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Offline Jeff Troy

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115V Cabinet Build
« on: October 25, 2011, 07:27:52 pm »
Hi, Buds,

Thanks to everyone who helped me with images and suggestions for a cabinet to complement my Concert Bass head.

I decided on the 115V, and built the following cabinet from a combination of the specs on the catalog page and the image you sent.

Without specific interior dimensions, it's surely less than a perfect knockoff, but it looks good to me and should do nicely with the Legend 15 CB158.

Front View 115V


Baffle Detail


Interior View


Rear View w/Back


Front View w/ Grille Frame


I have the speaker, Tolex, grille cloth, corners, casters and all the stainless fasteners to complete the cabinet, even a set of original Sunn jack cups. I'll post more images when the job is finished and the Concert Bass head is sitting on top of it.

I've also finished the construction of the two 2000S cabinets that I wanted for my 2000S head. The original drawings are available from Conrad for $35. Images for these cabinets are in a separate thread.

Thanks again to everyone else who helped me make the 115V decision.

Warmest regards,

« Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 08:03:37 pm by Jeff Troy »
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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 09:34:27 am »
Where did you get the speaker jack cups? Have you found anything that can be substituted for them? I think the hole is one inch in diameter.

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 07:23:39 pm »
Hi, Thud,

When I need another jack cup, I use the inner half from one of my other pieces of equipment. No one sees the inside, and I can fudge a pretty clean fit with other available parts.

You're correct on the 1-inch hole for the cup. Closet pulls are all 3/4 or much larger, and I haven't found anything in a 1-inch diameter.

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Offline Watson

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 08:02:42 pm »
Try this url. It is for a nickel cup that has a 1" inside diameter. Just found it today for two cabs I'm redoing. I ordered 4 and will see how they work. In the meantime here's where I found them...http://www.myknobs.com/haf15320715.html


Offline Greg_M

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 06:47:52 am »
You can use the little metal cups they sell at HD that go into sliding closet doors too.

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 01:12:41 pm »
Now that the site seems to be safe again, here's a shot of the finished 115V homebrew cabinet.



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Offline CLD

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 09:14:08 pm »
Looks great, Jeff!
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Offline Jeff Troy

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 07:15:55 am »
Thanks, ace.

Only change I made was to switch to a rear load.

Speaker is an Eminence Legend 58.

The head/cab combination sounds really good.

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 08:41:08 am »
Thanks, ace.

Only change I made was to switch to a rear load.
Speaker is an Eminence Legend 58.

The head/cab combination sounds really good.

Warmest regards,

Why did you decide to rear load the cab?

Offline Jeff Troy

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 06:45:10 am »
Hi, Ed,

I had only a photo that one of the members put up and the fixed outer dimensions from the catalog page. I just drew it out from that with the rest being guesswork.

When I mounted the speaker, the grill frame protruded too far from the cabinet walls. I just didn't figure for quite enough recess in the baffle.

Converting to rear load was no problem, and I doubt that it makes any difference in the sound. I wasn't trying to make an exact replica, just a good-sounding cab to go with my Concert Bass head. That happened.

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2011, 07:05:12 am »
Well it sure looks good, well done! I can't imagine front or rear loading having any discernable effect on the performance of the cab either, I was just curious why you chose to rear load it.

Offline Greg_M

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011, 07:51:20 am »
Do you have a drawing on that single 15 cab?
I might need another project soon  :-)

Offline Jeff Troy

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2011, 12:23:12 pm »
Hi, Greg,

I did it from simple sketches, but I could do a drawing for you easily enough. I just have to find my roughs.

Send me an email so I have your contact (jefftroy@aol.com or parkpiloteditor@aol.com).

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Offline CLD

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Re: 115V Cabinet Build
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2011, 06:53:45 pm »
If you want dimensions on the front-loaded 115V, let me know and I'll measure them and take some photos.
Sunn since June 1971!
1971 Sorado, 2000S, Coliseum Bass, Coliseum Lead
1970 200S; 1974 Coliseum 880