Wicker speaker cover for a Mark IV?

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sduck
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Wicker speaker cover for a Mark IV?

Post by sduck » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:26 pm

Does anyone know if there's any way to get a wicker speaker cover for my Mark IV combo? Thanks!

Promethean
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Re: Wicker speaker cover for a Mark IV?

Post by Promethean » Thu May 13, 2021 2:32 am

Make it... done it for my MKiii and mesa Metal grille front stack.

The wicker material is available easily online on rolls, used for chair seats, etc.

Remove the current grille. I then made a copy of the wood frame in ply, soaked the wicker for a while and then stretched and stapled it to my frame. As it dries it tightens up. Then just screwed it back in. The screw on logo was easy to swap too. Basic tools.. jigsaw, staple gun.

Not tried with a Mark IV but I sure it will be similar process to work out.

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Re: Wicker speaker cover for a Mark IV?

Post by JD1965 » Mon May 17, 2021 7:24 am

I suggest reaching out to Mesa Boogie customer service directly via phone. They've made multiple wicker grills for me that are reasonably priced.

If they don't have the grill baffle/frame for a Mark IV in stock, you can probably ship them yours and they'll do the covering for you and it will be completely authentic.

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Re: Wicker speaker cover for a Mark IV?

Post by dodger916 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:49 pm

I know this is late, but board member gts makes cabinets. Try him if you haven't already solved it.

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Re: Wicker speaker cover for a Mark IV?

Post by sduck » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:40 am

I think I've gotten over this. Very recently got my custom ordered MKV:35 with a wicker grill! Very nice. So now I think I'll leave the MKIV the way it is, stock.

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