#100016  by JustinJohn
 Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:59 pm
Got my head cabinet today - made by Mojotone (Link Here)

I'm very impressed with the construction - it's bulletproof! Everything is well fitted, tolex is beautiful, hardware perfect, solid internal bracing, even has that new-car smell!

All in all a really, really tight package. Kudos to Mojotone! (my speaker cab should be here in a week or so - I'll update this then.)

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 #100473  by JustinJohn
 Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:42 am
Got my 2x12 speaker cab!

Made by SSP. I couldn't be happier. =)

PICS:
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Empty cabinet

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Rear view

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Loaded!(reconed E120 on bottom)

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Wired up

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Wooden Front Cover

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Front grill cover

Next I'm gonna be drilling the head cab for my Twin Reverb's Head, mounting it all up, mounting the reverb tank, etc.

More as it happens...
 #100503  by JustinJohn
 Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:51 am
And the finished product!!

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First, I pulled out all the tubes (noting all positions) and safely removed the chassis from the old twin cab, along with the reverb tank. Then I turned the empty, old Twin cab upside-down and positioned it exactly squarely on top of the new smaller twin-head cab. I used a level to line it up perfectly on all sides as a jig to drill the new holes to mount the chassis in the new cab. Worked like a charm - surprisingly accurate (lucky?)...

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While inverted, I slid the chassis into the new head-cab. The weight is lopsided, wonky, little movements at a time did the trick. Previously I had mounted the reverb tank as far towards the front of the head-cab as I could - there's about a 1" gap between the reverb tank and the 6L6 tubes (will this be a problem?). Of concern was the condition of the reverb tank cables - they are old, almost calcified. I took care to wrap and mount them snugly (but not too snug) out of the way with minimum wiggle room. Sealed it all up finished.

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...And the first test run was a smashing success! ...Whew.... The first time having used my new pine 2x12 cabinet - Immediately of note was the change of my guitar tone. There is a distinct improvement in the "presence" of the sound - I have gained back a TON of high-mids and crispness that I didn't even know I was missing. The improvement is drastic.

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I finished this project after midnight so I didn't get a chance to really crank it up (neighbors...) - Ill be doing so tomorrow - I'll upload a video!

=)
 #100506  by Tennessee Jedi
 Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:43 am
Hey Justin
Great project and pics - looks great
Question - does the spring reverb sound the same now that its on its side ? I was wondering about if I ever go your route.
Nice looking rig you have !
:-)
 #100507  by JustinJohn
 Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:20 am
Heya Jedi!

I don't notice any difference in the sound of the reverb while using it on it's side. With that said, I haven't turned the volume up to my stage volume yet... So if I notice a difference, or anything weird, I'll certainly make note of it here.

=)
 #100509  by Pete B.
 Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:15 am
Nice Job!
:-)

Hey that Reverb Tank does look close to the Power tubes, but if you are pre-amping this to another Amp, you can remove the Power tubes.
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 #100511  by tigerstrat
 Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:41 am
very compact head! It's almost like a DSR in a regular Dual Showman head cab.... splitting the difference , perhaps.
 #100607  by JustinJohn
 Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:16 pm
@ Tennessee Jedi

So I cranked it up pretty good today and yea, the reverb was acting funny. It was feeding back a distinct "G" pitch behind everything I was playing. So I placed the head flat horizontal, and it didn't do it. Just for the sake of trying I put the head vertical on the opposite side of the speaker; lo and behold - it doesn't feed back! So now I'm rockin full stage volume with the head on the left side of the speaker (power indicator light up - same side Jerry's was laying on) and it seems to be fine... So far.

Go figure!
 #100642  by Jon S.
 Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:03 pm
Happiness is an SSP 2X12. Enjoy yours! :smile:

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 #100650  by PaulJay
 Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:29 am
Hey Justin, Your playing and rig sounds great. What brand pick-ups are you using?
Thanks ,Paul