So here's a strange Idea I have.
I've been trying to sell my Peavey 412MS cab (haven't been trying very hard) but it's basically purely made for metal. It's a large heavy kick ass beat up 4x12 with a metal mesh grille.
Thing is, I think there's about 0% chance that I'm going to start up another gigging metal band; I just have no interest. And the thing is huge and eating up space in my garage.
However, I could definitely see it working in my music studio if it were instead a 2x12 slant that I could set my Axe-Fx rack on. I would probably sell my Atomic FR cab and that little Rocktron 1x12 cab too.
From a design standpoint, do you guys think I could get away with turning this thing into a Road King-style 2x12 that has one side open, and keeps the handles where they are and with the casters still installed?
I figure if I remove the tolex and essentially saw the bottom half off, I can leave the handles intact and re-attach the base board with casters to the bottom of the cab. The question is how to properly rebuild the bottom of the cabinet so that it is "as new" and not resonant - I wouldn't want to create a crappy sounding cab.
What do you guys think?
Construct or buy a 2x12 cabinet and load your 2 best drivers. Very few people would have the skills/tools necessary to cut that cab down and get it fitting right. Ask yourself, do you? I know I don't. I bought an unloaded 2x12 for my conversion. Couldn't be happier. I am of the opinion that 2x12s sound better (less boomy) than 4x12 when recording. You will want to get the 2x12 off the floor however. Doesn't sound good at your feet.