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Advice on constructing a 2X10? Plans?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by soma_hero, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. soma_hero


    Mar 10, 2009
    I was just given a Lab Series L4 200W solid state head by a friend and now I need a cab to run it into. Nothing too big or fancy. I never really gig and only play at church in a medium sized room.

    I'm thinking a 2X10 since I gather this will allow for both clarity and punch while giving bass, rather than a 1X15 that lacks high end. I'm a guitar player, amp builder, so Bass and speaker box design are totally foreign.

    Can someone recommend plans for a 2X10 as well as drivers? I know the cab should ideally be designed around the TS parameters of the driver but I don't need anything to be perfect.

    I've read through the fEARful thread but it's a little over my head as far as compartments and multiple drivers, etc..

    Thanks for any help and great resources here!
  2. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    I'm going to recommend to you, as an alternative to a 210, two separate 112 boxes. That way you have portability, flexability, low end, punch and volume. Great combination.

    However if you're set on 210, check out BFM's Omni 10.

    Also, get WinISD.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    Here's some links that may apply:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2020562 Upgrading speakers in old cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=491220 Cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=508659 Cabs(plans included) + discussion of cab building
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6169317 Bill Fitzmaurice cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=432560 Light weight fiberglass cab
    http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/ Parts

    You might want to look around for some good, used equipment. Seems to be some good deals out there now.
  4. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    It's not that difficult. Build the enclosure to plans, purchase Eminence 3012LF and Alpha-6A drivers and an Em 800 Hz 2-way crossover, and you are on your way.
  5. gregoire1


    Oct 19, 2008
    The Fearful looks really cool, but I've recently finished my first build, the BFM Omni10 and am blwn away! The only amp head I have available is a 10 watt Kustom guitar amp I took out of a tiny practice combo. This 2x10 cab makes it sound HUGE!
  6. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Read the FAQ at the top of this forum.
    Follow the links to the Eminence site where they already have a bunch of reference designs including a few 2x10.
  7. soma_hero


    Mar 10, 2009
    I looked through eminence's designs, but again they are graphs and parameters which I don't know how to turn into usable plans.

    Thanks for the tips on the 112's. I may end up going that way instead...
  8. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Watch the T.B. classifieds, you can pick-up a used Avatar 210 for probably less than you can build one for.
    A new one will set you back $299.00.
  9. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Id recommend you buy a nice used 2x10. Leave the cab building to the pros. Play bass, have fun

  10. soma_hero


    Mar 10, 2009
    but that's no fun! Ha, since I started building amps and instruments and all other electronic related projects (mics, power supplies, stompboxes..) I really haven't gotten better at playing anything!

    Maybe I should just play!
  11. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Fearful's plans are good. Bill Fitzmaurice's are good.
    Extremely good...
    I built a BFM Omni 10 (210 cab). The thing flat out rocks.
  12. Boostedrex


    Feb 24, 2009
    Shreveport, LA
    If you come across some speakers that you like, please feel free to PM me with a link to said speakers. As long as the T/S parameters are listed, I'll model them up for you and let you know what size cab would work out best. I'm fairly experienced in this field, though with home and car audio rather than bass cabs. But speaker cab design is speaker cab design IMHO.

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