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Homeade ext. cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by markowens1234, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. markowens1234


    May 2, 2004
    Hey guys, I have browsed these forums quite frequently, but haven't made a post until now, when it hit me I should post some pics and specs of an extension cab i built. I used 3/4" Baltic Birch plywood, and a Carvin 12 inch 400W driver. Covered in this rockin' brown vinyl that I scored for about 6 bucks, all in all the project cost me a little under $150.00.

    Anywho, a picture!

    <a href="http://img233.echo.cx/my.php?image=myextensioncab5os.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img233.echo.cx/img233/9021/myextensioncab5os.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a>
  2. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    That's a nice job. Which Carvin 12 did you use-the cast frame model? I've thought of trying that one myself.

    The bass looks good too. Bolt kit? I have one myself that I finished in many coats of varnish and hand rubbed. It was a fun project and it sounds very good too. I love the neck on it.

    Let us know how the cab sounds.
  3. markowens1234


    May 2, 2004
    Yes, I used the cast frame model speaker. It sounds nice, adds just the right amount of low end. The bass is not a B4 kit, it is a B4 with a walnut body, straplocks, abalone inlays, the HB2 pickup config., and a walnut veneer over the headstock. I love it. My only regret is that I could have popped a birdseye maple fingerboard on there for not a whole lot more, and I am bummed that I didn't :meh:
  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Nice job on the cab.
  5. wow, that looks very nice. great job!
  6. markowens1234


    May 2, 2004
    Thanks for the compliments guys, much appreciated. Not bad for a first timer, eh?
  7. Now for my request...any chance of a writeup on the details of your construction process? I like the idea of a single 12...especially if it's very tight along with good low freq response.

    I really like your finish work - the brown vinyl looks awesome with the corner protectors.

    Take care and enjoy your work,
  8. markowens1234


    May 2, 2004
    Yeah, I will write up the steps I took in constructing it. Not right now though, I just took a pizza out of the oven and I've got things to do. Check back later tonight, and it should be up :) Thanks for your interest.

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