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Old 19th Feb 2024, 7:53 pm   #1
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Default WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

I need to make a back panel for a Selmer Little Giant guitar amplifier. The panel is quite a simple one made from plain hardboard with some relatively simple cut outs. I need a plan of the cut outs. Is anyone able to pencil inside the cutouts in their own or a borrowed amp onto a piece of paper for me to use please? All costs covered. Thanks.
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 8:28 pm   #2
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

Needs to be in the 'information wanted' thread Steve - ,not the 'offered' thread.

Maybe the Mods could kindly shift it over?
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 8:33 pm   #3
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

Thanks David. Dohh.. damned age getting to me.
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 9:16 pm   #4
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

Moved.

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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

This is a photo I had of one I repaired a few years ago. Hope this helps. The jack socket on the back, is the extention loudspeaker socket.
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 10:16 pm   #6
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

Here's a pic (from the web) of a slightly modified Little Giant back panel taken straight on which might be useful for scaling up, together with the above pic
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 10:35 pm   #7
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

Thanks for the photos but I've already researched and seen them. I also recall the first one I saw in the flesh as far back as the early 70s, so I know 'what they look like'. As per my request I am looking for an accurately dimensioned drawing or a 'pencilled in' plan. Yes I could guess it, but nicer to have the actual dimensions. Cheers.
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Old 22nd May 2024, 3:03 pm   #8
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

In the end I scaled up from a photo of an original one to create a working drawing and made the panel out of hardboard, which is what the originals were made from. I used a jeweler's saw to cut out the shaped apertures and then cleaned them up with a variety of files. Looking at various photos of these amps it appears that some had 'faded' black back panels and others were untreated hardboard. I used some old Colron ebony wood dye to achieve the latter. The amp came with a back panel crudely fashioned from a vintage radio, but fortuitously the Selmer serial number sticker was on it, so I was able to transfer it to the new panel.
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Old 22nd May 2024, 4:13 pm   #9
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Really clever, that looks great!
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Old 22nd May 2024, 4:30 pm   #10
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Yes very neat. Well done.

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Old 22nd May 2024, 5:19 pm   #11
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Default Re: WTD: plan of Selmer Little Giant guitar amp back panel

Thanks guys.

BTW, just noticed, in my post #8 I should have said "former" not latter when referring to the faded black back panel.
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