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Looking for advice on building a cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jaytee877, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. I know there are already a few threads on here regarding cabinet construction and i'm making my way through anything that seems useful, but i just though i'd post and see if anyone can offer advice on my specific situation...

    I recently acquired a 300W Peavey Mark III Bass head, and i have a pair of 15" drivers, which i sadly can't really tell you anything about (they are a strange, old make - Custom sound "Truckers"!?.. dont ask!?) And i'm looking to build either a 2 x 15 enclosure, or a separate box for each.

    Now - and i know some may hate me for this - i'm (obviously!) not too fussed about getting the best quality sound, so theres not too much need for a finely tuned/calibrated box, which would be difficult anyway with these seemingly non-existant drivers.
    I'm playing for an experimental/noise rock band, i'm happy with the sound i'm getting at the moment but we became a 2-piece this year so the bass is now the 'frontman' in a way, so i simply need to be louder!? i use a lot of effects/distortion most of the time, so as long as i have a bit of low end punch and audible mids i'll be happy for now.
    When using one of these drivers in my current combo (an OHM GA125, which i pretty much re-built out of spare parts... i know, i know, i don't know where i find all this strange old gear but i just love it!?) i decided the drivers were best in a sealed enclosure - so i shouldn't have to worry about porting.

    I simply want some advice on cabinet size, materials, construction tips and basically anything i should be wary of when building, as my technical knowledge on this side of things is very basic. I think i'd be happier having the drivers in separate boxes so i don't have to lug the whole rig to small venues - but whatever is easiest and least likely to explode is good for me!?

    Any Advice will be welcome and most appreciated... apologies for the huge post!

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