Just thought I'd try and chuck a few photos up here, as and when I remember, of the cab I'm rejigging. It started life as a Simms Watts cab I was kindly given by @knuckleberryfinn of these parts. It's an Ike Isaacs combo, but the amp had been stripped out somewhere along the line, and it had been converted to a compact 2x12 cab. Here's how it was...
The aim was to build a matching cab for an AC15 head, and already having some nice speakers ready to go (a Fane A90, and a WGS Liberator), this became my "donor" cab. I've since stripped the tolex, patched the opening using a piece of the original baffle, and cut a new baffle for it. Vox tolex, grille cloth and assorted gubbins (handles, piping, corners, etc) have now arrived, so seems a good time to show how it's shaping up before I carry on...
New baffle! T-nuts in, stand-off frame glued on and waiting for cloth. Pretty tight for 2x12 speakers, but they do fit. Baffle is 15mm birch ply, nice quality stuff and thick enough, I reckon.
Cab stripped and sanded, with screw holes and dents all filled. The blue-ish grey stuff is some light residue left from the former tolex/glue, but it's essentially smooth and flat enough to recover as it is now.
Here's the amp opening/slot. The ply "plug" is glued in pace with a larger piece of ply behind it, screwed and glued to the inner surface of the cab. It's solid. Again, used bog-standard filler around the edges/cracks. It might look a bit messy, but it looks dead flat to me. I'm fairly confident it won't peak through the tolex when it's recovered, but time will tell!
More to come as and when I make some progress.
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