Speaker cab is finally finished!

The cab is finally done!  Since the last post, I poly’d the speaker baffle, attached & wired the jackplate, mounted the speakers, and painted & attached the speaker grills. I found the Marshall switchable jackplate at Antique Electronic Supply.  It allows the use of both speakers at 4 ohms or 16 ohms, or either speaker […]

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Speaker cab construction 3

Since the last post, I finished staining the cab.  I used Minwax Red Mahogany on the box and Varathane Summer Oak on the speaker baffle.  Before staining soft woods like pine, it’s important to use a wood conditioner so that the wood stains evenly.  I used Varathane wood conditioner, but any will do. After staining, […]

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Speaker cab construction 2

This part of the project has been about gluing and sanding… lots and lots of sanding.  Here are some more pics… Getting ready to glue a brace.  I used the bracing technique described on the Dr. ZEE Workshop 2×8 cabinet project page. My cab is going to look quite different, but his instructions were helpful. […]

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Speaker cab construction 1

I mentioned in the last post that I’m building a custom electric guitar cabinet.  I’m using select pine for the box and birch plywood for the speaker baffle.  Here are the construction pics so far… Cutting the birch.  I clamped a 1/4″ thick metal strip to the board as a guide.  Seriously, it’s the only […]

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A new amp and cab

After 12 years of playing guitar, I’m finally going to buy an electric guitar amp.  Okay, so technically it’s not my first.  My first amp was a weather-beaten 1962 Gibson Super-Medalist that had sat unused in an outdoor pavilion for years until I told the owner I would weed-eat at his camp for 3 days […]

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