When it doesn't fit anywhere else
 #173411  by lbpesq
 
Hi everyone. I'm really liking my recently acquired SSP 1x12 cab, currently loaded with an old Jensen Neo-100. It has not yet left my home studio and, given the VERY open back nature of the design, I have a little trepidation about something poking the back of the speaker during transportation. Any clever solutions or advice regarding protecting the speaker during transportation would be greatly appreciated.

Bill, tgo
 #173412  by Jon S.
 
I own 2. I can't comment on the back of the cabs (I've never had a concern) but I did order mine with both magnet-attached front speaker "grills" (mine have tie-dyed muslin fabric I selected personally) AND additional solid wood front covers (not pictured but I can if helpful). I'm thinking the latter could work for the rear of the cabs, too.

For better or worse, I've since sold the FYD preamp and McIntosh amp. I now drive both cabs from my SMS preamp into my Carvin DCM200L.

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 #173416  by tdcrjeff
 
I've gigged mine only single digits (I'm primarily a drummer) and the thought of protecting the back never even crossed my mind. How many million gigs have been played with Fender open backed combos and how often has it been an issue? How about stuffing a small blanket/pillow/piece of foam/cloth of some sort inside while transporting. But don't forget to take it out. I played one gig where it wasn't until the third song I noticed I hadn't taken off my *front* cover. :?
 #173417  by lbpesq
 
Just about all my combos had a board running across the back with openings above and below, ala Fender. I like your idea of a light weight cloth, just enough protection if something pokes in there.

Don’t feel bad about leaving the cover on. I did the same thing when I was trying out speakers. After trying an EVM12L (which sounded marvelous), I swapped in the Jensen Neo and started playing. My initial thought was that I expected the EV to sound better, but THIS MUCH BETTER!!?? Then I realized I had left the cover on. Dohh!

Bill, tgo
 #173422  by Jon S.
 
strumminsix wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:40 am Buy a padded cab cover. I have a pair from this guy and they're nicely made: https://rigg.us/custom-amp-cover-quote/
Are any of them SSP 1x12 covers (such that the seller already has the measurements)?
 #173423  by strumminsix
 
Jon S. wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:01 am
strumminsix wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:40 am Buy a padded cab cover. I have a pair from this guy and they're nicely made: https://rigg.us/custom-amp-cover-quote/
Are any of them SSP 1x12 covers (such that the seller already has the measurements)?
Unsure. I sent him pics and dimensions of 2 custom cabs that I like to store and run vertically with oversized handles and had great covers in a week.
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