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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:31 am    Post subject: Sort of DIY Speaker Cabinet Project Reply with quote

I wanted a bigger speaker for my Silvertone head, but I didn't want to use my single "15 or my 2x"12 cab with it. I thought it would be a good chance to do a "12 cabinet for it. I didn't want one of the vintage Silvertone cabinets because they aren't often sold separate and the wood quality is garbage and super fragile. I looked at unfinished boxes and finished ones and they were more expensive than I wanted to spend. Then I noticed this for under $100.

20161220_165650 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161220_165654 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Just the box. No amp or speaker, but in almost new condition. A lot of the old Silvertones seem to be open back so I thought this would work well.

20161220_165701 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I wanted a speaker similar to the ones they would use.



Seems they had Jensen ceramic "q" speakers, so I ordered a c12q speaker. Once that comes, I will load it in to the box and wire speaker wire with a 1/4 male jack out to plug in to the head.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the speaker and wired it up. Very happy with it. Since the Silvertone was intended for bass, the more trebly ceramic speaker works great. I still pretty much backed the bass all the way off.

20161228_133432_HDR by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161228_134003 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161228_134009 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161228_134928 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161228_135031 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161228_135148 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Only thing I need now is a couple boards to help lift the head up a bit because the handle on the cabinet sticks up too high for the amp to sit flat.

20161228_135751 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a couple 1" x 6" cut to 9.5" length to be my lifts on the left and right of the handle. I was out of my usual dark walnut minwax stain to dress it up, but I had a pack of stain/finish minwax walnut stain wipes. I figured I would give them a try. I am glad I did that on these and not a body or I would have been pissed off. It doesn't apply like a stain at all, but more like brown acrylic paint. Result... the boards look like chocolate/poop. Won't matter for this, but figured I would mention that here in case someone thought about trying the stain wipes. They don't stain. LOL

2016-12-31_10-59-32 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't feeling the poo colored boards so I painted them black.

2017-01-02_01-57-07 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lifters work great!

IMG_20170102_164113 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

IMG_20170102_164219 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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