Hey there guys. I did a lot of research on this, and between what I know about finishes on wood, and what I learned about tweed, I came up with a really good way to do it. It takes a bit more time, but totally worth it. Lets start with the materials list, I got it all from Home Depot. 1 3M sanding pad - fine grit $2.47 1 quart Zinsser Bulls Eye Amber Shellac $12.98 1 can of Zinsser Bulls Eye Clear Shellac 100% WAX FREE - IN THE SPRAY CAN $6.98 (you could use the Zinsser Seal Coat instead of this. This is WAX FREE also) 1 quart denatured alcohol $6.69 1 roll blue painters tape $5.93 1 can of Minwax Clear Lacquer in a spray can. This is Nitrocellulose, I called to make sure, that is important. $7.98 1 good quality natural bristle paint brush for oil based finishes such as urethane. I just have good quality tools because of my profession. You don't have to spend a lot of money. The brush I used was about $22.00. I do not recommend using one of the foam throw away type applicators. You can use a rag if you would like, as long as its lint free. If it sheds material...no good. You will need gloves if you use a rag. We will call the price on the brush $7.00 give or take, depending on what you get. 1 quart size plastic measuring/mixing container $0.97 1 one gallon measuring/mixing container $1.67 1 wooden stirrer..they are free at most places, just ask. I will go over the basic process first. One coat sealer One or two coats of "Cut" Amber Shellac (cut with denatured alcohol 50%/50%. Sanding very lightly between coats. clean with tack rag, or an almost dry, damp rag, rinsing several times to wash out debris. After you get to your desired color....Apply another coat of the 100% WAX FREE clear spray and/or the 100% WAX FREE "Seal Coat". It is important to use this for this step. The amber shellac contains wax, and is not super durable. Water will leave stains if left on there too long, and if you spill any kind of alcohol on it, it will really mess it up. So, we want to seal the shellac with a nitro lacquer (satin). Because there is wax in the amber, a polyurethane will not bond to it. A nitro lacquer will IF you sand it before you apply the nitro, and even this is no guarantee. So, we will seal it with the WAX FREE spray. The nitro will insure our tweed will be protected as well as it should be. So after the clear is on, we will spray one or two coats of satin nitro. a couple of thin coats works best. The nitro will also darken the color a bit, so keep that in mind. Ok, on with the project. Remove all hardware, feet, logo's, speaker, baffle, and anything else you don't want to get shellac on. Tape, and/or cover any areas that you don't want to get the shellac on. If you tweed is dirty, clean it. You can use upholstery cleaner. Make sure it's dry before you start. This is what mine looked like with everything removed, and cleaned. I posted these so you could see the color before I started as well. Next, after you have removed, and taped everything, I put one coat of the CLEAR WAX FREE SPRAY on. This is a seal coat that prevents the amber shellac from being too dark, as well as going on uneven. The tweed will suck up the amber as soon as you put your brush down, and you will be left with a darker spot where you started your stroke. The seal coat prevents this, and allows a nice even coat and color. It is also just easier to brush. It will darken just a little bit from the clear. Here is a pic after one coat of clear. I only did one coat of the sealer, and did not sand before the first coat of amber. I did a couple very thin coats about a half hour apart, as it dries fast. I used almost the entire can, maybe 3/4 of the can. Make sure it is nice and even...read the instructions on the can. More to come in a bit.