#1
now, before you get any ideas, i'm not messing around with the electronics.

i just got a used peavey bravo 112 and, well, it's ugly. so i'm gonna make it into a head and a 2x12 cab. it's fairly straightforward, a good amp to do it on, too.

plan:

1) take all the guts out.

2) build a box; my dad had a bunch of 1" MDF from a previous project, so i'm gonna use that. it'll be 19 inches wide, 7 inches tall, and 11 inches deep.
EDIT: i'm using poplar instead

3) drill the holes for the guts. this is the tricky part, you have to get it just right or it won't go in.

4) mount the electronics and the reverb tank.

5) cover it; i selected some shiny blue fabric that my mom had scraps out of.
EDIT: since it's so pretty, i'm gonna leave it natural and just polyurethane it.

and i think that's it!

i know it's not big or huge or extremely hard, but it'll be fun.

pics later.
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Last edited by tubab0y at Aug 26, 2006,
#2
should be interesting, ill be waiting
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#4
to turn it into a head, do you just take the wires going to the speakers and run them to an output jack?
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#6
would you use a stereo jack or a mono jack? and could you increase the wattage?
(sorry for all the noobish questions)
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#8
if the head case is made of plastic, would i have to cover the inside with foil? (like you would have to with a pedal)
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#9
I'm not sure.. Why not make a thread about it and not steal this guy's thread. Lol.
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#10
yeah, stop stealing my thread. and anyways, my amp already had it wired so that it was a mono speaker jack from the speaker to an output jack; dunno why, but it made my life easier.
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#11
sorry for stealin it. i'll be quiet now *cries on the inside*
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#13
*sniffels*
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#14
well, i got the wood, and it's beautiful. it's poplar, and it's got a beautiful grain. i'll put up pics once my camera starts working...i'm gonna leave it natural.

and yes, it's better than mdf.
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#15
Bump! I know there's a rule against bumping old threads but this is still going on.

EDIT: shoot me, it's been a year since I started this. Wow.
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#16
Pictures? This seems like a cool idea ^-^
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#17
would you be able to help me rebuild my peavey studio pro 50 to a head and make a 4x12 cab?
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#18
I could walk you through it, yeah. And I'll do pics tomorrow, and I went back to a 112 combo, since I decided the sheffield was total crap and I'm just gonna use the eminence.
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#21
^^+2

I have always wondered about how cabs work.... specially when you think bafflewise.


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#23
Awesome idea man, Might have to try it myself =]
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Wheres pics?
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#25
Go for it tuba Like the 1" MDF... thats massive
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