#2
The plywood will project SLIGHTLY better and sound a little more distinct. The solid wood will resonate a bit more than the laminate.
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#3
Um, birch cabs are birch plywood... So unless you happen to get a cab made of solid birch paneling you have plywood either way.
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#4
there are different grades of plywood.

standard plywoood has voids, pretty much throughout.

a "cabinet grade" also known as a "void free" or "finishing grade" are all solid. meaning that there are no gaps in the wood.

plywood is pine (at least if you are in the US, i am sure it probably is everywhere), it is a soft wood. you can get void free pine for probably around $10 more

you can get void free birch for maybe another $10 more than that, if you want which is commonly recommended as the best is baltic birch. you are looking at a $60-$80 piece of 4'x8' sheet of plywood.

i get all my plywood a lot cheaper because i know a cabinet maker and he orders and gives me his prices, as he is a contractor.
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#6
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When I made my 2x12 cab, I used Baltic Birch
$40 for a 5x5 sheet.
Which was enough for the 2x12.


it really depends where you are in the country (based off of past threads regarding this).

i just got two sheets of Baltic in last week (3/4") like $70 for two 4x8's from my friend.

i have all of the cuts made and just have to start assembling. i really shouldn't have cut as many cabs as i did because i have no room for any more cabs except for 1x12"s i have i think 11 cabs in a 15' square room with two drum sets (not small ones either), 11 guitars on the wall, a bass amp in the closet with like 10+ cases most with guitars in, three guitars on the floor. now i am just rambling. but i cut for one 4x12" two 2x12" two 1x12" and have a bit left to make a decision.
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