#1
I'm in the market for a new amp and I'm almost %100 settled on the Egnater Tweaker head Tweaker

I'm trying to decided if I should buy the matching cab, which is $280 cdn for a 1x12, or build my own.

How much would it run me to build my own? Or is this just a dumb idea...
#2
If you have competent rudimentary wood working skills and buy a used speaker, it could run you as low as 150 is you're frugal and leave it untolxed/uncornered. If you mess up it'll cost you more. If you need to buy tools it'll cost you more. If you buy a new speaker it'll cost you more.
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Quote by Seref
If you have competent rudimentary wood working skills and buy a used speaker, it could run you as low as 150 is you're frugal and leave it untolxed/uncornered. If you mess up it'll cost you more. If you need to buy tools it'll cost you more. If you buy a new speaker it'll cost you more.



you hit the nail on the head, but to add: Most of that cost will be in the speakers. the actual cab is pretty cheap to make.

dunno how relevant it'll be, but i figure its helpful \(o.o)/
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#5
Yeah, it's actually kind of simple. It's a box and a baffle and some simple wiring. Granted, the box has to be quite solid in construction.
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Quote by Seref
Yeah, it's actually kind of simple. It's a box and a baffle and some simple wiring. Granted, the box has to be quite solid in construction.



and certain constructions sound different than others.

sorry to piggyback off of your responses
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No problem building a box. I have enough wood lying around. I think I'll giver 'er a go.

Thanks for the help fellas


What kind of wood? Is it just generic plywood? You don't want to use that since it will be loaded with voids. Voids will cause rattling and other odd noises.

You're options for speaker material are mdf, solid pine or a void free plywood like birch plywood (not veneer, but birch in every ply).
#10
What tools do you need to build a cab? I was also thinking of building one but I have next to no tools.
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#11
why dont you buy a harley benton 2x12" for like 180 us dollars i think (im british, just an estimation) the vintage model has vintage 30's in it, you could by that, sell the speakers for a tidy number and settle on some other speakers? Your signature does say you appreciate cheap gear... :p
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#12
If you have no tools, then it will cost quite a bit.

I built a 4x12. When I built mine, I had all the tools I needed and built the cab for about $30-$40. I finished the cab in about 1 day. I have a bunch of vinyl laying around, so I covered it with that. I bought the speakers from Warehouse Guitar speakers. They have great speakers for really good prices. I would check them out.
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Quote by rhythmkillingMo
why dont you buy a harley benton 2x12" for like 180 us dollars i think (im british, just an estimation) the vintage model has vintage 30's in it, you could by that, sell the speakers for a tidy number and settle on some other speakers? Your signature does say you appreciate cheap gear... :p


'Cause the Harley Benton is probably made MDF or Particle Board
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If you have no tools, then it will cost quite a bit.

I built a 4x12. When I built mine, I had all the tools I needed and built the cab for about $30-$40. I finished the cab in about 1 day. I have a bunch of vinyl laying around, so I covered it with that. I bought the speakers from Warehouse Guitar speakers. They have great speakers for really good prices. I would check them out.

I second Warehouse. I've had mine for about a year and they sound great!
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#15
For tools, you need access to a table saw to make the long cuts to make the actual box.

You'll also need a jigsaw to cut out the hole(s) for the speaker. You can also do this with a router.

A drill is very handy to have to pre-drill the screw holes so the wood doesn't split.

Having a router handy will make the box look a lot nicer with rounded edges (I use 1/2" radius .

If you don't have tools, you just have to be creative and find someone you know who does (father, uncle, friend, neighbor, etc.). People who usually have these tools love using them and they'll love to show you. They're gear freaks too!


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What tools do you need to build a cab? I was also thinking of building one but I have next to no tools.
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Well, you don't NEED a table saw, but it makes things way easier. I built a 2x12 some time ago and I made the long cuts with a jigsaw, a steady hand, and a lot of patience. Using scrap wood as a rail makes it good as long as you remember to keep it level.