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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AlanSanJoseBass, Jun 7, 2021.
You are my new hero.
Yep, that was a great idea. After looking at numerous speaker cabinets with prices in the $800 to $1000 range, I made this "cabinet" out of a cardboard box and an old 12 inch speaker I had..... not great but it works and will help me get by for a while. I used a piece of plywood on the front to mount the speaker, and put a port in the back made from a plastic drink bottle .
@AlanSanJoseBass, now tell the truth.
When you were a kid, at Christmas time, you had more fun, playing with the boxes your gifts came in, than the toys themselves. Am I right?
There are two things that this method of construction lacks:
1) Stiffness. However, if you use the right amount of glue in the right layers (epoxy or polyurethane) you can make the face layers of corrugated carboard into a matrix - a poor man's fiberglassish thing. the fingerboard on my fretless is wood fibers and glue, and it's VERY stiff. With enough work, and enough layers, you could make something very stiff, but I'm not sure how thick you'd need things to really work well.
2) Toughness - drop it and it decomposes from the impact damage. This would be helped somewhat by enough glue, but I'm not sure if you'd ever get to the point of equalling something like baltic birch plywood.
It is an intriguing idea, though - especially if it's something that never gets moved..
Thanks for all of the great comments, pics, and videos. I really enjoyed them. If you are interested in making things out of cardboard, check out a website on cardboard lumber Cardboard Lumber
That is where I got the idea for this project.
I've always wanted an uber lightweight 8x10 "fridge" solution. Now I know what to do with my LG refrigerator shipping carton.
Cardboard > Styrofoam
Let's not revisit the "Styrofoam cab" thread, OK? Thanks.
how about contact paper or that liquid proof tape they have for roofs on the outside for weather proofing.. and foam for damping
I'm going to try to make one out of a very large balloon. Advantage? Low vibration!
i seriously love this.
Perfect for the Recycle Tour!!!
That's Heavy Paper!!
Why not add a big box to a 210 and paint 6 circles on it?
No one ask about the Thiele parameters yet - don't worry it's coming. Also be prepared when bracing will be asked too - however the corrugation is your defense here.
Seriously. I love this project.
When are you going to post a video of you playing through it?
That's nothing! I had a combo amp that sounded like cardboard!
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