Any reason I shouldn't cut a hole in my cab?

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  1. eicca

    eicca Member

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    B.K. Butler RT-2100. It's a hybrid amp so the preamp tubes are inside. For the sake of easy access to my tubes I want to cut a hole in the side, about 8x5 inches so I don't have to take the whole stupid thing apart to swap and test different tubes. Would it ruin the sound or do something else drastic? It's open-back already....
     
  2. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    Surely if you do this thing, it will sound just like a classic 30
     
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    So you have one of these and want to cut a hole in it?

    I would'nt

    You should still be able to test tubes by opening it up and playing through it with the chassis out, and switching tubes in and out



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  4. Geeze

    Geeze Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the pull the chassis for tube testing. Cutting a hole will kill resale. What does the back look like? Perhaps you can build a new back with access hole and store the original.

    Russ
     
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    Probably won't change the tone to drastically, but as said will kill any resale value. Years from now someone will be saying "why would some dumb $#@%$% cut a hole in the side of this amp"?
     
  6. eicca

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    WHAT IS THAT. I need one.

    I got mine for $75 so I figure it isn't worth the time to even try to sell it anyway... :)

    Good to know I can play with it opened up; I'll just go that route.
     

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