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    I want to build a good bass cab to drop a 15" into. Anybody have any blueprints for a good sealed design they'd like to share?

  • #2
    Bump for Burdizzos!
    Play more bass.

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    • #3
      Just buy an Acme box and be happy. Best bass boxes I have heard. http://www.acmebass.com

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      • #4
        2 acme posts in less than 5 mins? do you work for them or just spam for them in your free time?


        now to be on topic, check out this thread
        http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1073643
        Hidden stuff is fun!

        WTB: George L's 90 degree jacks (.155 Wire) - if you got some extra, PM me with an offer.

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        • #5
          I recommend going with a ported design. I built a very good 15" cab with a Peavey Scorpion 15" and a 6" front port. Pretty punchy considering that speaker isn't the greatest bass guitar speaker available.

          My box is 27"t x 26"w x 18"d. When it comes to most 15's the bigger the box, the better.

          My suggestion? OK!

          Pick up a Dayton PF385 woofer

          Use the same dimensions I gave you above, which is a fairly standard sized cab, and build it out of 3/4" plywood. Put a 6" port in the front or back, your choice (I prefer front-ported cabs) and cut the port 2.75" long.
          This speaker in that cab will get you down to about 50hz flat, with an f3 of about 40hz. Nice low B response, pretty loud, too.
          I'd avoid building a sealed 15", simply because your not going to get the low end thump you're probably looking for. It'll fart out on you on an open E, and it won't get as loud as you'll want it. A tuned ported design is going to give you FAR better low end extension.

          Here's the one I built:

          C7
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Crescent Seven


            Here's the one I built:

            C7


            GHETTO!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ToeJamFootball


              GHETTO!


              Eat a dick.

              Subliminal aggression - C7 has it. -Incubitabus

              One time my gig bag and everything in it mysteriously got covered in urine while it was in my home. I want to blame the cats but my wife is crazy sometimes. -Davedblyoo


              C7... HCBF's resident pompous dick with a claw hammer. -Hearafter
              Winner!! T-Broom's Inaugural HCBF Funny MF Award 10/6/06
              Winner!! Thumper's 'HCBF Gutter Poet' Award 6/17/07

              "Oh my god...C7 You are so rock and roll, it's not even funny." -bassgirl9

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Crescent Seven


                Eat a dick.



                aww i only kid

                nice bass!, but whats that thing on the left??

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ToeJamFootball


                  aww i only kid

                  nice bass!, but whats that thing on the left??



                  That thing on the left is my rig's punching bag/tackling dummy.


                  Oh, and I forgot to mention. I played this cab for about 9 months with no bracing or foam in it, and it sounded pretty good. I decided to brace the baffle to the back and the top to the bottom, in the center of each aspect, or as close as possible. It made a WORLD of difference in tightening up my low mids.
                  C7
                  Subliminal aggression - C7 has it. -Incubitabus

                  One time my gig bag and everything in it mysteriously got covered in urine while it was in my home. I want to blame the cats but my wife is crazy sometimes. -Davedblyoo


                  C7... HCBF's resident pompous dick with a claw hammer. -Hearafter
                  Winner!! T-Broom's Inaugural HCBF Funny MF Award 10/6/06
                  Winner!! Thumper's 'HCBF Gutter Poet' Award 6/17/07

                  "Oh my god...C7 You are so rock and roll, it's not even funny." -bassgirl9

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Crescent Seven
                    I recommend going with a ported design. I built a very good When it comes to most 15's the bigger the box, the better.




                    I agree - my 115 is a cab made by Paradise Soundworks many years ago, and it puts out more sound than any other 115 I've ever heard - coincidely, it's the largest 115 I've ever seen, as well... Loaded with a 15" Black Widow, this thing flat out kicks ass - paired up with my 410 TXF, and it breaks stuff, and makes guitarists cry - hahaha!!!



