#1
Hey,

I remember reading somewhere that the back panel of a cab acts as a soundboard (akin to an acoustic guitar) and that replacing the stock board with something better will help the tone?

Is this true?

How much difference would it make to replace with plyboard / real wood ?
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#2
I've heard about that too, but I think it's mainly with the newer Marshall cabs or ones built like them. They come with a particle board back panel, so you can replace it with a real wood ply or hardwood to get better sound and projection.
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#3
I have a marshall cab, not sure what the back panel is made from. Can't be arsed unscrewing all those screws Might be worth doing down the line, I guess.
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#4
depends on the cab. i think the older 1960 4x12's are all ply, but i might be wrong. I had one apart at work the other day, but i was more concerned by the fact the speakers were needing replaced.

anyway, i think marshall uses different materials for some of the cabs, meaning that sometimes ts worth replacing it, but usually not.

edit: and you're right - theres more screws that you think at first. its like someones putting them back in after you take them out and move on to the next one!
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#5
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edit: and you're right - theres more screws that you think at first. its like someones putting them back in after you take them out and move on to the next one!


Yeah, don't try it without an electric screwdriver or you won't be playing the guitar for a few hours due to cramps
Also, Bogner (who makes the best cabs out there) puts some kind of isolation material on the back panel. I don't know what kind of wood they use tho.
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