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My 2x12 cab

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Project by XBIGJIMX posted 12-16-2015 12:14 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my solution to my normal speaker cabs that were in built in roadcases. I called Mesa/Boogie up for the parts I needed (speakers, handles and name badge ( i had an endorcement)
The box was poplar and was my first attempt at dovetail joints





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Earache

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 06:01 PM

Nice – I like it.

Know of any reason (sonically) why 2X12’s are always side by side? I’d like to make a vertical 2X12 that would fit into a corner of a room better. Then use two for stereo, one each in opposite corners.
I currently use a 4X12 and 2X12 for this purpose, but they take up a lot of floorspace in my extra bedroom / studio at home.

-- Eric - Littleton, Colorado

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 06:38 PM

Nicely done. The dovetails look great!

-- Chem, Central California

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 10:51 AM

vertically mounted 2×12 makes more sense to me. I had an old bandmaster 2×12 cab that sounded great. There’s no reason for all that sound to be so near the floor – raising it up helps project it.

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#4 posted 12-18-2015 10:39 PM

You should also check out Bill Fitzmaurice’s website on speaker enclosure design. He provides plans for a 2×12 slant back cabinet with each of the speakers tilted inward towards each other to help eliminate speaker beam.

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XBIGJIMX

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 03:05 AM



Nice – I like it.

Know of any reason (sonically) why 2X12 s are always side by side? I d like to make a vertical 2X12 that would fit into a corner of a room better. Then use two for stereo, one each in opposite corners.
I currently use a 4X12 and 2X12 for this purpose, but they take up a lot of floorspace in my extra bedroom / studio at home.

- Earache


The only real reason I know of the side by side style is so you can split a stage easier.but I know on the vertical Mesa cabs they are sealed on the bottom speaker and the top was open. When they went to the full sealed “rectifiier” series they went horizontal to fit on top of a 4×12 and to fit the longer rectifier head

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 02:12 PM

honestly, i bet the convention is horizontal just because it’s easier to fit a head on the cab on the long side vs the short side.

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#7 posted 12-19-2015 02:49 PM

Looks good. have plans to do something similar for a head.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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