#1
Hey guys

How hard is it for a noob to build a 1x12 open/closed cab?

It's literally just a housing for the speaker, right?

has anyone here done it?

advise?

worth it money-wise?

Cheers!
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#2
An open backed is not bad to build. A closed back requires a little more time and knowledge to design properly. The size and volume of the cab can greatly affect sound in a closed design. Here is the one I built.



Full Details: http://gideond.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/guitar-speaker-cabinet-build/

It takes some time and some woodworking knowledge. Having some decent tools helps as well.
#3
Quote by N_J_B_B
Hey guys

How hard is it for a noob to build a 1x12 open/closed cab?

It's literally just a housing for the speaker, right?

has anyone here done it?

advise?

worth it money-wise?

Cheers!

It is not super hard, but it will cost a bit of cash. The lumber for my 1x12 cost $35ish (solid pine 1x12 and 1/4 sheet of 1/2" birch for the baffles), The grill cloth and tolex are going to be another $40ish and then there is the jackplate,jack handle and feet

In all fairness it is probably best to buy a used cab or a pre-made cab
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#4
Quote by N_J_B_B
Hey guys

How hard is it for a noob to build a 1x12 open/closed cab?

It's literally just a housing for the speaker, right?

has anyone here done it?

advise?

worth it money-wise?

Cheers!



No it is'nt all that hard. But it also depends on how good you want your cab to be. What the first poster stated is true, the type of box you build for your speaker will affect the overall tone. Depending on what speaker your buying, gonna go on a limb and say it's a Celestion or Eminence, you can go to their websites and search for that exact speaker and it will tell you what application that speaker is best for. Once you find that out, you can either "design" your own based on those specs given or you can search around for your favorite 1x12 cab and copy the design given that the speaker in that cab is similar. For example, if your wanting to make a closed back, look up an Orange 1x12 cab look at the dimensions and copy it. Go to mojotone.com for your tolex and cab supplies. All in all it isn't that hard, just time consuming, and it will come out cheaper than buying one. Been down that road plenty of times determining whether i should buy or make, and I've always decided to make. Just give it a shot.

And if you decide that tolex is too much for you, you can always put a nice coat of varnish on, like Shellac.
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Last edited by heretic-clown at Oct 11, 2013,
#5
If you have experience with a table saw, mitre or radial arm saw, router and drill you should be able to to do it.
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