View Full Version : Building a Speaker Cab

09-13-2009, 04:36 AM
Hey. As the title states, I'm soon going to start building my own speaker cab. It's going to be a 2x12 cab, loaded with two 12'' Eminence Man O Wars (http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Eminence-Man-O-War-12-Guitar-Speaker?sku=660068). I originally planned to buy this amp (http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-TBX150R-Tone-Blaster-Xtreme-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=480945) and replace the speakers, but I hate carrying combos around. I figure the head and a cab would each be lighter and more wieldy. I would build a 4x12, but I don't feel like it. Anyone have any tips for me? I'm pretty useless with all things carpentry, but this doesn't all that difficult.

The purpose of this thread is to take pictures of the process at every step, for the n00bsaurs who will come after me. I don't really have a camera, but I'll try to borrow my dad's. Here's a very basic idea of what it'll look like:


It's drawn to scale, where 10 px = 1 inch. Therefore, it will be 30 in wide, 17 in tall, 12 in deep and made of birch plywood, with red leatherette covering it. The greyish color on the front is my attempt to recreate a white spray-painted speaker board covered by a black...screen thing. Does those speakers look like circles to you guys? My monitor makes it look like an ovally-ass mess (btw, it also makes y'all look fat). Well, I guess that's it for now. Can't wait to get started!

09-13-2009, 06:31 PM
First, picture? I'm not seeing one.

Second, I've always thought about making amps, but never had an idea of how too. If I ever get a chance though, I'm gonna. Good luck with it :)

09-14-2009, 03:41 AM
First, dammit! It makes a person feel insane when he can see the picture he posted but no one else can. It's on my photo album here, if I'm not imagining that, too. :D

Thanks for the luck. I'm gonna need it. I build as well as I dance, not that that means anything to you. Amps are a bit past where I'm setting my sights, but there's tons of info out there for you if you're that interested. :)

09-14-2009, 05:18 PM
haha, ok i saw it, it's looking pretty spiffy. it doesnt look all ovally to me.

09-17-2009, 07:41 PM
I agree. hehehe