After a very long, shockingly frustrating/fruitless, process I am finally getting the cab I've been dreaming of built for me! Many of you have seen me whining about this on and off in here for some years now, the difference is that now I've gone and drawn pictures since I actually have a builder willing to try it, lol I have requested quotes on this concept from just about every cab co out there, most never even call back, and the few that did were quoting me weights of 70lbs+ and deep 4 digit bills. What I want is a VERTICALLY arrayed 212 + a 5"mid, with a 2 slot rack built in. I'd like the chambers to be discreet (El Whappo-style), with the bottom half front ported, and the top half rear ported. The right mock-up is a more radical head-in-the-middle design that might be too cool to pass up as the prototype. I almost hesitate to throw this in the pool, there are a lot of serious audiophiles 'round here and I'm not looking for a huge cab tuning debate. I am just looking for some more general input. My buddy Roland will be helping with the fine tuning on this project (he knows his number shizznit) but I'm hoping for a little brainstorming to get'er in the ball park before we start sawing wood. Below are the rough layout ideas of what I'm trying to get done here. Nothing is even close to scale, these were just "sketches" to help me envision the plotting of the cab face. It will most likely be 8ohms, rated around 3-400 watts, and the top half will be slanted back a few inches to better point it at my melon for stage monitoring. Built in luggage roller type dealie and this will be THE mini rig of DOOM! I'll also have the option of only needing to throw a 15 underneath it to nearly double my wattage/paper. On a big stage, it's still amazing how much difference that little 3db boost can make. This will be some months in the making, but if it pans out half as good as I think it will, there will be a bigfat gear sale at bigfatbass's house so I can finance it's identical back-up. Sure, in a perfect world I'd have roadies laying an 810 on its side under an SVT. But seeing as I'm still humping my own crap 200+ shows a year, this could very well be my spine's dream come true.