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Speaker cabinet

Discussion in 'Instrument Makers' started by Blueglass, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Blueglass

    Blueglass Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I am wanting a low watt amp for practicing at home. The Mahogany made me build this for when I get an amp head. It is undersized for a 12" speaker but at low volume I don't see an issue. I am making it where I can switch out the baffle board for a 10" if I'm wrong.

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    Beautiful! Well done! Chuck
     
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    It is still in progress I have a ways to go. But I had to throw on a coat of finish. I made a few mistakes I'm not happy with, but it wil be solid and on the backboard I think I will glue in random sized squares like the diffuser in recording studios because, why not.
     
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    Is that the beautiful Cuban Mahogany ? Very special wood indeed !!! Great work.
     
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    Some pieces I had that were too narrow for other projects but makes a nice glue up.
     
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    I hope this is still here for me to put a baffle and speaker in when I get back.

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    That looks awesome! I think you would be better off with a 10" speaker anyhow, I have a 15w Fender Blues Junior with a 12" and it is too loud for practice, has the neighbor's dogs howling lol. I've came to the conclusion now that the ideal practice (tube) amp would be 5w and 10" speaker, you can overdrive it to get the dirty sound without blowing your windows out, good for harp too....
     
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    I've been eyeballing things like the Jet City Picovalve used. When the right deal comes along I will jump.

    I will probably make the first baffle at 12" to start using it because I see 2 vintage american alnico speakers on CL for 35$. I will end up making a cab for the 2 x12 eventually and then a 10" baffle. What I can when I can.
     
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    I see vintage radio grill cloth on Ebay. The Burgandy I think would be the ticket.
     
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    I think I'd pack clothes in it, and leave the suitcase!
     
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    I'll Take a Leslie 122 for my B3 like that please!!!! Beautiful wood!!!! WOW!
     
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    @FLQuacker Another project?
    Just saw this. A mini-Leslie would be awesome.
     
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    A fair amount of amps doesn’t have a master volume, some newer amps now have a built-in half power switch. When those 2 optional aren’t available, there are “output attenuators” available to reduce amp volume without sacrificing much of the tone output. They are pretty small units, most are the size of a medium size pedal or a the size of a cable router. I have used a THD hot plate in the pass with good results and several “lunch box size practice” amps has a built-in half power switch (hi or low) 12 watts (more clean headroom/punch) and switchable to 6 watts for lower volume for practice sessions, etc.
     
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    Looked good outside with the flowers..well, it looks good.
     
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