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Jay wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:05 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:01 pm great looking cab :D Nice to see the grille cloth vertical for a change!
I am going to frame this compliment from the cabmeister himself :thumbup:
dude, hard to see the joins so it has to be good
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Bg wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:06 pm
Jay wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:05 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:01 pm great looking cab :D Nice to see the grille cloth vertical for a change!
I am going to frame this compliment from the cabmeister himself :thumbup:
dude, hard to see the joins so it has to be good
What really annoyed me, was the attention to detail I put into cutting the corners' tolex, especially the top two front corners... because they stay visible.
I made sure they overlapped properly before I cut them with the Stanley knife. I glued them and they came out absolutely perfect...

Then after a few months this little gap appeared :evil: Something dried out or I stretched the tolex a bit too much. Nobody would notice unless you have tolexed before, but yeah, perfection is hard to achieve at times. I look at my Fender Princeton and see little imperfections there too :D
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Re: NAD - this time a combo

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Awesome build man! How did you do your faceplate? And the cabinet is absolutely beautiful.

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Marshmallow wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:18 pm Awesome build man! How did you do your faceplate? And the cabinet is absolutely beautiful.
Thanks. Fsceplate was done in CAD and then laser cut by a shop. I would have preferred a metal faceplate but the price was prohibitive.
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Re: NAD - this time a combo

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Jay wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:38 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:06 pm
Jay wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:05 pm

I am going to frame this compliment from the cabmeister himself :thumbup:
dude, hard to see the joins so it has to be good
What really annoyed me, was the attention to detail I put into cutting the corners' tolex, especially the top two front corners... because they stay visible.
I made sure they overlapped properly before I cut them with the Stanley knife. I glued them and they came out absolutely perfect...

Then after a few months this little gap appeared :evil: Something dried out or I stretched the tolex a bit too much. Nobody would notice unless you have tolexed before, but yeah, perfection is hard to achieve at times. I look at my Fender Princeton and see little imperfections there too :D
First cab I tolexed shrank when it dried after a month or two, it ended up with wrinkles all over it. At least it was only a quad....
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: NAD - this time a combo

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Superb work , looks fantastic
You might find it interesting to try a more mid scooped American voiced speaker with it. Also those p90s will drive it pretty hard in terms of break up. Would be interested to hear it with single coils, some spring reverb and a jag/jm. Bet it would sound the business.
Congratulations anyway..your attention to detail from the ground up is why makes your work qute special..
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:50 am Would be interested to hear it with single coils, some spring reverb and a jag/jm.
That's news.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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Nice work….impressed
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:50 am Superb work , looks fantastic
You might find it interesting to try a more mid scooped American voiced speaker with it. Also those p90s will drive it pretty hard in terms of break up. Would be interested to hear it with single coils, some spring reverb and a jag/jm. Bet it would sound the business.
Congratulations anyway..your attention to detail from the ground up is why makes your work qute special..
Kee it up
Thank you Sir.
Any speaker model suggestions? I am speaker illiterate...

You are most welcome to try it out with your gear if that would be possible.
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Re: NAD - this time a combo

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Jay wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 7:47 am
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:50 am Superb work , looks fantastic
You might find it interesting to try a more mid scooped American voiced speaker with it. Also those p90s will drive it pretty hard in terms of break up. Would be interested to hear it with single coils, some spring reverb and a jag/jm. Bet it would sound the business.
Congratulations anyway..your attention to detail from the ground up is why makes your work qute special..
Kee it up
Thank you Sir.
Any speaker model suggestions? I am speaker illiterate...

You are most welcome to try it out with your gear if that would be possible.
Anything american voiced such as a jensen c12n etc

Yep would like to try it fore sure

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Re: NAD - this time a combo

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Bg wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:45 am
Jay wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:38 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:06 pm

dude, hard to see the joins so it has to be good
What really annoyed me, was the attention to detail I put into cutting the corners' tolex, especially the top two front corners... because they stay visible.
I made sure they overlapped properly before I cut them with the Stanley knife. I glued them and they came out absolutely perfect...

Then after a few months this little gap appeared :evil: Something dried out or I stretched the tolex a bit too much. Nobody would notice unless you have tolexed before, but yeah, perfection is hard to achieve at times. I look at my Fender Princeton and see little imperfections there too :D
First cab I tolexed shrank when it dried after a month or two, it ended up with wrinkles all over it. At least it was only a quad....
Might have to get all my amps rehoused when I get back. Where do you source your tolex? Only have a black brown or green in Japan haha

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Re: NAD - this time a combo

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I usually get mine from the states/europe. Locally livesound, expensive though
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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