DONE: Cabs Build for my Class5H

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  1. fitz288

    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    After getting detailed dimensions, thanks again @Vinsanitizer , I have proceeded to start the build to re-create some C110 cabs for my C5.
    Here's a pic of someone else's C5 mini stack.
    That's the look I'm going for.
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    Made some layouts and figured I could get each cab from a 24x48 sheet of ply.
    Got 2 sheets of 1/2" 7 ply with poplar veneer & cut them up.
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    I'm going with some 12" speakers, not sure which ones just yet.
    To keep the look of the original C110, the speaker will have to come up behind the logo plate a bit.
    Here's a pic from laying out the mounting holes with a spare V30.
    Not much of the speaker will be covered up so I don't think it will matter.
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    Got the cabs assembled today.
    Waitin' for glue to dry to round the corners and sand everything down.
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    It may be a few days for the tolex, grill cloth and other stuff to show up.
    I'll probably get some speakers mounted and wired up to try the cabs out before all the decorations arrive.
     
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    Haha! Wow- you make it look so easy. Very nice!
     
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    For future reference, I swapped the stock 10" speaker out of mine for the 10" recommended to me here on the forum - I'll have to check the model, but it's the Celestion 10" equivalent of the V30.
     
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    Nice looking build!

    Russ
     
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    Impeccable work as always. At this point I don't think anybody expects less.

    Looking foward to seeing the final result!
     
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    Thanks Russ. (& Vin & Joe)
    I got the corners roughed in.
    Here's a "gut shot" of the bracing cleats.
    Just ripped some 2x4s to 3/4 square.
    Glued & screwed - solid as a rock.
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    Grill cloth will be re-issue pin stripe.
    Kinda like this C5 combo but regular script logos.
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    Baffles & back plates mounted.
    Jacks in and wired.
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    Trial run. :jam:
    Seventy-80 on top, V30 on the bottom.
    (and the DIY cab merger is working great...)
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    I have another Seventy-80 in the spare Haze 112, and I think I like the 2 Seventy-80s better. :shrug:
    V30 gets a little farty when the volume is cranked.
    Now I gotta take them all apart again for final sanding and some black stain.
    Just got a shipping email from Mojotone (tolex, grill cloth, piping & handles), but the tracking # isn't showing a delivery date yet.
    Should be here for the weekend, I hope.
     
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    Ok, last update until they're done.
    Mojotone delivery Thursday.
    Crazy, but the Seventy-80s work with this amp.
    Crisp cleans and they take the amp dimed without needing to back off the bass.
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    Looking great!

    Sometimes speakers surprise you. I remember being underwhelmed with EVM12L's but now I really like them in OS 1x12 cabs and Marshalls.

    Russ
     
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    One down, one to go...
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    Still gotta smooth out some spots and mount the speakers.
     
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    DONE!
    Here's a rear shot with the speaker and with the back plates.
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    stacked up
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    alive and rockin'
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    Pfft.
    What took you so long? :)
    Great job as always, do you glue the tolex or fold and pin?
    Would love to tackle a retolex job one day
     
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    Thanks.
    I do the tolex with contact cement.
    I've used both the water based and regular.
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    The tricky part is cutting the inside and outside corners.
    Easier with the screw on corner guards to cover any screw ups.
     
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    Agreed X10

    Great job as always Fitzy .
    Nothing wrong with perfection,........you fussy [email protected] !
     
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    Thanks, but they look best from at least 5 feet away.
    If you paid me to make those for you, you would be asking for a refund.
     
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    Looks great again Fitz! Impressive. I tried tolex once. Hated it. Wanted to burn the whole thing.

    And nobody but you should ever be within 5 feet of your amp. Danger zone.
     
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    Way too schweet! Probably sound even better than the originals. :yesway:
     
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    Probably built to a higher tolerance/standards too.
     
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    Cutting the tolex corners isn't the hardest part.
    Stapling the piping flange onto the side of a front load baffle, and getting everything squeezed into the cab frame SUCKS!
     

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