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building a 2*12 cab

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by tristan, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. tristan

    tristan Member

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    Hey all

    im interested in building a 2*12 cab to go with my DSL 201, or any other amp/head i get in the future. im 18 and bin playing geetar for a few years, but i havnt played many amps/cabs coz of where i live (in outback australia). so im just wondering peoples opinions on building cabs.

    also the 201 only has one 16 ohms output, so i can either have the one speaker in the combo on, or disconect it to have another cab. will this improve my tone and volume?

    i was thinking on puting 2 greenbacks or v30's into it?

    anywah any help would be appreciated,ie. specs,websites,dimensions,tips.

    thankx
     
  2. Mark C

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    A lot of people like mixing two speakers, like a Vintage 30 with a G12H-30. I have this combo in a Dr. Z cab and it sounds amazing.
     
  3. tristan

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    thankx marky

    does anybody know how to wire the speakers together if i wanna plug it into a 16 OHM plug? do i buy 2 8 OHM speakers?

    any help would be really appreciated! does anyone know a web site about building cabs?
     
  4. Mark C

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    Look on Avatar speakers website - they have wiring solutions.
     
  5. tristan

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    thanks mark

    ill take a look

    but im still in need on cab sizes and specs, like what is an optimum size for 2*12?
     
  6. dbeeman

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    Depends on the sound you want.

    Fender made bassman cabs at one time tha were just about big enough for the 2 * 12s inside. Very punchy

    If you want more of a 4*12 sound build one about 29 *21 * 11

    if you want a vox type open back, more like 27 * 19 *11

    use 1/2": birch play for the front and back

    3/4 " for the sides

    I have built them, but for the price it is hard to compete with Avatar or Jenkins if your time is worth anything - butshipping to Aus may be a problem. Must be a good cab maker there
     

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