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building a super-light cab: what wood?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Jupiter, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. LightningPhil

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    Make it out of mint. You can get waffer thin mint:


    Waffer thin materials must be lighter than big fat materials.
     
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  2. Jupiter

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    Almost done!

    4 panhead screws to hold the grill on. Might paint em black to hide em.
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    Got the handle mounted over the center of gravity; one of my biggest regrets on my first cab was failing to do this...
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    Got my Lil Texas mounted in there; I used wingnuts in the back so I can hold with my fingers when I tighten em with the screwdriver from the front.
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    Not yet pictured is my phase-reversal switch; I gotta attach a little wooden bracket to hold the switch inside the box, cuz I don’t want the toggle protruding from the back.

    These are gonna be the corner protectors and feet:
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    Unless I decide later I need rubber feet...

    According to my bathroom scales it currently weights 6.5kg/14.33lbs! So prolly under 15lbs when all done. :)
     
  3. Bristlehound

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    Nice work!
     
  4. Jupiter

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    Thanks, but this thing is SUPER basic! The phase switch is a bit of a fillip, but everything else is as low-tech(nique) as it can be.

    I’m pretty pleased by how light it is, but a bit nervous about how it’s gonna sound...hope I don’t hate it!
     
  5. Bristlehound

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    Nothing wrong with low-tech. It is, after all, just a box with a big hole. The rest depends on how pretty you want it to look.
     
  6. Jupiter

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    It’s all black now! Time to wire it up and hang all the bits on it.

    I got a bigaz 10-12A DPDT on-off-on switch, and I’m gonna wire it like so:
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    except “from pickup” is “from amp” and “output” is “to speaker tabs”. If that is going to blow it up, please tell me in the next 30 minutes! :)
     
  7. Jupiter

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    Well it works! Had a bad moment when I fired it up and...no sound came out...then I remembered the switch in back is on-OFF-on. Lol
     
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