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The Big List of Guitar Cab Makers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by tonedaddy, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. tonedaddy

    tonedaddy Member

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    In response to custom and other cab questions, I've often posted a list of custom guitar speaker cab makers. I've finished my research today, and added a large number of new listings, and I'd rather just get a comprehensive list completed and archived to make it easier for everyone to update and refer to it (along the lines of the recent comprehensive amp builder lists). Over time, I'll be adding a brief line for each cab maker that describes any specialties, etc.


    Here's the list I have so far, please feel free to post any other guitar cab builders, and I'll update the list.

    Also, I've listed some amp builders who appear to make very popular or unusual stock cabs. Feel free to post any others you know of (and I will definitely add any amp/cab builder who would like to be listed - just PM or email me). But I'd like to avoid simply duplicating every amp builder on the other thread listings (many who obviously offer their own cabs), hope that makes sense.

    Thanks!
    td



    I'm listing the cabs in the following posts:

    Custom - pure custom cab builders who will build whatever you can dream up

    [8/11/05 NOTE - I've also started a new section as a service to amp builders]:

    Wholesale Cabs - a section for cab manufacturers that specialize in the production of cabs for amp manufacturers in quantity, and have production capacity sufficient to meet the needs of that market.

    Stock - cab builders who offer their own designs only

    International - for our international members, a resource of cab builders across the world





    NOTE:
    See the Big List of Road/Flight Cases, Amp/Cab Covers and Guitar Cases/Covers/Bags/Jackets here:
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79697
     
  2. tonedaddy

    tonedaddy Member

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    Custom Cabs


    United States


    Ampwares
    http://www.ampwares.com/cabs.html

    Antone Cabs
    http://www.antonecabinets.com

    Armadillo Amp Works
    http://www.amprestoration.com

    Blues 49
    www.blues49.com

    Bob Burt Cabs
    http://www.bobburtcabinets.com

    Bruce Bennett Music Labs
    http://www.bennettmusiclabs.com/a_custom_made_412_slanted_top_ca.htm

    Cabs by chaz
    email: motivz@sbcglobal.net - (not valid from June 1st
    to October 1st when we're gone to the northwoods - call!)
    phone: (920) 740-5560

    Crusty Cabs
    http://www.webervst.com/crusty.htm

    DiMasi Cabs
    www.dimasicabs.com
    dondim at aol.com

    Distortion's Custom Cabs
    http://www.outlawguitars.net/Stuff.0.html
    distortions at comcast.net

    Ear Candy Cabs
    http://www.earcandycabs.com/

    Electrosonic Electrocabs
    http://www.electrosonicamplifiers.com/electrocab.htm

    Fret Tech - Rare Form Cabs
    http://www.frettech.com.

    Fusco Cabinets
    http://www.fuscocabinets.com/index.html

    Headstrong Amps & Cabs
    http://www.headstrongamps.com/
    http://sf2000.registeredsite.com/~u...v?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=HA&Category_Code=COM

    Heritage Amplification
    http://www.heritageamplifiers.com/cabinet.html

    Hutton Cabs
    http://www.webervst.com/hutton.htm

    JDesign Custom Cabs
    http://jdesigncabs.com/Custom Shop.htm

    Ken's Cabs
    http://www.kenscabs.com/

    Ken Freeman Custom Cabs
    http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=8902007&uid=2981932&members=1
    rockon4ebay@yahoo.com

    Kress Amps
    http://home.insight.rr.com/kressamps/intro.htm

    KW Custom Cabs
    http://www.kwcabs.com/customcabinets.htm

    Leck Custom Cabinets
    http://www.wildwestguitars.com./fuchshome.htm (at the bottom)
    rleck@ikon.com

    Lone Wolf Custom Cabs
    http://www.lonewolfcustoms2000.com/

    Lowel Guitars and Cabs
    http://www.sombrabella.com/bumbox/lowel/index.htm
    lowelguitars@yahoo.com

    Mad Sound Cabs
    http://www.madsound.com/

    MojoTone
    http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/cgi-bin/mojotone/custom.html

    Newell Custom Vintage Fender Cabinetry
    http://newellamps.com/

    Nick Greer Cabinets
    http://www.nickgreerexpdesigns.8m.com/cabinets.html

    Pacific Cabs
    Not in production, but I've heard Michael Kane is still taking custom orders.
    Email: citezenkane [at] neteze.com
    Phone: (707) 887-1652

    Rare Form Custom Cabs by Fret Tech
    http://208.56.238.182/rfc/
    http://www.frettech.com

    Rawoods
    www.rawoods.com
    rick@rawoods.com
    Phone: (309) 674-8634

    Rock 'n Roll Vintage
    http://www.rocknrollvintage.com/products.asp?cat=43

    Rodgers Cabinets
    http://www.webervst.com/rodgers.htm
    Larry Rodgers
    239-649-8799

