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My new light-weight cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xyllion, Mar 31, 2003.


  1. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Well after 6 months of sitting on the parts, I finally got the energy this weekend to build my new practice cab/stage monitor. Thank you to Bruce Gavin who answered a bunch of questions way back when I first started this project.

    I still need to put on the finishing touches, but at only 29 lbs this looks to be the solution I was looking for.

    <a href="http://www.bassviews.com/perl/showimage.pl/183"><img src="http://www.bassviews.com/perl/showimage.pl/183" width=400></a>

    Click on image for larger picture.
     
  2. I wondered what happened to my left stereo speaker! :D
     
  3. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    :spit:

    LOL, yeah, it doesn't look like your run-of-the-mill bass cab, but it gets the job done. I've got carpet and corners on order to finish the cab.
     
  4. dufus1478

    dufus1478

    Mar 26, 2003
    The top looks like Rackmounts in a case. The speakers uuuhhhh...

    Dr Frankenstein I presume ?
     
  5. How does it sound?

    I don't want to waste a lot of expensive carpet on prototype cabs, so I left 'em bare 'n ugly. My band mates have ragged me to death about my ugly cabs, so I've resorted to painting them flat black to cover the bare MDF. They like this a lot better.
     
  6. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    The top is my usual head. Sorry, didn't mean to be confusing, but I didn't take any pictures of the cab all by itself. Interestingly enough the head weighs more than the cab. The cab is 29 lbs and the head is 40 lbs.

    Bruce, yea, I was thinking about just painting. I think for the front, I will just paint black because trying to cut the carpet to fit nicely around the speakers will be more trouble than it is worth. I plan to carpet the rest though because this box will travel some and I'd like to protect it a little bit.

    BTW, I used Bruce's spreadsheet to calculate the box sizes. This job went smoothly and I owe to the help I got from Bruce and my neighbor. My neighbor was kind enough to cut the wood on his table saw. That definitely made things go quicker and look nicer.

    The best part was not only did I get a good cab made to my specifications, but I had fun building it. I even let my kids pitch in and help me. It was great.
     
  7. Is it sealed or vented?
     
  8. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    This one is a sealed cab. Came out just right for the intended purpose.
     
  9. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    The JBL speaker is an LC-S1050W that I got from eBay. The midrange drive is a Peerless 6.5" driver that I bought on clearance from Parts Express.
     
  10. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    It's not as hard as you think. The trick is to use a really sharp cutting tool and a strong enough glue. The finished product offers far superior protection than paint and looks more professional IMO.

    Definitely:) You also get more on-going satisfaction playing through it knowing that you built it yourself.