1936 cab... MDF or plywood?

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  1. giblesp

    giblesp Active Member

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    So I'm reading conflicting info on this. Some believe its one or the other. What are the more recent 1936's made of, anyone know?

    I've read the 2536 is plywood.

    Really not a fan of MDF!
     
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    I don't think anyone is a fan of MDF except the plywood manufacturers who sweep the sawdust off the floor, mold it into sheets, and sell it. It's like finding money on the floor for them.
     
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    So does anyone know what the 1936's are made of?
     
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    Finger-jointed Plywood
     
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    As far as recent construction they changed over to plywood sometime in 2011 or 2012. Anything later than 2012, including current production, is plywood.
     
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    Thanks. What do you all think of the sound of plywood over MDF?
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I started on a speaker and cabinet binge about four years ago. I was skeptical about the MDF vs. plywood debate. But I found, to my ears, there is merit to the argument that plywood sounds better. The cab does resonate more. For whatever reason it translates to better sound in our brains. MDF cabs aren't totally bad, it's just that plywood is better.
     
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    I have owned one; it was definitely MDF. I sold it and got a Mojotone 1936 and the difference was unbelievable.
    There have been a couple long threads about this- some years were MDF, some plywood. I have no idea when mine was made.
     
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    MDF for monitors and hifi speakers, where you want accurate replication

    Plywood or hardwood for guitar cabs, where speaker distortion and cabinet resonance are actual desirable traits... cab for electric pretty much does what the hollow body of an acoustic accomplishes, so you want that resonance
     
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