    Shawnee Custom Cabs
    http://www.shawneecustom.com

    Splawn Custom Cabs
    http://www.splawnguitars.com/custenclos.htm

    Stone Age Custom Cabinets
    http://www.stoneagecustomcabinets.com

    Sultone Cabs
    http://www.sultone.com/

    Swanson Custom Sound Shop
    http://swansoncabinets.com/index.html

    TheAirTightGarage
    http://www.theairtightgarage.com

    Tone-Tools Custom Cabs
    http://www.tone-tools.com

    Tone Tubby Cabs (aka Brown Cabs)
    http://www.tonetubby.com/cabinet.htm

    Trinity Custom Cabs
    http://www.cohrs.ca/staged/Product_Cabinets.htm

    Trutone Custom Cabs
    http://www.trutonecustom.com

    Vibroworld
    http://www.vibroworld.com/parts/tech21.html

    Vintage Amp Restoration
    http://vintage-amp.com

    Vintage Sound
    http://www.thevintagesound.com/store/

    Vintone Custom Cabs
    http://www.vintone.com/customcabs.html

    Westube Custom Cabinets
    http://www.geocities.com/swestyo1/westube.html

    Yellow Cab Amplification
    http://www.yellowcabamplification.com



    Wholesale

    ***
    Marvics Musical Enclosures
    A family owned and operated business serving over 20 Boutique Guitar Amplifier manufacturers. Specializing in hand built amplifier and speaker enclosures with custom designs and colors. 32 years experience in the musical industry. (Marvics is a "wholesale" only manufacturer, and minimum quantities do apply.)

    Marvics Musical Enclosures
    16252 Koala Rd.
    Adelanto CA, 92301

    Owner: Victor Duardo
    ph: 760-246-0910
    fax: 760-246-0017


    ***
    Swanson Custom Sound Shop
    http://swansoncabinets.com/index.html

    Swanson Cabinets provides hand made guitar amplifier cabinets
    of the highest quality for a number of boutique shop amp makers.

    Jeffrey Swanson
    www.swansoncabinets.com
    DST Engineering
    www.dst-engineering.com
    978 578 0532


    ***
    Tone-Tools OEM Center
    http://tone-tools.com/oemcenter.html

    Now available from Tone-Tools, your source for
    high quality OEM amplifier and speaker cabinetry.




    International


    United Kingdom



    Mongotone Custom Cabinets (beautiful hardwood cabs!)
    http://www.mongotone.co.uk/
     
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  3. tonedaddy

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    Stock Cabs

    Allen Cabs
    http://www.allenamps.com/cabs.html

    Avatar Speakers and Cabs
    http://www.avatarspeakers.com

    Bag End Guitar Cabs
    http://www.bagend.com/bagend/musical.htm#anchor263484

    Blockhead Amplification
    http://www.blockheadamps.com/cabinets.html

    Bogner Cabs
    http://www.bogneramplification.com/SpeakersInfo.htm

    Bruno Cabs
    http://www.brunoamps.com/speaker.htm

    Carolina Cabs
    http://www.indoorstorm.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=carolina+cabs

    Clark Cabs
    http://www.clarkamplification.com/Parts/cabinets.htm

    Custom Audio Electronics Cabs
    http://www.customaudioelectronics.com/od-100_tube_guitar_amplifi.htm#Cabinets Anchor

    Demeter SSC-1 Silent Speaker Chamber (iso cab)
    http://www.demeteramps.com/products/cabinets/ssc1.html

    Divided by 13
    http://www.dividedby13.com/accessories.html

    Dr Z Cabs
    http://www.drzamps.com/speakercabs.html

    Flite Sound Cabs
    http://www.flitesound.com/home/default.asp

    Framus Cabs
    http://www.framus.com/dragoncabinet.htm
    http://www.framus.com/cobracabinet.htm

    Fuchs Cabs
    http://www.fuchsaudiotechnology.com/html/speaker_cabinets.html

    Genz Benz G-Flex Cabs
    http://www.genzbenz.com/?fa=category&cid=93

    Germino Cabs
    http://www.germinoamps.com

    Hard Truckers Cabs
    http://www.hardtruckers.com
    Formed by founding members of the Grateful Dead Crew

    Jenkins Sound Shop
    http://www.jenkinssoundshop.com/index.html

    Kress Amps
    http://home.insight.rr.com/kressamps/intro.htm

    Lopo Line Cabs
    http://www.lopoline.com

    Maven Peal Cabs
    http://www.mavenpeal.com/cabs.html

    Mission Amps
    http://www.missionamps.com/5e3.html

    North Coast - Vox Licensed Cabs
    http://www.voxshowroom.com/northcoast/vox/cabinets/index.html

    Orange Cabs
    http://www.orangeamps.com/products/cabinets_index.html

    Raezers Edge Cabs
    Important news!
    "Rich Raezer passed away July 7 2005. His cabinets continue to be available without any changes or modifications. All of his designs, tools, fixtures and equipment have been relocated to Hartland, Wisconsin. The business is now owned and operated by the Hale family, Derek, Jeff and MaryEllen. Along with our cabinet builder Justin Dodson, we are proud to carry on the same tradition of excellence as produced by Rich Raezer."
    RIP Rich, you will be missed.
    Best of luck to the Hale family and Raezers Edge!
    http://www.raezers-edge.com

    Randall Isolation Cabs
    http://www.randallamplifiers.com/products/cabinets/isolation/index.asp

