tell me what the width of the fiberglass batts that were used in the 68 Bandmaster or Bassman cabinets. If you know the length and thickness that would be good also but I'm mainly interested in the width of them. If my memory is correct, I remember removing only 4 pieces for each speaker, this was 48 years ago. They were just laid in over the speaker from top to bottom parallel to each other.

I'm being told that the fiberglass pieces were cut 6" wide and that there were around 12 used per cabinet.

I know there's a lot of controversy about a lot of things that Fender did back then but I've never personally seen that many pieces and being only 6" wide ever used in a vintage 68 cabinet.

(This message was last edited by roadhog96 at 10:57 PM, Apr 13th, 2016)

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Apr 14th, 2016 09:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Best I remember the insulation pieces were about 10-12" wide and sorta "stuffed" into the cabinet. There may have been 4 of them but I don't remember for sure. I no longer have an old cab to reference.

roadhog96

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Apr 14th, 2016 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just opened up my 68 BM to see and they are all 6" wide but there is only 8 pieces total. Each piece is 25" long so that would mean they were run from side to side not top to bottom when the cab is in the upright position. 4 pieces for each speaker. Someone is trying to tell me they ran top to bottom and they were 6 pieces for each speaker for a total of 12. Maybe some were like that but this is my second BM and they both had eight pieces total. I've seen a few others over the years with the backs off that had the insulation z d they to had 8 pieces.

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Apr 16th, 2016 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Based on what I've seen, there was no real standard.

Steve Dallman
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Apr 18th, 2016 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had 5 bassman cabinets, blonde, blackface, silverface. I don't think any were stuffed the same way. Two didn't have any.

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Apr 18th, 2016 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

(This message was last edited by Steve Dallman at 11:43 AM, Apr 19th, 2016)

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