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    Default How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    I am replacing the silver faceplate on my Lux to a Blackface one. Anybody have any tips???
    I get weak in the knees at the sight of a vintage Fender amp!

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    Default Re: How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    It should be just glued on. try heat.

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    Default Re: How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    If you can get a razor blade in between th chassis and the plate at the corner it should just peel off from that point. The hard part is getting it started!
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    Default Re: How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    If I remember correctly, you have to remove the chassis, and unscrew the tone and volume controls and the faceplate should come right off.

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    Default Re: How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    remove the knobs, then the nuts for the pots that are under the knobs, and the nuts on the input jacks, also the bezel around the on / off indicator lamp. After that it should come off pretty easily, might be a bit of glue but a putty knife would work good to seperate the faceplate from the chassis.
    Note that if you are going to use a repro Fender black faceplate on an older silverface Fender amp, you will have to enlarge the holes, the new amps use smaller diameter pots.
    Easy to do with a good drill bit or Unibit.

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    Default Re: How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    Several of the blackface amps have a brass plate under the face plate.

    I assume it's for grounding or shielding.
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    Default Re: How to remove a faceplate from a Fender amp??

    seems like a lot of work just to change the look to a Blackface... I guess the speaker grill should be changed too? I thought that was different on BF's too?

    What's wrong with the SF look?

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