Solid Pine with a classic floating baffle allows this cabinet to resonate in harmony with your speakers. Huge warm tones, even at lower volumes!
A word about Vintage Fender Cabinet Construction. Info by Greg Gagliano. (Amp Historian) "From circa 1972 to the early 1980s, the cabinets were no longer made from solid pine boards, but cheaper laminated, multi-piece pine boards. Each side of the cabinet was made from several pieces about three or four inches wide, glued side-to-side, to make up a plank the depth of the cabinet. These laminated cabs were not finger joined, but rabbet joined. The baffle board on these rabbet joined cabinets was mortised into the sides and bottom (i.e. - not removable) to hold the whole thing together. That’s why these post-1972 cabinets have the grill cloth stretched across a frame that is attached by a velcro-like system to the baffle. CBS almost certainly went to this construction method to save money, though at the expense of overall quality."
A floating baffle should be made from ½” or less material and can be attached by only the four corners, as in early Fender tweeds or along two sides, secured in to cleats by screws or bolts. The baffle is not tight to the sides of the cab. This type of baffle resonates in harmony with the speaker(s) as the cabinet or combo is pushed it comes alive and the cabinet becomes part of the tone.
Posted by Marshall Cook on 8th Oct 2013
Start to finish a 5-star experience. Great communication. Efficient process. All materials are top-of-the line. Cabinet design, workmanship, and tone are the best.
Posted by W. Marsh on 5th Apr 2013
After looking for a month to find someone to build me a custom 1x12 cabinet for my vintage Bandmaster head, Paul was the only one I could find who would do it at a reasonable price. Not only that, but he offered free shipping and didn't charge any extra to change the dimensions.
Paul was great with communication. He always answered my emails right away and kept in the touch throughout the build. He even sent me a few pictures before shipping it.
Upon receiving the cab, I was pleasantly surprised at how light it was, even with a speaker in it. Very easy to carry from gig to gig. This cab was exactly what I was looking for. It sounds and looks GREAT. The wood even had and still has that fresh cut smell. Wonderful! If you're looking for a practical, affordable solution to your custom cabinet woes, Rocket Cab is it! After gigging with it for the past few weeks, I am even more pleased and have gotten many compliments on the look and especially the tone of my rig. Very happy!
Posted by Bluzcat on 5th Mar 2013
I ordered this cab on a recommendation from a friend, who like me is a complete tone snob. I got the cab, and it looked great, but was missing one of the options that I had ordered. I emailed Paul and let him know, and he showed why he has a good reputation. He made things right, and then some. It's great to see that there are still some people that put customer service and satisfaction over all else! I equipped the cab with two Warehouse Guitar Speakers 10C/S speakers, and the cab sounds great. Not too boomy, great mids, and crystal clear highs. Can't wait till the speakers are broken in. The craftmanship of the cabinet looks great. I ended up replacing the wiring that ships with it for some higher grade audio cable, but I'm sure the standard cables are good enough for most discriminating ears.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Mar 2012
I love this cab. I have 2 WGS C10/s speakers in there for a 4ohm load at 150W handling capacity. Running a Dual Showman or a Two-Rock (85 – 100 watts) through it.
It sounds huge and takes pedals very well. The cab is lightweight and a perfect high wattage solution without being too big and heavy. Thanks for the good communication and for meeting your quoted lead time.
Posted by E. M. Surgarland TX. on 8th Dec 2011
I Just Love My New (2x10) Rocket Cabinet! Tone, Tone, Tone! Thank You!! Ed
Every Rocket Cab is hand crafted to order. Please allow us 14 days +/- to build your cabinet.