WATKINS DOMINATOR CABINET

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Over many years of selling everything from stuff to things, I've learned that options, options, options are a businessman's best friend. If someone wants Clemson orange mixed with Georgia Tech gold, with a cane grill, it's an option! Pay more, get something different. You make a bit of profit if done right. And you have a bunch of happy customers.

I'll bet that if you offered just the raw cabs there would be several folks out there who would provide tolex services in many different colors and styles. 8)
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So, are the dimensions exactly the same as the original Dominator? I remember you said you were just eyeballing it at first. Did you ever get the exact dimensions? I'm with Mr_dB on this one, keeping it just like the original would be nice. If you have the dimensions and angles, I would be interested to see what they are. How does it sound anyways? With those offset speakers, does it leave the middle sound stage somewhat empty in larger rooms? Thanks,

Chris

Also, where did you get the gold braces that are outside the grill cloth? Very cool.
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Hey Chris,
I have been working my butt off e-mailing folks all around the world about the dimensions of this cabinet and I almost have all of them. I am missing the size of the front two square cutouts height and width. So I am waiting to hear back from someone about that.

The room that I tested the cabinet out in was about 20 X 20 with the cabinet about 5 ft from the rear wall and centered. I stood 10 feet directly in front of the cabinet and it sounded as if you were standing 2ft to the side of a normal amp and standing a little to the side sounded like you are standing in front of a normal amp. There is not an area that is low vol. but you can hear a slight difference. It filled up the room pretty good. I also removed the back and this allowed more mids to come out and it seemed louder to me. (but just in the slightest)

Maybe someone would like to demo the next one I build so everyone can have a more independent review :D
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Put me on the list for one of those...
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user669 wrote:Hey Chris,
I have been working my butt off e-mailing folks all around the world about the dimensions of this cabinet and I almost have all of them. I am missing the size of the front two square cutouts height and width. So I am waiting to hear back from someone about that.

The room that I tested the cabinet out in was about 20 X 20 with the cabinet about 5 ft from the rear wall and centered. I stood 10 feet directly in front of the cabinet and it sounded as if you were standing 2ft to the side of a normal amp and standing a little to the side sounded like you are standing in front of a normal amp. There is not an area that is low vol. but you can hear a slight difference. It filled up the room pretty good. I also removed the back and this allowed more mids to come out and it seemed louder to me. (but just in the slightest)

Maybe someone would like to demo the next one I build so everyone can have a more independent review :D
I would love to demo one, I would also be interested in what you think of a 2x10 vs the 2x12 versions. Really cool you have this thing almost nailed to the original specs too. I would LOVE to see a drawing of all the dimensions........I've been longing for a Dominator cab for my next build.....
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User669, SELL ME A 2X12 DOMINATOR CAB, PLEASE!!!

Even the shell without tolex, or covered with your logo, whatever, I want that shape for a Ceriatone 18 watt TMB combo amp! I've been putting off getting an 18 wt (do have a Ceriatone DC30 already), as I couldn't decide on the box. You have solved that problem for me!

I'll pay extra to go to the head of the waiting list, I really want that! Do you have a website?
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argus wrote:User669, SELL ME A 2X12 DOMINATOR CAB, PLEASE!!!

Even the shell without tolex, or covered with your logo, whatever, I want that shape for a Ceriatone 18 watt TMB combo amp! I've been putting off getting an 18 wt (do have a Ceriatone DC30 already), as I couldn't decide on the box. You have solved that problem for me!

I'll pay extra to go to the head of the waiting list, I really want that! Do you have a website?
Try the "www" at the bottom of his posts.... :wink:
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Thanks Chriswu101!

I saw the company name, but didn't notice the "www", :idea: . Guess I only had eyes for the cabby :D !

I predict a cool retro looking 18 wt 2x12 in my future! :D :D :D :!:
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user669 wrote:I have been working my butt off e-mailing folks all around the world about the dimensions of this cabinet and I almost have all of them. I am missing the size of the front two square cutouts height and width. So I am waiting to hear back from someone about that...
Maybe someone would like to demo the next one I build so everyone can have a more independent review :D
Mike,

I found another place that has dominators:

http://www.ampaholics.org.uk/watkins_photo.htm

Contact them if you haven't already. Maybe they could help with the other dimensions you need.

Please PM me on the demo gig! I'd also like to buy one of the shells to cover myself.
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Argus: Glad to see you are excited about the cabinet! Last week I had food delivered here and this British guy maybe in his 50's brought the food and he saw the cabinet and started freaking out! "Is THAT a WATKINS DOMINATOR!" I had to tell him It was a copy I made and he told me it looks better then the ugly colors that the original he had was. He also said he bought his new at 48 pounds.

Chris: As soon as I have all the specs I will draw up some plans and post them on my site. I have the option to pick your speaker size 10" or 12" on my site.

If anyone is interested in this cabinet you can e-mail me (I'm a nice guy, I don't bite :)) and let me know. I am interested to see how many people are and how many would like the plans to build it.

Tarzanalog: I have a e-mail off to them too so I just have to play the waiting game.
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I wouldn't count on much from Ampaholics, their web site is ancient and I don't know if they're even still in business. They certainly don't bother to update their "For Sale" inventory, which seems to date from 2002-2003.
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Which chassis fits this cab?

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Hi Mike,

Which chassis on Turretboards.com fits this cab? Just ordered one of your cabs. :D

Thanks,
Michael
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Mr_dB wrote:I wouldn't count on much from Ampaholics, their web site is ancient and I don't know if they're even still in business. They certainly don't bother to update their "For Sale" inventory, which seems to date from 2002-2003.
Yeah, I got that feeling too... But I have a guy in Cal. that I have been talking to who has one for sale and will send me the information I need.
But I did have to bribe him to do it.

Michael, Thanks! It is the combo chassis. I think I had a photo of it in one of my posts.
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user669 wrote: Michael, Thanks! It is the combo chassis. I think I had a photo of it in one of my posts.

My pleasure. Can't wait. Am I one of your first orders? Just curious.

Thanks again,
Michael 8)
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Chrome faceplates?

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Does anyone know a source for an etched chrome faceplate?

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