Hmm, yes, it looked like pine with the broad cross-section of grain.Pine 3/4" and baffle is 1/2" Birch.
I totally suck at woodworking and metal fab. A lack of proper tools contributes to that, and a lack of patience rounds it out. My cabs look like something from the Bizarro world. Sawdust and metal shavings tend to collect around the area where I work on amps. My cheesy vacuum can never get them all up. I have a big 2 car garage that serves as an art studio, rehearsal space, gear storage, and amp workshop. The place looks like a bomb went off in a music store...but I love being out there.one of the problems I have w/ my little workshop is, the electronics tools don't go that well with woodworking tools - not enough space for both collections as they grow & the sawdust is a problem for the electronics.
Charlie, a couple of questions for you - this goes back to your earlier post on Looking for plans to build a 6G3 Cabinet -Sounds sweet! Cab is 8 ohm parallel.
The Combo Cab is for a 5E3 I am building. I haven't started the 6G3 and if/when I do it will be a Head Cabinet now that I have this nice 2x12.Charlie, a couple of questions for you - this goes back to your earlier post on Looking for plans to build a 6G3 Cabinet -
1) Can I assume that the combo cab shown above, on top of the extension cab, is the 6G3 cab that you built? That's not strictly germane, just clarifying.
2) Echoing an earlier thought of mine - if you build the sides all in pine, as you have done with these, does the birch baffle (plus the tight joints) give you all the stiffness you might need? And assuming by "birch" you meant solid birch, could I assume that a birch plywood baffle would probably work as well for me?
The reason I ask is that I suddenly have a crazy idea - crazy only in that it's not strictly necessary. The only tube amp I have is a little Laney Cub 10 combo, only 10 watts. I put a lot of work (and I mean a lot) into modding it to get rid of both hum and buzz. It sounds very nice now with a modest speaker upgrade I did - the existing capacity is only 10" so I put a Jensen Mod 10-35 in there which I like. Problem is, the cab was too small to begin with; and as a result of the mods it now has a couple of extra circuit boards crowded into the bottom, with connecting cables. So on one or two resonant bass notes (e.g. a low A fretted on the bottom E string) I sometimes get vibration that is hard to get rid of with so little room to work in. A roomier cab might help if I could make it stiff enough. It would be a fun small project & a way to use what woodworking tools I do have. I'm also thinking that I could size it so that eventually when I have the money I can upgrade to a 12" speaker.