                    - georgestrings

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by georgestrings



                      I agree - my 115 is a cab made by Paradise Soundworks many years ago, and it puts out more sound than any other 115 I've ever heard - coincidely, it's the largest 115 I've ever seen, as well... Loaded with a 15" Black Widow, this thing flat out kicks ass - paired up with my 410 TXF, and it breaks stuff, and makes guitarists cry - hahaha!!!



                      - georgestrings


                      I think alot of people want to build a 1x15 as a compact cab, but then they want it to be loud and low as well. I wanted these things when I decided to build mine, but was shown the Light and the Way.
                      C7
                      Subliminal aggression - C7 has it. -Incubitabus

                      One time my gig bag and everything in it mysteriously got covered in urine while it was in my home. I want to blame the cats but my wife is crazy sometimes. -Davedblyoo


                      C7... HCBF's resident pompous dick with a claw hammer. -Hearafter
                      Winner!! T-Broom's Inaugural HCBF Funny MF Award 10/6/06
                      Winner!! Thumper's 'HCBF Gutter Poet' Award 6/17/07

                      "Oh my god...C7 You are so rock and roll, it's not even funny." -bassgirl9

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                      • #12
                        Wow, 6" Port tube. Would two 3" Port tubes work OK?

                        What's to stop some little pussy from climbing in there and taking a nap?

                        If you dimed the amp and popped an open B, the damn cab would be full of fur and cat piss!

                        It is impossible to remove the smell of cat piss and it is the most corrosive naturally occuring substance known to man.

                        Which means you need to coat the cab interior with polyurethane.
                        But how can you protect the driver?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by walkerci
                          Wow, 6" Port tube. Would two 3" Port tubes work OK?

                          What's to stop some little pussy from climbing in there and taking a nap?

                          If you dimed the amp and popped an open B, the damn cab would be full of fur and cat piss!

                          It is impossible to remove the smell of cat piss and it is the most corrosive naturally occuring substance known to man.

                          Which means you need to coat the cab interior with polyurethane.
                          But how can you protect the driver?


                          You can use smaller ports but they are more prone to port noise. If you don't want a critter in your cab, put a small bar across the port in the back...
                          C7
                          Subliminal aggression - C7 has it. -Incubitabus

                          One time my gig bag and everything in it mysteriously got covered in urine while it was in my home. I want to blame the cats but my wife is crazy sometimes. -Davedblyoo


                          C7... HCBF's resident pompous dick with a claw hammer. -Hearafter
                          Winner!! T-Broom's Inaugural HCBF Funny MF Award 10/6/06
                          Winner!! Thumper's 'HCBF Gutter Poet' Award 6/17/07

                          "Oh my god...C7 You are so rock and roll, it's not even funny." -bassgirl9

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ToeJamFootball


                            GHETTO!


                            I'd say 'ghetto' too, but in a "Da-yum, that's a nice pimped-out '73 El Dorado ragtop you got there, hommes" kinda way.

                            So, 'ghetto' as in kinda gaudy but very, very nice.
                            Matt

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Crescent Seven
                              I recommend going with a ported design. I built a very good 15" cab with a Peavey Scorpion 15" and a 6" front port. Pretty punchy considering that speaker isn't the greatest bass guitar speaker available.

                              My box is 27"t x 26"w x 18"d. When it comes to most 15's the bigger the box, the better.

                              My suggestion? OK!

                              Pick up a Dayton PF385 woofer

                              Use the same dimensions I gave you above, which is a fairly standard sized cab, and build it out of 3/4" plywood. Put a 6" port in the front or back, your choice (I prefer front-ported cabs) and cut the port 2.75" long.
                              This speaker in that cab will get you down to about 50hz flat, with an f3 of about 40hz. Nice low B response, pretty loud, too.
                              I'd avoid building a sealed 15", simply because your not going to get the low end thump you're probably looking for. It'll fart out on you on an open E, and it won't get as loud as you'll want it. A tuned ported design is going to give you FAR better low end extension.

                              Here's the one I built:

                              C7


                              That'd be sweet if you wore a bowling shirt to match your cab!
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