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Which one would you chose and why?

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Voting closed: August 23, 2005, 02:42:39 PM

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steve

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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2005, 07:12:36 PM »
I made both my 2/12 cabs out of pine.Installed with 1 vintage 30 and 1 G12h it really is a warm sounding cabs.The dimensions are the same size as the Fender tonemaster cabs,quite big and heavy but worth it i think.
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2005, 07:25:55 PM »
what was the thickness of the wood you used?

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2005, 07:46:30 PM »
Quote from: Bob Johnson
Hey, we could have a radical design here. How about making the height and width the same (equal to or greater than the width of the head) mount the speakers along one diagonal and add a baffle along the other diagonal to really stiffen the front panel and separate the backwash from the cones. That would include almost every suggestion to date. QED


thats what I thought as soon as I read the first post I think...but less technical as I dont know the first thing about cabs/speakers/etc :lol: I guess hes saying something like mount them diagonally in the cab though? So its like a 4x12 but with only two in? Then you have the portability problem though  :?

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2005, 08:02:11 PM »
a 4x12 cab with only 2 speakers in...would that look something like this:



It's a Sheldon True Tone cab.
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2005, 08:06:36 PM »
yea.. i'd like to keep them fairly small (without sacrificing any tone cos of it being too small)

like said, the numbers i was just toying with to see how the vertical one could get put together and they will very likely change.


i'm looking to selling a couple (at least 1 =P) and that they would appeal to the young-er crowd of players and people who cant afford bigger cabs (or cabs made by mesa peavey etc etc) with quality speakers

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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2005, 08:08:25 PM »
Quote from: willo
a 4x12 cab with only 2 speakers in...would that look something like this:



It's a Sheldon True Tone cab.


yea, seen that on some boutique amps before.

i'll probably redo the horizontal one to be a bit taller and fit them like that, but the vertical will pretty much stay unchanged

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2005, 08:17:57 PM »
Quote from: Davey
what was the thickness of the wood you used?


About an inch thick. i had the speakers previously in a ply cab which sounded ok,then me and my dad decided to make a pine cab.The sound is much richer and more natural.
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2005, 08:44:28 PM »
I think speakers side by side, but prehaps if you're going for a head and 2X12 shindig stick it on some kind of stand, I know that whenever I can I make sure I got some speakers at waist height so I can do Townsendy things with the feedback more easily. Better projection too, and without casters it's still well coupled to the stage accousticly.

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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2005, 08:48:15 PM »
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I think speakers side by side, but prehaps if you're going for a head and 2X12 shindig stick it on some kind of stand, I know that whenever I can I make sure I got some speakers at waist height so I can do Townsendy things with the feedback more easily. Better projection too, and without casters it's still well coupled to the stage accousticly.

ok, i get your posts, thx for the input but what is that word in bold?? by my best will i dont understand it :(

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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2005, 09:01:38 PM »
shindig = a big event or show. Kinda like the phrase 'going whole hog' ... ie, 'he's going with the whole shindig'. :)

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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2005, 09:09:39 PM »
thankee sai

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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2005, 01:28:03 AM »
Yeah, like "the whole buisiness" or "happening", sorry for the confusion.

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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2005, 07:34:03 AM »
If you don't like the 2x12 vertical cab, you can change the look a bit:



(previously an ENGL cab)

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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2005, 09:18:25 AM »
IMHO, the Sheldon cab shown is actually a lot smaller than a 4x12, you've only got to look at the way the speaker apertures overlap the centre lines to see that. In fact, although I haven't actually done the sums, my guess is that volumetrically it's probably one of the most compact 2x12 layouts you could get. Anyone know the actual sizes?
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2005, 09:40:12 AM »
I use a Marshall 1936 2x12, I like the side by side speakers because of the spread and a nice bottom end. I have another that I stack just so I can hear myself better, not much chance of using them sided by side as there aren't many stages wide enough in the pubs we play.
I opted for 2x12's as I live in a small flat and these are much easier to lug around and store.