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Sweet Sixteen Guitar Cabinet

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Project by drbyte posted 03-08-2011 06:47 PM 3134 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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#1 posted 03-08-2011 07:34 PM

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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#2 posted 03-08-2011 09:00 PM

turn it up to 11!

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 01:24 AM

This is pretty cool.

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

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#4 posted 03-09-2011 04:57 AM

Thanks for the good comments Dennis, JCantin and Mark!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 07:38 PM

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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#6 posted 05-15-2014 05:04 PM

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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#7 posted 05-16-2014 07:08 PM

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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