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Author Topic: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project  (Read 15457 times)

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fithers

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Re: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 03:00:01 pm »

hey greg!  my dad and I are building one right now and i'm wondering how much tolex i'm going to need.  how much did you get?
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Re: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 03:09:51 pm »

I got 3 yds,  54" wide

I only wanted one seam (on the bottom)
There was enough to take the back section out if you ran the long dimension (of the back) parallel to the (sides) wrap around piece. Plus a chunk left over for "the future"

You want plenty of width for the sides. As careful as I was to get the tolex parallel with the sides it still wandered off by the time I went all the way around.
It's way easier to cut off the excess than to glue more on because you shorted yourself  :-)

I'd cut it even wider if I were to do it again.
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Re: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2011, 03:28:14 pm »

cool thanks man!
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Re: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2011, 03:30:06 pm »

also, how did you handle the seam?
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Re: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2011, 03:41:46 pm »

Since it was on the bottom I just did a lap seam, not a but seam. But since I was using casters I put the seam under caster mounting plates and had the plates run front to back. I used a new razor blade and a cutting board and a straight edge to make I nice straight, clean cut on the visible end.

I went pretty much by this tutorial
http://jam4jmessageboard.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=2378719

I used Tolex that I got from the author of the tutorial
http://www.speakerbuildersupply.com/servlet/the-39/black-Bronco-fdsh-Levant-tolex/Detail

It matches perfectly with the 66 Fender Super Reverb.

I also have enough left over so that if I want to re-cover the 200s head, I have some.


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Re: My 200S Speaker Cabinet Construction Project
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2011, 04:10:26 pm »

awesome thanks for the links!
you got it dude