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What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« on: July 20, 2006, 04:19:21 PM »
I'm building an LM3875 based guitar amplifier but am wondering what I'm going to put it in when I get done.  Ideally, I'd like to put it in some kind of aluminum enclosure and then put that into something like a Mojo 1x12 cabinet.  That option is a bit pricey though.  Any suggestions?

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Re: What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 04:36:34 PM »
You could use a rack mount enclosure for $20 or so then bolt that into a wooden enclosure.
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Re: What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 04:45:09 PM »
I put the amps in old stereo enclosures that no longer work.

Like this one that I have my stereo LM3886 amp in.


I've got another old CD player that's going to house my stereo LM1875 amp.

I use an old guitar amp enclosure for my LM3886 guitar amp. Like this.


I also build simple cabinets. I think the best way though is to recycle old stuff.

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Re: What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 05:08:58 PM »
You could use a rack mount enclosure for $20 or so then bolt that into a wooden enclosure.
Where do you find $20 rack mount enclosures.  Most of the ones I've seen start at $50 and go up from there.

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Re: What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 05:23:58 PM »
My newest amp will be in a really cool rack enclosure that a Peavey 2.6C amp was in. It belonged to the church and they donated it to me when it blew up.

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Re: What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 06:49:21 PM »
I know I've seen rack enclosures for $25 or something at partsexpress before, but I can't find them now.  I did find a rack shelf you could use though:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=262-801

$22 isn't bad.
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Re: What Do You Guys Do for Amplifier Cabinets/Enclosures?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2006, 09:53:40 AM »
I might try to find a cheap, used 1x12 combo of some kind to scavenge from as I need a cabinet as well.