WATKINS DOMINATOR CABINET

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Hey User669, I did check your website, and sent you an email.

Hope you can fill my custom order. I'll tip, I really want one! :D
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I'm interested in the plans, as I'm going to go for an all original cab. I would be interested to see your take on it. Thanks for all the work you've put in, especially for us that aren't buying a cab, but just looking at the plans. Very thoughtful of you to provide the plans for all. Really shows a commitment towards the community.

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Michael, BNP Lasers has a new faceplate that looks like chrome and the letters are black. It is not real chrome but looks the part.

Argus, Thanks for the e-mail.

Chris, Thanks. I hope the have the rest of the information I need to complete the cabinet plans by this weekend.

Everyone that has asked me by e-mail, I will send you a link to the plans when they are done. I will also post a link to the plans in here.
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Well, when I first went to the amp cab website, I had a lousey connection, and the pages didn't load fully. Soooo, after emailing and asking a zillion questions, I revisited the website, it has every detail covered in full, very nice.

Went ahead and ordered one! :D

If it is half as good in person as the photos, I will be very happy indeed! I'll post pics of my custom color choices when it arrives.

Tarzanalog, didn't see you had asked for one before I inquired about going to the "head of the line", didn't mean to squeeze ahead of any fellow forum members.
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argus wrote: Tarzanalog, didn't see you had asked for one before I inquired about going to the "head of the line", didn't mean to squeeze ahead of any fellow forum members.
I guess I owe both of you an apology, because I ordered one a few days ago. 8)
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What amp are you going to put in it? The original Watkins looks too narrow to fit an 18 watt, but I have been assured it will be a go!

My fave thing about the web is being able to find those guys who make specialty stuff. I used to use Vibroworld for my odd requests, but they seem to have vanished. Really happy to have stumbled on this. :D
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argus wrote:What amp are you going to put in it? The original Watkins looks too narrow to fit an 18 watt, but I have been assured it will be a go!

My fave thing about the web is being able to find those guys who make specialty stuff. I used to use Vibroworld for my odd requests, but they seem to have vanished. Really happy to have stumbled on this. :D
I haven't completely decided. Don't care anything about the original Watkins circuit. Probably something with channel switching. :twisted:

The recommended "combo box" chassis from http://www.turretboards.com/Chassis_blank.htm will have no problem holding most if not all versions of the 18 Watt. It measures 20" x 6" x 2.5".
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Okay, for those of you that have been interested in the actual measurements of the dominator cabinet, well I have good news! I was able to get every single detail of the dominators size from Scott at shelf top music in New York. I am working on drawing the cabinet up now. I will have a link for those interested soon!
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Thanks!

Any idea yet, will the cab size be different for those ordering 10" speakers from those order the 12" size? Did the original feature 10's or 12's?
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The originals had two 10" speakers.
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user669 wrote:Okay, for those of you that have been interested in the actual measurements of the dominator cabinet, well I have good news! I was able to get every single detail of the dominators size from Scott at shelf top music in New York. I am working on drawing the cabinet up now. I will have a link for those interested soon!
Cool. Just out of curiosity, was your eyeball guess very far off in any way?
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Mr_dB wrote:
user669 wrote:Okay, for those of you that have been interested in the actual measurements of the dominator cabinet, well I have good news! I was able to get every single detail of the dominators size from Scott at shelf top music in New York. I am working on drawing the cabinet up now. I will have a link for those interested soon!
Cool. Just out of curiosity, was your eyeball guess very far off in any way?
Nope not much at all, I was 1 7/8" off on how wide the cabinet is which I was aiming on making mine just big enough to fit 12 inch speakers. Oh and the thickness of the wood in some spots I was wrong. The Dominator used ALL 3/8" ply. I used 1/2" for the top and bottom and the sides and 3/8" on the V front and baffles. The Dominator used all butt joints with supports on the inside. I used dovetails on the sides and small supports on the inside.

The cabinet size that I made was the 24" wide in the back and I am going to stick with that so I can offer the 12" speaker option and if someone would like 10" speakers I can put it is the same cabinet. OR maybe someone would want both which all they would need to do is switch out the baffles with the other size.

If anyone ever asked for one made just like how the original I would have no problems with that. But it would never be able to fit 12" speakers in it.
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User669, I'm glad that Top Shelf came through for you.

I've met the guys a couple of times at the bi-annual music swap meet here and they've always seemed very willing to help.
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Hello,

I have the dimensions for the Dominator now on my site.

http://www.ampcabco.com/building-guide.htm


I am still working on the plans but the basic size, etc are posted.

Yes, soon all the info will be available!
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This is coming along nicely.

To cut the channel for piping, do you use a router or run the cabinet through a saw?
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