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Let the Insanity begin!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mlwarriner, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    OK, so I was feeling experimental. In talking with a buddy of mine who's pretty savvy with WinISD, we decided to do our own take on the Phil Jones bass cabs. Sort of.

    What we came up with was a 16x5 cabinet, loaded with Dayton Audio Aluminum-cone drivers.

    Last night, another buddy and I began the build.

    Step 1 - take everything out of the box.


    I would strongly suggest standing it all up against your kids' broken toys, to make your stuff look that much better...

  2. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    I had painted the baffle prior to assembly, because I'm pretty fond of my house and didn't want to explode it with paint fumes in the basement. And because I had a couple of minutes to spare.

    Once the cab was assembled, we did a dry-fit/drop-in install on the drivers and ports.

  3. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    Here is part of the aftermath:


    Not visible in this pic is the 6-pack of O'Dell's Cutthroat Porter that we polished off in the process.


    Next step is handle installation and covering/sealing the cabinet.
  4. p-nut95


    May 27, 2007
    OMG! that is a beast I've been wanting something like that. Like the discontinued trace elliot brite box
  5. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    except it's designed to be a full-range, stand-alone bass cab...

    (i hope :D:D )
  6. p-nut95


    May 27, 2007
    tru dat although i dont think is would be a bad idea to add the ,i forget if its accugroove or epifani, 21 inch subwoofer:smug:
  7. When are you going to be able to try it out?
  8. Alowishus


    Feb 28, 2005
    Might want to wear a cup when you try that thing out.
  9. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    Wouldn't mind a couple :smug:
  10. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    So, is it going to be a 2 ohm box?
  11. damn! 5x16 eek:?
  12. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    not entirely sure. it depends on how quickly i can hone my soldering skills.

    i should have the cabinet portion finished tonight. then a day or three or twelve to load and wire it, give or take.

    hopefully, i should be delivering a review within a week...
  13. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Man, I take pictures of my stuff against my girls toys, just to make the picture prettier :D
  14. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    8 actually.

    according to the designer, i should be able to expect flat to (IIRC) 44 hZ, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 124 dB when pushed with a GK 1001RBII...
  15. p-nut95


    May 27, 2007
    sound clips would be awesome! How much did the whole project put you under? Wana build me 5x5??:smug:lol
  16. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    TCI (total cost involved) so far is under $400. that includes materials, shipping, and beer.

    to be fair, i didn't do the wood work myself. i don't have the skills or tools. the designer did the wood, then packed it flat and shipped it to me. i'm doing assembly and wiring.
  17. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I love the PJ sound and I can't wait to hear your results.
  18. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    I am SO subscribed to this......!

    And not just because it looks awesome....:cool:
  19. alanbass1


    Feb 8, 2006
    I'm gonna have to see/hear this in person.
  20. mlwarriner


    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    april 4th at the pig (formerly known as nieners) will likely be our first in-town show that i use it for.

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