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    Mojo's Minions JB_From_Hell's Avatar
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    Default Micro Dark/Building a cab

    My wife's cousin wanted to get into electric guitar, and I wound up selling him a great little Peavey starter set (my old USA Predator and a Vypyr 15) for $150. The following day, I impulse bought an Orange Micro Dark with matching 8" cabinet. Seemed like it'd be a good replacement for the Vypyr, since I've been leaning on a PODxt for most of my tones, it would be easier to run into the FX return.

    Turns out, this laughably small hybrid amp is awesome. The Micro Dark is now my main tone, and I'm using the POD in the loop for EQ, and effects. I need a bigger cabinet, and think I'd like to build a 2X12.

    I'm planning on using wood from an old church pew, and using the red upholstery from the bench to cover it. Kinda goofy, but I think it'll look cool and different. I know people typically use plywood, but I already have this, plus it's probably 50 or 60 years old, and seems like much better quality than I could buy.

    Is there going to be any benefit to doing fancy joints, or will screwed & glued tight butt joints work fine? Most of the guides say start off with an open back for simplicity's sake, but would it be that much more difficult to do a half-sealed with a removable section?

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    Default Re: Micro Dark/Building a cab

    If you make it tight enough to never rattle, it will sound fine. Look into a pair of Cannabis Rex speakers...they're ridonculous with the MD.
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    Default Re: Micro Dark/Building a cab

    Wound up getting a deal on an Eminence Legend. Gonna start there and maybe build another cab for a Cannabis Rex.

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