    Reason Cabs
    http://www.reasonamps.com/index.htm

    Roccaforte Cabs
    http://www.roccaforteamps.com/speaker_cabs.htm

    Rocky Top Electronics
    http://www.rockytopelectronics.com/speakercabinets.html

    Scumbag Cabs
    http://www.scumbagamps.com/tweed/cab.htm

    THD Cabs
    http://www.thdelectronics.com/products/cab.htm

    Tubegarden Cabinets
    http://www.tubegarden.com/cabinets/cabinet_shop.html

    Two Rock Cabs
    http://www.two-rock.com/pages/products.html

    Vader Cabinets
    http://www.vadercabinets.com

    The Vintage Sound
    http://www.thevintagesound.com

    Voodoo Cabs
    http://www.voodooamps.com/speakers.html
     
  4. haslar

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    Also, a big name in France:

    NOS

    these guys do really excellent cabs.
    I tried a pair of NOS 2x12" w/V30s with a CAE 3+SE and a VHT power amp, and it was extremely impressive.
     
  5. tonedaddy

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    Thanks, haslar, I've updated the list!
     
  6. PierreL

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    Thanks a lot for the lists, that's very helpful . I juts discovered Dino's cabinets from Italy, very cool looking cabs at an interesting price.
     
  7. Scott Peterson

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    Brilliant list, thanks.

    We no longer prune this board section; so it is in affect now archived for searches.
     
  8. pureoldsound

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    Hey Scott are you going to make an archive section for these great threads? I thought these types of threads are a tremendous tool for anyone seeking gear and don't know where to start....

    If you guys make an archive consider these as well:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76496&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75786
     
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    Well, tis my point. If you post it... it is archived. We no longer prune any threads outside of the Emporiums.

    So, if you post it.... it is archived by default now.
     
  12. r9player

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    Maybe something like this should go in a whole new "FAQ" section
    list of Amp makers, Cab makers, Guitar makers etc. .. (could start a whole new monstrous section ... )
     
  13. tonedaddy

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    Lists are updated, thanks pureoldsound and duffyguitarman!
     
  14. Tone Loco

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    I have another possible entry for you. A guy named JD Newell who (as far as I know) doesn't currently have a web page but who often has/had cabs on ebay. AFAIK he only does Fender style cabs. Things like cabs for vibro-clones. He's very reasonable price wise. The only contact info I have is this email address: JDNEWELL@ALLVANTAGE.COM

    He made me a nice combo cab for a bandmaster reverb chasis with a 12 & 10 baffle. He's a stickler for tight tolerances, no slop. In fact it took a little wrangling to ease the front panel between the baffle and the top but like I said its pro work, and good tolexing too. And packed like it was going to Nepal or something ;)

    Search the fender forum for JDNewell and you'll get some hits none of which have anything bad to say about him. One of the posts there had this from an (old?) web site of his:

    "CABINETS ARE CONSTRUCTED FROM FINGER JOINTED PINE BOXES WITH 3/4" BIRCH 10 PLY PLYWOOD BAFFLES AND 1/4" PLYWOOD BACK PANELS. EXTENSION CABINETS HAVE 1/2" BIRCH PLYWOOD BACK PANELS & SPEAKER JACK. ALL PRICES INCLUDE BACK PANELS, HANDLE, AND CHROME CORNERS."
     
  15. FlyingVBlues

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    Great list! Since you already have some amp makers who sell cabs I would consider adding companies like Two Rock, Fuchs, Bruno, Divided By 13, etc who also sell cabs.

    Also, it is unlikely that Raezers Edge will continue to make cabs. Rich Raezer was killed by his son on July 7th in a domestic dispute. The company is currently closed and Rich's family is refunding deposits for orders that can not be filled.

    FVB
     
  16. G'OlPeachPhan

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    fantastic list tonedaddy! This is awesome. Thank you for putting it together.
     
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    Tone Loco:
    I've added JD Newell to the list of custom cab makers, thanks for the info!

    FVB:
    Thanks for the additions! I've added Two Rock, Fuchs, Bruno, and Divided By 13 to the list of stock cab makers, and will add more stock cab manufactures as time allows.

    I've also noted that Raezers Edge is closed until further notice (as it says on their website). I'm going to leave it on the list as long as the website is up (in case the family decides to reopen), and as a tribute to Rich Raezer (RIP).



    I've also added a new section as a service to amp builders:

    Wholesale Cabs:
    This section is for cab manufacturers that specialize in the production of cabs for amp manufacturers in quantity, and have production capacity sufficient to meet the needs of that market. If you are a custom cab maker (even if you're already listed), and want to be listed in the "Wholesale" section, just post here or email me.




    I appreciate everyone who takes the time to post additional cab sources! I add new sources most every month as I find them, but there is no way I can find or know about every cab maker. Your help is appreciated in making this the most comprehensive source of cab info on the internet! Keep adding the names of new cab makers as you find them, too!
     
  19. PLAYLOUD

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    TD, thanks so much for posting my contact info! I think it will help greatly.

    BTW, The cabinet I had at Wild West is sold.


    :dude
     

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