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Sweet Sixteen Guitar Cabinet

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Project by drbyte posted 1261 days ago 2928 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guitar speaker cabinet based on the old ‘Sweet Sixteen’ theory. 16 4” woofers in a 24”x24” OD slot ported box tuned to roughly 40hz. I really made this to go with the Cigar Box Bass 2 stringer I made a couple of weeks ago. All 3/4” plywood construction. Jet Black speaker cabinet carpet covering. Heavy duty Dayton handles. Stack-able corners. Dual 1/4” jacks on plate with a fuse on the back panel. Front panel is easily removed so speakers can be replaced with 4 10” drivers if needed later. Grill cloth is vinyl covered heavy-duty fiberglass ‘pet/childproof’ screen from Lowes. Sounds pretty good for a $20 speaker cabinet! (I already had the 16 drivers removed from old equipment about 25 years ago and used once since then in two Bose 802 clones for small PA work. This is their third life, recycled I reckon!) Basically a ‘practice’ amp, not for road use or heavy duty giggin’. Thanks for lookin’. I know it’s not fine furniture type woodwork this time, but it is wood!

-- Dennis, WV





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1260 days ago

maybee not for the road :—))
but deffently looks proff. enoff

thankĀ“s for sharing that old speakers still can have life back in them :-)

Dennis

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JCantin

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#2 posted 1260 days ago

turn it up to 11!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 1260 days ago

This is pretty cool.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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drbyte

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#4 posted 1260 days ago

Thanks for the good comments Dennis, JCantin and Mark!

-- Dennis, WV

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Tyrone D

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#5 posted 99 days ago

I wonder how a 16×12” or 16×10” cab would sound.

Nice work! I love seeing cabs on here.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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drbyte

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#6 posted 97 days ago

I think a 16×10 would be great, have used lots of 8×10 for bass or guitars. A cube shaped 16×10 would be a great vocal cab. I don’t like 12s for vocals at all. 10s just sound sweeter and smoother to me.

-- Dennis, WV

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Tyrone D

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#7 posted 96 days ago

I’ve been looking for an old Ampeg 8×10 cab for a long time now to match my 4×10 VT-40 combo. Thinking I might just have to make one.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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