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Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Rich_S, May 12, 2016.

  1. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's "new open-back cabinet day" to you.

    In the beginning, there was the Lopoline 1-12" cabinet:

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    It was a spiffy-looking little thing, just the right size to go with my Muchxs blackface Champ clone, built into an old Univox SS amp chassis. So, I covered Muchxs' reclaimed pine dovetailed box with matching green Tolex (which I was lucky to find at Mojotone).

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    While it looked good, the little cab didn't sound great, kind of boxy and honky. A cabinet that small just should not be closed-back. So, with a couple pieces of 1/2" plywood and the green Tolex left over from the head, I made these:

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    Now THAT'S the way a 1-12" cab for a Champ should be.

    There's just one more improvement I want to make. The Jensen Electric Lightning that came in the cabinet is a very British-voiced, hard-rock kinda speaker. Not really what we think of when we think "Champ". So, I'm going to swap an Eminence 1258 into the Lopo cab; it will get me the American voicing and a couple more dB from my 5 watts. The hard-rockin' Jensen will find a more suitable home in my next project: a 1-12" cabinet with Orange cosmetics to match my cute little Micro Terror head. Stay tuned.
     
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  2. robrob

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    Nice work.
     
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    This is a beauty! What a timely post as well. I am expecting a shipment from a certain amp builder myself. I spent some time today looking at extension cabs myself.;)
     
  4. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I originally bought the Lopo cab off eBay just because it was what I found at the time, cheap. Since Muchxs did a "guts only" build for me, I was then free to finish the head to match. Somewhat accidentally, it's ended up becoming a handsome little stack.
     
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