What's on your work bench?

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Pretty much done.
Learned from so many mistakes with this. It looks pretty nice and clean over all but I know every little mess up that I made and it annoys me. Will finish the wire up and crank it. This is the first cab I've ever made. Cool experience.
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dayl wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:45 pm Pretty much done.
Learned from so many mistakes with this. It looks pretty nice and clean over all but I know every little mess up that I made and it annoys me. Will finish the wire up and crank it. This is the first cab I've ever made. Cool experience.

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Well done! The trick is to always make two. The second one avoids all the mistakes in the first.
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tolex and metal corners hide a multitude of sins.

I'm always proud to not use corners for that reason ;) still make the odd fuck up though.
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Corners are hard.
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Slowy wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:06 am

Well done! The trick is to always make two. The second one avoids all the mistakes in the first.

That's great advice! 2x12 next up.

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Bg wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:01 am tolex and metal corners hide a multitude of sins.

I'm always proud to not use corners for that reason ;) still make the odd fuck up though.
Yep, even with the guidance of our upholsterer, I still fudged them.... and then realized it didn't account for the fabric when buying the corners.

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dayl wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:55 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:01 am tolex and metal corners hide a multitude of sins.

I'm always proud to not use corners for that reason ;) still make the odd fuck up though.
Yep, even with the guidance of our upholsterer, I still fudged them.... and then realized it didn't account for the fabric when buying the corners.
practice makes perfect, and if you're only making one or two cabs - its not really practice!

After about 400 corners, I still stuff up at times.
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Bg wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:57 pm
dayl wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:55 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:01 am tolex and metal corners hide a multitude of sins.

I'm always proud to not use corners for that reason ;) still make the odd fuck up though.
Yep, even with the guidance of our upholsterer, I still fudged them.... and then realized it didn't account for the fabric when buying the corners.
practice makes perfect, and if you're only making one or two cabs - its not really practice!

After about 400 corners, I still stuff up at times.
Man, it's rough, I got taught about overlapping corners and cutting before glue and cut myself a couple times. Was easy fabric too.

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Wired up and plugged in for the very first time. I'm happy so here is a final happy picture.

Fully enclosed and running a basic Celestion G12M-70, it pairs up with my Valvestate VS100 really well. I know that combo will crack people up but it's a 90's thrash/death metal thing I've been working on :D

Happy as! All the annoying bits have been forgotten... that's what music does huh.
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dayl wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:58 pm Wired up and plugged in for the very first time. I'm happy so here is a final happy picture.

Fully enclosed and running a basic Celestion G12M-70, it pairs up with my Valvestate VS100 really well. I know that combo will crack people up but it's a 90's thrash/death metal thing I've been working on :D

Happy as! All the annoying bits have been forgotten... that's what music does huh.
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Unironically, Wayne Static had an immense guitar tone and that was all vs100 heads.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:09 am

Unironically, Wayne Static had an immense guitar tone and that was all vs100 heads.
Yeah man! Wayne had the tightest riffs too. The vs100 is almost identical or pretty close to the 8100 used by Chuck Schuldiner used in Death.

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dayl wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:48 am
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:09 am

Unironically, Wayne Static had an immense guitar tone and that was all vs100 heads.
Yeah man! Wayne had the tightest riffs too. The vs100 is almost identical or pretty close to the 8100 used by Chuck Schuldiner used in Death.
Yeah I know, I just wanted to give Wayne some props after I was listening to Machine at the gym and pulling a stink face on account of the chugs. His voice on Anything but This is awesome.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:55 am
dayl wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:48 am
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:09 am

Unironically, Wayne Static had an immense guitar tone and that was all vs100 heads.
Yeah man! Wayne had the tightest riffs too. The vs100 is almost identical or pretty close to the 8100 used by Chuck Schuldiner used in Death.
Yeah I know, I just wanted to give Wayne some props after I was listening to Machine at the gym and pulling a stink face on account of the chugs. His voice on Anything but This is awesome.
The band my band in the UK used to follow around (we were their default support band) had VS100s, they had monster live tone. My band was an early adopter of 5150s for death metal and we certainly weren't showing them up.
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NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:55 am
dayl wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:48 am
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:09 am

Unironically, Wayne Static had an immense guitar tone and that was all vs100 heads.
Yeah man! Wayne had the tightest riffs too. The vs100 is almost identical or pretty close to the 8100 used by Chuck Schuldiner used in Death.
Yeah I know, I just wanted to give Wayne some props after I was listening to Machine at the gym and pulling a stink face on account of the chugs. His voice on Anything but This is awesome.
Good you mentioned it. Static X added to weekend Playlist.

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Finally found the time to look inside the Yamaha. I think a fresh set of CTS pots and a new switch are in the near future.

Explaining the string:

The nylon thingy on the switch had worn down too much to separate the terminals. I managed to slide it up the shaft enough to work, but it wouldn't stay there. The string, pulled tight round the shaft and wet with superglue worked perfectly to hold it in place. I intended to use linen thread, the coarse string just being proof of concept, but I couldn't find it and ran out of patience. I console myself it's invisible, I'm going to replace the switch anyway and it works!

This is the first time I've heard its voice clearly. Jay says the two pickups are the same but there's more weight and volume from the neck. Sweet toned instrument if you don't want chug'n'roar.

And although they don't appear so in the photo, the pots are small; like you get in cheapo electrics.

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