jnastynebr Posted December 8, 2010 Share Posted December 8, 2010 This is my dilemma: I have a Fender DeVille 212 60 W combo amp that has been heavily modified. I replaced the crappy stock speakers with Celestion G12M 8 OHM speakers. I have truly reached tone heaven with this killer rig, but there is not enough room in the cabinet because the Celestions are larger than the the stock speakers. I am not going to buy another set of speakers, and I will not scrap the amp that I have put so much work into. I should mention that I have never constructed a speaker cabinet, and would rather buy one. The cab is a tight fit for both of the new speakers, but they will squeeze in without the amp. My first thought was to put one of the speakers in the cabinet with the amplifier, and construct or buy a separate 1x12 cabinet for the other speaker. The amplifier is designed like the old Fender models where the unit lays vertically in the back of the cabinet. If I was to build a box and use it as a separate head, the unit would be slender, but almost as tall as the original cabinet because the tubes poke out the bottom. I would also have to make room for the spring reverb assembly, which means to operate as a head, the cabinet would have to be almost as big as it was when it was a combo. These are my options as I see it: 1) Use the original cabinet for the amplifier, reverb, and one speaker, and construct or purchase another cabinet for the second 12. The downfall is that I would need to buy a third cabinet if I ever wanted to run another pair of speakers. 2) Use the original cabinet for the speakers and use the amplifier as a separate head with the reverb unit. The downfall would be that I would have to build a cabinet, and it would be awkwardly tall, and possibly as large as the original combo cab. 3) Use the original cab for the amp and reverb and buy or build a 4X12 cab and run it separately with the 2 speakers. That way if I wanted to run another pair later, I would be ready to go. 4) Find a way to extend the back of the cabinet 3 inches and keep it as a combo amp (this is how I would prefer to do it, but searches have not turned up any design ideas). If anyone has any ideas or experience in this dilemma, I would appreciate it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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