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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jazomir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2019 at 11:41am
Plywood manufacturers, like nearly all timber producers in northern Europe , are environmentally responsible and regularly advertise the fact that they plant several trees for every one they cut down. Many also use environmentally friendly glues in their manufacturing processes so from these aspects the products are very eco friendly but obviously you have the environmental impact of  production (many factories generate power using waste wood and/or solar power) and transport to add to the equation. Some manufacturers claim 0% waste wood from their factories - so, overall quie a nice eco business. That should not stop people re-usind it upcycling wood products though - 'cos every little helps. Now, about converting those old 4560s into planters for the garden.....!
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I don't think that it is so much about the wood. Birch trees grow pretty thick and fast. It's the tropical woods that are in danger. I.E bubinga, Teak,Mahogany, Green heart ect the list goes on. Thease woods arn't used in ply. Surprisingly alot went into railway sleepers. Such a waste. What cocerns me is all that plastic and frp. Horns ect. How many people here think about the micro waste from sanding all that frp and old warnex? Wood just rots and returns to the enviroment. Plastic however! Paint is plastic by the way.

Sorry to rant good subject JBL man.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mikkel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2019 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Originally posted by Mikkel Mikkel wrote:

Madboffin - what brands would you recommend for this type of thing? I was think along similar lines not long back but have no idea what makes/models were decent 20/30 years ago. Crap wood and glue is still crap wood and glue no matter when and where its from.



The quality ones...vintage Martin Audio, ASS, Mega, Tasco-Harwell are a few of the names, also vintage Turbosound can be bought for sensible prices nowdays.

Just assume you are buying an empty cabinet, as any 30-year old drivers inside will be either dead or dying,and repair, sand and re-finish the cabs,and load with new or reconed drivers to suit.

Wherever possible i would replace any old woodscrews/fittings with new ones too.

The result will be a cabinet that is every bit as good and as solid as a new one.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Majestic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 10:37am
Good post. I was about to build new cabs but will look for used ones unloaded if anyone has any spare
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Plaguesguitarist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 11:12am
I've recycled and upcycled many cabs over the years. 

A good paint job or re-carpeting can be as satisfying as a fresh build.  Plus a lot of the older boxes sounded better when properly loaded than some of the crap out there now and are well worth reviving.

Probably why you don't see many Branded unloaded boxes on Ebay/Rig Resale sites.  People do re-use them.  There's a lot of shit on there though that isn't worth the effort... LOL




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If anyone would like to shift on a decent pair of 15" reflex subs.... hit me up! unloaded is fine as I have some luuuurvly ATC long coils waiting to be used! Must be solid, but happy to do some painting Smile

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