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Combo build

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by Greg9564, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Greg9564

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    Hi all
    I found this old pine cabinet on the side of the road and am wondering if I can build a combo unit to fit a 12 inch speaker with a 2 watt tube amp
    I want to keep the shelf as this will be for my amp
    Is 1/2 an inch clearance between shelf and speaker enough.or should I raise it a tad as I would have about 2 inches clearance with the amp unit sitting on the shelf or gut the cab and make it a speaker only box ?
    Looking forward to your input
    Thanks
    Greg
     

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  2. Deeve

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    Looks like a good start, but my QQQ would be how your tubes would be oriented; horizontal out the back, vertical facing down, or upright?
    The chassis might just be a few inches, but tube hang might change what is "enough room".
    Peace - Deeve
     
  3. Greg9564

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    Thanks Dave
    Here is the amp
    The cab it came in shows heaps of room
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  4. Greg9564

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    Hi Dave
    I was thinking of sitting the amp on the shelf
    Tubes would be vertical
    I just had an idea of building it like this
    Tubes would be horizontal,I could take shelf out
    Amp would be secured off back of cab
     

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    Sorry deeve
    I didn’t have my glasses on buddy and I called you Dave
     
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    That's what mom always called me.
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  7. Greg9564

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    Quick update on combo build
    I found an old Oregon draw that came with my workbench when I acquired it 25 odd years ago it old and has more character than the pine piece
    I am going to mod it like the green one as it is the same amp I have
    I stripped the draw back to what I want so far
    Now some glueing sanding and cleaning up and should have a nice piece to start with
    I will post further updates in a few weeks
    Cheers
    Greg
     

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