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Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-05-09 11:46:00

I have built several head cabs and speaker cabs for myself and others but wasn't able to post pics at the time as requested by some on this forum so I've started a new project and I am taking pictures as I go along. The pics can be found here http://riversideguitardave.awardspace.com/flexiii_head_cab_project.htm

DaveJ



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-05-11 18:03:24

I added a couple of additional pics to the FlexIII head and 2x12 cab page on my website for those that are interested...

http://riversideguitardave.awardspace.com/flexiii_head_cab_project.htm



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-06-04 21:02:14

Here it is. The final amp pics with the Flextone III Plus/XL head and both 2x12 cabs. Being the habitual tinkerer that I am I have been swapping speakers again;

2 Eminence Screaming Eagles

1 Eminence Screaming Eagle and 1 Eminence Swamp Thing

2 Eminence Swamp Things 2 Eminence Lynch V12's

2 Eminence Red White and Blues 2 Celestion G12T75's

1 Celestion G12T75 and 1 Eminence Swamp Thing

and every combination of the above.

What did I settle on? My buddy the speaker cab builder suggested I try Warehouse Speakers. After making a few calls and talking to some users I purchased 2 Warehouse Speakers Veteran 30's and 2 ET65's and put one of each in each 2x12 cab. Remember these cabs are stereo so I put the Veteran 30 on the left on the bottom cab and on the right on the top cab. Finally tonal bliss and the price was right too at $65.00 each. There is all the low end grunt you could ask for along with screaming highs if you want to dial them in. It also sounds very big and full. Oh, and it is very loud and cuts through the mix too!  Let me know what you think? Post your replies on the Google FlexFax forum or on the Line6 forum. I monitor both. All-in-all it's been a fun project and I'm totally satisfied with the results. I started these cabs for another local musician who backed out part way through the project so these are what I am using currently. I got a lot of compliments on the tone and standout color combo at last weeks gig.

AmpFinal.jpgAmpFinal-a.jpg



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by s0c9 on 2009-06-05 11:24:55

PRETTY  !!!

*** VERY NICE ***

I could probably use them to replace my PA - in a pinch !! LOL

In all seriousness, they look great and I bet they sound AWESOME.

Excellent job Dave...



OUTSTANDING!
by RussBert on 2009-06-05 21:17:34

Very nice work, Dave.

I have also discovered the WGS speakers, and installed a pair of ETS-65's along with a pair of Veteran 30's in a old MusicMan 4-12 that I re-covered to match my Plexi clone.

here's a pic,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/RussBert/6M45/amps_edited.jpg



Re: OUTSTANDING!
by geodavjenk on 2009-06-06 20:35:22

I had heard of WGS before but had never taken an interest until a buddy of mine that bulds speaker cabs locally told me I should try them. I'm pleasantly surprised. The Veteran 30 seems to have a smoother frequency curve than the Celestion Vintage 30 but has a lot of the same characteristics. The ET65 seems to have a good bottom and top end and sounds a little scooped in the mids. The combination of the 2 really compliment each other. I like your red cabs. They really stand out. That's what I was going for with the lemon yellow I chose. There's a company in Canada called Yelow Cab and I thought they were cool looking but couldn't afford their asking price so I built my own cabs.



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by Zeller on 2009-06-18 08:55:52

hi geo, you did a really good job!!!


i'm getting through the same project for my flextoneIII+, but I don't know how to connect the cabs correctly.

I would use just a 2x12 mono cab, 8 ohm; which speaker out is preferred to avoid damages to my Flex?

ps.:

sorry fo my bad english guys!!



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by spaceatl on 2009-06-18 15:07:28

Wow Dave...That rocks! I love it!



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-06-18 18:56:48

If you're separating the amp into a head and an 8 ohm 2x12 cab use the Left speaker out, although it probably doesn't matter if it is a head with no internal speaker. If it's an 8 ohm mono cab it may have 2 16 ohm speakers inside. It would be worth checking into because you could rewire the cab stereo at 16 ohms per side and it will work with the Flex. You just can't go below 8 ohms. Higher impedence is ok. If you rewire it stereo the stereo effects like the chorus really comes alive. You will also have twice as much power available since both sides of the amp will be driven. Something to think about!

DaveJ



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-06-18 19:02:56

Thanks for the thumbs up spaceatl. This is the 4th one I've built. I actually started it for another local musician but he changed his mind after I had already started the project. I had ordered black tolex but after he dropped out of the project I searched for something different. I found Yellow Cab amps in Canada and liked the color scheme.  I'm also glad I tried the WGS speakers. They rock! I've gotten a lot of compliments from other musicians that have seen and heard it at different venues around town. Hows the SV? Still diggin' it as much as the Flex?



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by Zeller on 2009-06-19 02:30:55

thank you for your reply!

I add some pics of my project...

Messaggio modificato da Zeller

ps

on the right sign there's written on something like: "wearing ear protection is mandatory"



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-06-19 08:40:13

It looks pretty cool. Is that a pic behind the expanded sheet metal?



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by Zeller on 2009-06-20 03:10:43

Hmm, I painted black and yellow the wooden panel, then cut the plastic construction site panel and glued it to the amp...:D

Another little question, how the cab jack have to be soldered? tip + and ring - or the opposite?



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2009-06-22 06:04:57

The positive lug/terminal on the speaker goes to the tip on the jack. The negative lug/terminal goes to the ring/sleeve on the jack.

DaveJ



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by tommazz on 2010-01-14 09:07:17

Very cool Dave!

Do you still have your old empty Flextone III carcase? I am looking to buy one to modify as an extension cabinet. I would love to purchase it from you. I have tried to find a Flextone III extension cabinet w/ (2) 12" speakers, but can't find one.

Tom M



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by geodavjenk on 2010-03-01 10:15:32

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Lots of family issues over the last 9 months. I used the original Flex cab for a homegrown amp project. I built two Weber EL84 45 watt tube amps on the same chassis and put them inside the Flex cab. I built a 2nd matching cab. I run the stereo output of my PODx3 into the two amps. One runs the internal speaker and one runs the external cab. I'm still using the Flex stack for most gigs though. I tend to migrate away and come back and rediscover things about the Flex that were some of the reasons I originally bought it.



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by gilmoreryan on 2011-12-18 19:01:20

too cool man, i was thinking of doing the same to my Flextone III Plus with celestion vintage 30's and G12H-55's



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by gilmoreryan on 2011-12-18 19:25:34

how much would you say a project like this would go for?



Re: Flextone III Head and Speaker Cab Project
by jalifid11 on 2012-08-20 18:02:35

i am thinking of doing the same thing to my 2 Flextone III's i have.. i split my guitar signal into each combo and run different amp configurations together to get an overall tone that I'm pleased with.. to lighten the load, i was thinking of detaching the heads, making an enclosure for each, much like you did, and then make a speaker enclosure that would carry 2 speakers, each one dedicated to each head, since i generally would only mic one speaker from each combo anyway. 

do you have any measurements, lists, blueprints, or anything that could be used to mimic what you had beautifully crafted?




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