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Height of Fender speaker baffle cleats?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by theDogger218, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Looking for the height of the top and bottom of the Fender speaker baffle cleats. Any help?

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  2. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Nice Pontiac in the background too!
     

  3. corliss1

    corliss1 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 13, 2008
    Lansing, MI

  4. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    IIRC, there is no cleat in those tweed era cabs. The screws go through the front panel of the cab into the baffleboard. In the 6G...blonde/brown era...Fender cabs changed their construction. There were cleats and the baffleboard came into the cab from the front...not the back as in that tweed style cab you have there.
     

  5. corliss1

    corliss1 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 13, 2008
    Lansing, MI
    I think he meant the front panel overhang section. Or at least that's what I thought?
     
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  6. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX

    Maybe...but there no cleats there, are there?. I see by the arrows in the post that indeed Dogger is looking for the dimensions of the top and the bottom of the front panels. The dimensions of the front opening are what is needed, it seems.....outside as well as the inside of the cutout for the speaker/baffleboard opening.....
    Or maybe I am not on target here....I’ve been watching the NASCAR race...
     

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    Bill Moore Tele-Holic

    Who won? I only have broadcast TV!
     

  8. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    Kevin Harvick passed Martin Truex with maybe 12 laps to go and won going away.
     
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  9. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 2, 2017
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    Ok call them from panels....The top and bottom pieces that the speaker baffle screws into.

    Trying to made a replica cab. I decided on 2 1/2" as I have cut the panels to fit into the sides, top and bottom so basically if i was to measure from the top inside to the bottom of the panel I have 1 3/4"

    I'll take some pics. Its gluing up right now.
     
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  10. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    So here are some pics...

    This is a failed 1x12 Princeton cab converted to a 1x12 cab. notice the top angles
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    now here is the current build. A second one is drying now. Tonight I'll round the corners and finish sanding

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  11. corliss1

    corliss1 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 13, 2008
    Lansing, MI
    looks nice so far :D
     

  12. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 2, 2017
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    Thanks...will be my first venture working with Tweed!

    I'll keep posting pics as the build moved on
     

  13. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 2, 2017
    USA
    OK here is the Cab#1 rounded and sanded, ready for stain need a little filler in the lower left corner had a small blow out
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    Cab #2 before glue up
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    little tape to help wiht the extra glue oozing out making clean up easier
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    Ready to get rounded over and sanded....
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    Now jsut need to get a heater for my garage....got cold real quick here
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  14. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 2, 2017
    USA
    So question, this cab had a 1/2" speaker baffle and the how was the back configured? 1/2" closed with a whale hole?

    I know the Fender cabs that are a combo are 1/4" thick back panel and have a lower cover and middle is open with a top and whale hole?

    Cleats running on the side at 12 oClock and 6 oClock?
     

  15. corliss1

    corliss1 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 13, 2008
    Lansing, MI

  16. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Ya right...I make these already, that is with an Amp Chassis. But what about just a 1x12 extension cab?

    Like this one that I built..
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  17. corliss1

    corliss1 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 13, 2008
    Lansing, MI
    The 2x12 fender cabs were about 1/2" thick. Open or closed is up to you, but I always kinda liked the oval holes since they were different and not a lot of people do it.
     

  18. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 2, 2017
    USA
    Ya thats what I was thinking. A whale hole in the center of a 1/2" back panel. I'll post more pics later tonight of the back panel.
     

  19. theDogger218

    theDogger218 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 2, 2017
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    So pretty much done. Now have to wait for the Tweed and accessories to finish these cabs. So last question is should I go with only only jack out or should I do 2 so the cabs can be daisy chained?

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