Build a Twin Reverb cabinet

Some years ago I had to build a Twin Reverb cabinet for myself. Unfortunately they weren’t as much available as they are today. And I wanted to use a good quality wood. As the drawings were not available at the time I had to deduct it from pictures and the chassis of a Super Six amplifier (which is exactly the same btw.).

So let’s start with the drawing:

You can download it here Cabinet.

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Then comes the wood selection process. The originals used Solid Yellow Pine which was one of the cheaper kind of woods then. Now it is not. I paid about 80 euro’s for the wood. So be it.

Next the cutting process. And by studying and when I got the chance some measuring as well :), the wood was cut, and roughly sanded. Save any saw dust or wood cutting dust. Using white woodworking glue you can make a filler with the same color.


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As I hate using screws if there is another alternative, I use dowels to extend the strenght in the corners.  First glue the sides square. Let it dry for 24 hours and then drill holes for about 5-6 cm. Then fill it with glue. Hit the dowels in and let it dry for another 24 hours.

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While the glue is drying you can make the baffle. I used 12mm birch high quality plywood for this.

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When the glue has dried, time to finish the cabinet. Cut off excess dowels, sanding, rounding corners etc.

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And last but not least 🙂 Tolex it and put the grill cloth on.

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  1. alder schreef:

    Hi Nico, you did an excellent job with that cab!
    I found your drawings very helpful, and i will use them along with other “internet wisdom” to re-build the cab from a “chopped” 1973 ProReverb i got. Luckily the cabs are identical. I also have a twin reverb which i can also “consult” for measurements, but it doesn’t have a “floating” baffleboard.
    From the pics i can make out that you must have used about 4 screws to mount yours.
    Is that correct? Would i need more mounting points?
    btw, do you experience any rattles or unwanted vibration?
    Thanks in advance,

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