size of box joints in the 50's, 60's and 70's Fender Amps

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  1. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Hello,
    I tried to google this information but could not find the size of the joint cuts. Any help would be much appreciated. Naked amp photos woul be great too!

    Kind Regards,
    Steve
     
  2. sharpshooter

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    The depth of the joints is equal to the thickness of the stock,,and the width of the joint is ~the same,,if the width is decreased,(more joints), then we call it a "finger joint".
    I suppose that if the cab is covered, it would'nt matter,,if the cab is a natural finish,,then make the joint width whatever looks good to you.
    Have no idea what the joint width is on a Fender cab.
     
  3. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Thank you, anyone else know the size of the cuts in a Fender box joint?
    Kind Regards,
    Steve
     
  4. StoneAge Cabs

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    Not 100% sure, but I believe they are 1/4" fingerjoints.
     
  5. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Thank you. Anyone know for sure?

    Kind Regards,
    Steve
     
  6. LPVM

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    ^ This is the correct answer. Think about it, in order for it to be called a finger joint, or box joint (same thing) the pin height and notches must match the thickness of the stock being used otherwise the material doesn't go all the way through and there would be voids in the joint.

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    Imagine what this would look like if you pulled both sides back and the pins and notches didn't match the thickness of the stock. There would be a 90 deg open groove right at the corner.
     
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  7. StoneAge Cabs

    StoneAge Cabs Silver Supporting Member

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    I believe OP is asking about the width of the finger joint cut, as opposed to how far deep into the stock the cut goes. A finger jt can be 1/4", 3/8" 1/2"....you get the idea.
     
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    StoneAge is correct


    the width is either 1/4 or 9/32 on Fender cabs, it's been a while since I measured.
     
  9. LPVM

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    :facepalm I see that now. I guess I jumped to that conclusion because he didn't clarify after getting an answer and just repeated the same question phrased the same way. My bad, I've seen some pretty scary looking DIY cabs lately (including a horror show I made some years ago when I didn't have the proper jig to cut these joints). :bonk
     

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