Fun and games with an old practice amp.(Maybe).

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by davrip, Jan 10, 2014.


  1. davrip

    davrip

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    Just a little cheap possible project question.

    I have a little 10w Kustom Kba practice amp that i haven't used
    in years as I tend to use a laptop or amplug.

    The speaker has dried out and crumbled and I
    can't justify replacing it, however I wondered
    if a bit of cabinet making could turn it into a
    mini head driving a single 12" in a speaker box for a project?

    May sound better than it ever did before!

    The present speaker is an 8" 4 ohm and I just thought it may
    be a bit of fun.

    Any problems or too much expense will stop it dead:)

    Cheers!
  2. decentbassbreh

    decentbassbreh

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    sounds like a fun project I am interested
  3. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    There are plenty of relatively inexpensive, efficient 12" speakers that will no doubt run circles around the original 8" one you had in there.

    If you're going to go through the time and expense of a DIY project, I say aim for a cabinet that will also be able to connect to other amps in the future vs. hardwiring it to the little 10w head.
  4. davrip

    davrip

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    If you're going to go through the time and expense of a DIY project, I say aim for a cabinet that will also be able to connect to other amps in the future vs. hardwiring it to the little 10w head.

    .....


    Yes, I agree.

    I was thinking of taking the original 2 speaker wires and soldering a
    standard guitar plug on and then using a patch cable to the speaker.

    More researching called for!
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  6. will33

    will33

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    Keep us up to date on this...I like projects like this. I did a similar thing to my old TKO combo...took the amp out, put a speaker jack in it, built a headcase around it, and threw out the heavy old pressboard cabinet. For my next trick, I'm going to make it into either a powered monitor, or maybe a keyboard amp using an old woofer, crossover and whizzer cone speaker I got out of an old organ.

    If the original speaker was a 4ohm, might I suggest rebuilding it with an 8ohm speaker and extra speaker jack, so you could add another cab, turning it into a mini-stack of sorts.

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