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1) Anyone know of a source for speaker magnet covers? I want 3 black back covers.

2) Anyone familiar with a guitar 4x12 that is shaped like this bass cab? I'm wondering what it sounds like.

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Im sure the smaller builders will stagger speakers for you. I assume it will sound very close to a 612. Basically you'll hear it a bit better haha.
 

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Im sure the smaller builders will stagger speakers for you. I assume it will sound very close to a 612. Basically you'll hear it a bit better haha.
That's what I'm figuring. Derek Bell already made the cabs for both of my Morris', so I was thinking about getting him to do it unless there's some smaller more local builders that would help.
 

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1) Anyone know of a source for speaker magnet covers? I want 3 black back covers.

2) Anyone familiar with a guitar 4x12 that is shaped like this bass cab? I'm wondering what it sounds like.

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1) generic bell covers have been avalable but as mentionned above, won't fit most speakers (nothing with a vented voice coil, such as JBL or EV ) - they typically require a tapped hole in the middle of the magnet to screw them on. Check with speaker and speaker part suppliers, such as Weber and Parts Express.

2) Plenty (I am a fan). See tall style british 4x12s from the 60s (Marshall), as well as a few eras of Sunn, and even the 4x12 offerred by Riviera [sic] (Pepco) which was litterally the same cab as the 6x10, but with different baffle cutouts.

Depending on the specimen in particular, they tend to have a larger cab volume than 'normal' config 4x12s. This means more internal volume and, with the right speakers, deeper bass response. You could obtain a similar effect by stuffing a standard 4x12 (they are usually empty; I recommend at least lining the walls at the very least to reduce internal reflections and standing waves). Exceptions to stuffing include Hiwatts and later era Sunns, and any other ported 4x12s (line them but never stuff; the Sunns came lined; I wish other manufacturers payed attention to that detail).

Because they are larger they work better as bass 4x12s (even with the same guitar speakers). Even more so if you stuff them. I took my Riviera and loaded it with 2 JBLs and 2 Faitals, and stuffed it; brilliant as a dual use 4x12.











I am sure other (especially British) makers dd them too, probably the odd vintage Hiwatt, or Orange/Green/Matamp; probably WEM as well. On the American side of things (besides Sunn) I think Emperor did some.
 
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