4x12 cab DIY - Pic heavy!

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  1. JaiminhoPagina

    JaiminhoPagina New Member

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    Hello guys!

    My father and I are currently building this 4x12 cab, little by little each weekend. So far, I think it looks great! What do you think? :headbanger:

    First week:
    Overall structure ready;
    Front baffle partially done.
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    Second week:
    Front baffle completed, painted black;
    Rear mounting pieces attached.
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    Today:
    Salt and Pepper (basketweave) grill cloth installed.
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    Obviously, there's still a long way to go.
    Will add more pics later!

    Thinking about ordering the gold "100" and small Marshall logos. Or should I just leave it without anything? hmm....

    It will be driven by a quad of Celestion G12H 55hz 30w. Two of them are Heritage RIs and two are old Blackbacks from '76/ '77.

    Cheers! :dude:
     
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  2. Fuzz2203

    Fuzz2203 Active Member

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    Very nice indeed
     
  3. chuckharmonjr

    chuckharmonjr Well-Known Member

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    looking great so far
     
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    Stringjunkie Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome, but I'd have finished the wood before the grill cloth went on. What finish are you going to do on it?
     
  5. JaiminhoPagina

    JaiminhoPagina New Member

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    Nah, the grill is on, but the front isn't screwed yet. We just put it together to see if it fit and to take a few shots.
    Also, we still need to cut the holes for the handles.

    We will use regular tolex, so no issues whatsoever. :)
     
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    Looks good!
     
  7. dash8311

    dash8311 Well-Known Member

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    With logos!
     
  8. GIBSON67

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    Nice job, I really like your center bracing of the baffle!
     
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    stilllifer Active Member

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    Looks amazing. Mine is sans logos but I might get one made up.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
  11. JaiminhoPagina

    JaiminhoPagina New Member

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    Alright folks! Here it is!

    -Tolex on:
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    - Almost done, just before installing the speakers:
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    Them beasts wired and ready to rock!
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    I will probably post some video clips later.
    All I can say is.... It sounds great! :naughty:
     
  12. rmlevasseur

    rmlevasseur Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome!!! Wish i had more of those skills. Make sure you and your dad sign it inside.
     
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    Stringjunkie Well-Known Member

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    Great job! It looks really nice.
     
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    That looks fantastic!
     
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    Nice job! That looks factory, or even nicer!

    A couple questions; what does it weigh (compared to a 1960)?

    And I noticed you're using the mono/stereo plate. For a "vintage" cab, did you consider the mono cup instead? Or is the switching option something you'll use?

    Ken
     
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    Really nice work, looks great.
     
  17. SmokeyDopey

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    Good job man. Looks neat and clean.
     
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    That's agreat job, it looks great!

    Just one question, though...that is a speaker cable and not a instrument cable, correct?
     
  19. JaiminhoPagina

    JaiminhoPagina New Member

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    Thanks guys! Yeah, I'm having a blast too! :p

    Well, as for the weight, I can't tell for sure. I never carried an actual 1960a cab, so I can't give you details. But I can tell it's frigging heavy! (The "H" magnets do not help either - heh)
    I imagine it's around the same ballpark, though.

    Ah, no. That's not that "fancy switching or whatever" thing. It's just a plain metal plate with a hole for the jack. Getting correct Marshall parts is kinda of a hassle here where I live, so I just used what I could get.

    Plus, I kind of like how big it is. I have a very poor eyesight, so it makes it easier for me to find it.

    Well, honestly, I don't know. The guy who built me the head also gave me that cable. I imagine it's a speaker cable, otherwise... well... I can blame him for any damage. :hmm:

    (Though, I also bought a slightly longer speaker cable that I normally use instead of that one - I don't like how "thin" it is either)
     
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    Looks great!
     

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