2x12 cab finally compete

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by itsGiusto, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. itsGiusto

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    Hey, just wanted to update those of you who have been following and helping me. Here's my final product for my Dumble-y 2x12 cab of that I tolexed, grill clothed, and added hardware to, to pair with my ODS clone I built:

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    The theme of this build is "everything is way the f*** harder to do than you think it's gonna be". I just faced so much trouble in ways I didn't expect, like even tasks that should be simple like putting the handles on top. It was challenging to figure out how to measure them out perfectly, then the screw holes got too close to the cleat inside and I had to route out extra space in the cleat with my drill to make room for the tee nut, etc. For the grill cloth, it was a major pain to try to get it even tension all the way around. For the metal corners, it was really challenging to get them to conform to the wood and I needed to get creative with my rubber mallet, and in addition, I had to figure out how to countersink the corners, something I wasn't expecting to have to do. Basically every task I did for this cab, I faced some unforeseen problem.

    Though it's a 2x12, I'm really running it as a 1x12, one of my speakers in there is not hooked up. I wanted a larger cab so it didn't sound boxy, and I happened to have this raw 2x12 already around. The hooked up speaker is a WGS take on the EVM12L. I have yet to play through it, though, since it's very late. I'll do so tomorrow.

    Thanks everyone for your sage advice along the way!
     
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  2. GreatDaneRock

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    Gorgeous build, the hurdles faced only make it sweeter to have it finished.

    How does it sound though???
     
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    Yes, clatter a couple of hurdles, take some bark off, but the satisfaction at the finish line can't be beat. Looks beaut!
     
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    I think it looks good, and anyone would feel good about being seen onstage with it.

    Your post reminds me of coming off the road one time & removing all the Tolex, sanding the glue off, & stripping the hardware from a half dozen monitor wedges because they didn't fare well after 6 weeks of summer festivals and fairs, then taking them to the bed liner place to be sprayed. Not a task to get excited to do over, for sure.
     
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  5. Leonardocoate

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    Wow! that's a nice job!....will you be wiring the speakers in series or parallel? I put a toggle switch on mine that can bounce for 16 to 4 ohms..that will give you more amp options..just curious
     
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    Looks great, nicely done job, enjoy it.
     
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    It looks like those handles will make it easier to move than recessed handles. Looks good, too.
     
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    Looks great.

    Just don't buy those style corners again. It's a mistake we can all make once. :)
     
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  9. FenderLover

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    That's a cool rig. I've always liked the idea of the Dumbleator in the same cabinet, but wonder why I've never seen the same cabinet with one more RU to add a Lexicon processor.
     
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    Well done! Very nice!
     
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  11. itsGiusto

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    I'm thinking I may build a Weber Revibe to go in the Dumblator FX loop.
     
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    Nahhh they're fine, you just have to know that the corners have to be snipped off for ½" at 45° before you Tolex the whole thing. Then they fit like a glove.
     
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    Those corners can be beat into compliance with a rubber mallet. Easy and fun !
     
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    I went a step further and wired mine up like this, but mine is home brewed.

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    So when the switch is set to stereo, each jack is an 8 ohm load(I circled the 8 ohm marking because it's hard to notice) and when set to mono, 1 jack is the 4 ohm wiring and the other is the 16 ohm wiring(choose only one at a time).
     
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