Without further ado, i present to you the Beginnings of my new 4x12 cabinet design. Here you shall the see entire step by step process of this build, from simple sheets of plywood to fully functional Front AND Rear Loadable 4x12 guitar speaker cab.
Before i post the first pic, I'd like to once again go over the specs of this 4x12 so all will know how this cab will stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Measurements: 30in H x 29in W x 15in D
Casters, Rubber feet, all steel handles
Rhino Lining (Tour Guard, comes in different colours for more custom options)
Mono (stereo switch and option will come with future models if i know demand is there)
Stereo Separator inside cabinet, will be the height and depth of the inside of the cab, making it also more rigid, which translates to tighter bass response
Removable back cover and removable perforated steel front grill, making for the big idea of this cabinet...
Front AND Rear loadable, mount your speakers in either front or rear loaded configuration, or any combination thereof (i.e. X patterned speakers with one set front and the other rear loaded, stereo left rear loaded, stereo right front loaded or vice versa, top front loaded and bottom rear loaded or vice versa) many crazy options for configuring the speaker orientation. your imagination is the limit.
these cabinets will come with everything a 4x12 has, but for now i will only offer these unloaded, as buying the speakers for you retail and installing them will cost you more money. As time goes on and i see more demand for these speaker cabs, i will indeed gun for a speaker endorsement to offer you speakers at a more reasonable price. this also allows you to just direct install any speakers you have or want in them without having to remove or sell the ones already in the cab, and a sale of those speakers would come at a loss anyhow.
so without further ado
i went to the supplier for these parts, was a little pissed when i found out they don't do pre-made jack plates, and the recessed plates they do have are zinc coated (silver colour) with no holes
regardless this is what i have so far for parts
4 rubber feet 1-1/2" dia x 3/4" high with steel insert for extra fixing strength, and 2 Steel handles textured black
Again, I don't really see what you hope to gain with allowing front and rear-loading because it removes the primary benefit of front-loading a cab (rigidity on the rear panel, less bracing required for stiffness and thus lighter weight.)
The internal construction means it should sound more like 2 2x12s rather than a 4x12 (which can be good or bad depending on your goals) and will likely be a bit heavier than usual. It's also how the Ampeg 8x10s are built (except with four 2x10 enclosures stacked, essentially.)
Nevertheless, I look forward to seeing and hearing results. I hope you prove me wrong.