2 x 12 Speaker Cabinet

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  1. dkevin

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    Hello,
    I am thinking of building a 2 x 12 speaker cabinet for a Silvertone 1484 amp head. I am seeking suggestions for the speakers to be installed in the cab. The design and dimensions will be the same as the stock twin twelve cabinet but made of sturdier stuff. I have used Warehouse G12Q speakers in combo amps and I wonder if two of them would play well together in this cab. Have any similarly priced suggestions? 5.jpg 1484 3.jpg 4.jpg
     
  2. studio

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    That's a mighty big cabinet for those two speakers.
     
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    I like it!
     
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    It's that big because the head store inside the cab.
     
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    I would suggest using two different speakers. Which ones two with the same efficiancy that will take some home work. Myself I would build just a speaker box without the the head storage or a combo. Problem with a combo they weigh a lot more now than they did 30 years ago,
     
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    I think the amp is rated at 25-30 watts with 2 6L6GC's in push pull configuration. It puts out that little power because the voltages are conservative. I need 2 12" speakers at 8 ohms each. The total load should be 4 ohms I believe. The amp head storage offers the additional benefit of providing a port to the cabinet. This may or may not be a big deal...you tell me...
     
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    Why would you want to build the exact same cabinet?

    I would build a separate head and speaker cab, but
    keep the original cab in storage somewhere.

    2x12 speaker cab design is an incredible adventure these days
    with internet images and plans and Youtube videos.
    There's so much you can do.

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    Why? I suppose because the original cabinet sounds pretty good with this amp but it is made of paper-mache/pressed cardboard it seems. It does the job but cannot hold up to the ravages of time. In its own way it kind of defines Danelectro/Sears...A low-cost, throw-away instrument that sounds too good to throw away!
     
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    How about building a one speaker combo amp and then building an extension cabinet 1x12 for those larger stage gigs?

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    You can't get the same tone from a new, replica cabinet because it won't be made from pressboard. It will be made of pine and/or plywood and will sound different than the one you have, even with identical speakers.

    If I were me I'd just reproduce or buy a classic design that works well.

    It's hard to go rong with the dimensions of the small Fender 2 x 12 cab that was used for BF Bassman and Bandmaster amps.
     
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    I'd buy one of these with two V30s. Cheap and it sounds brilliant.
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    Oh wait a minute, I did and it does.
     
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    However you decide to go, it'll be an interesting project.
    Please keep us up to speed on how it all goes down.

    Do you have any materials yet? Dimensional changes?
     
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    Original cab 29"x 21"x12"
    original head shell 24"x8"x6"

    1/2 " birch ply shell
    Baffle 1/4"-3/8" thickness

    Original covering made of Unobtainium
     
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    I have a line on an original speaker cab but the seller is pretty firm on $350...That seems like a lot for a cabinet that is guaranteed to dissolve without leaving a trace.
     
  15. studio

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    For sure!
     
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    Yes, secret 60's spy material.

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    I think it's a great idea and understand wanting to keep it in it's original configuration.. Build it out of particle board and cover it with some wallpaper.
    Thanks John
     
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