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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cabs... Help :P!

Hi all, Hope all is well. I'm just wondering what woods are good for Cab construction? Also, if possible could you explain what makes a cab good or bad, or properties of a certain type of construction (e.g. Open back/Closed back) if you get me?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Re: Cabs... Help :P!

Materials range from a lot of different solid woods, to plywood (mostly birch, but I've gone cheap before and used spare pine plywood for really cheap budget cabs). Constuction is as simple as you want it to be. Basically a box with sufficient bracing. I usually build a cab strong enough for me to sit on it and it not make a peep (I weigh like 150lbs). Open vs. closed back is all about preference. I like a closed back 4x12 w/ a open back 2x12 on top

There should be plenty of sites with tons of info if you search "guitar cab construction" on google or something. They will all pretty much get the same points across...

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Cabs... Help :P!

I checked it out, I'm not sure :S I can't find a decent site ! Would you say, in a cab, you pay for the construction quality and speakers it comes with rather than the woods used?
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Re: Cabs... Help :P!

You got the basic idea. Although a birch ply cab will probably sound a bit more defined and crisp then say a cheaper pine ply cab. But any good thickness, strong material can be used to make a modern cab and sound pretty good. All that really matters is no joint's vibrating, and nothing rattle's what-so-ever.

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Re: Cabs... Help :P!

So its as simple as that? Wow, I thought there must be more to it than that giving the prices of some cabs out there in comparison to others- amazing! Thanks Brothersnowgone !
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