Seeking help in finding a custom cabinet

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  1. Hatfield92

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    I recently bought a great little 6g2 clone, and at a really reasonable price. If I had it to do over though, I’d have had it made with a deluxe sized cabinet, since I have a 12” Eminence Maverick in it. And it’s really boxy sounding in that small cabinet.

    So anyway, could anyone point me in the right direction as far as finding a good builder to create a nice larger cabinet that my 6g2 chassis would fit inside? Brownface cosmetics would be ideal, but not a deal breaker.
     
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    Check out BFG Cabs on Reverb or FB. Hes a newer player in the cabinet market but has good prices and makes some really nice cabinets. Then there's always Mather, they've been around a long time and also do excellent work. A little more pricey though.
     
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    Peter Mather is the man. His cabinets are very well built, and the coverings are perfectly applied (Tweed). You won't be disappointed with Peter's cabs.
     
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    Mojotone does custom
     
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    JD Newell is great. Try him. Fingerjointed Pine.
    Depth makes a huge difference. Go about 10.5" deep at the bottom. Retain the proper width for the chassis, go a little taller if you want. But the depth is the big thing about tone.
     
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    In theory, how hard would it be to take a brown deluxe cabinet and modify it to accommodate the 6g2 chassis? Is this something I could do myself?

    The brown deluxe’s dimensions: 21″ x 17 1/8″ x 9 1/2″

    Brown Princeton: 16½” x 19” x 9”

    Basically, I’d need to block off approximately 2 1/4” on either side of the chassis, right? But I’d also need to drill new holes for the long screws that help hold the chassis in. That’s basically it, right?

    Forgive my ignorance if that’s not basically it.
     
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    Well, It's doable. Not that hard. I did it temporarily in a Fender head cab once. Like you say, you have to redrill the chassis strap holes. Then just fill in the sides. If it's a nice cab a shame to drill those holes though. Cut some wood with angled edges like this for the filler. Then cover with matching Tolex.
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    Jeff Earl at J Design Cabs. In addition to custom cabs he does all production for Fargen Amps. Great guy and almost silly low prices.
     
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    Fellow forum member @jsnwhite619 builds wonderful cabs. Not sure if he is for hire. Hopefully he will chime in.

    This is one of my favorites of his work

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