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YouAre
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Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« on: July 26, 2007, 11:45:43 PM »

I'm building a pedal and i'd like a sloped aluminum console type enclosure.

Here are the two best candidates so far.


hammond:
http://www.hammondmfg.com/dwg16Steel.htm#15dA

and its knock off:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.eidusa.com/Enclosure_pic/1456v210.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.eidusa.com/Electronics_Enclosures_General_Purpose_Metal.htm&h=72&w=143&sz=3&hl=en&start=0&um=1&tbnid=CS2-QGD6ZbaxIM:&tbnh=47&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsloped%2Baluminum%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG


the sizes can be a bit awkward for me. The closest hammond has is 4.5 wide by 6 inches deep, and the closest EID gets is 4 wide by 5.5 deep.

My ideal size is like, a bit bigger than a hammond BB (which is around 4.7 by 3.7 inches), but i want it to be wider than it is deep, the opposite of what the hammond and EID are.


Do any of you guys know any other manufacturers of that type of enclosure closer to my specs?

thanks.

regards,
Murad
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Mark Hammer
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Re: Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 07:45:50 AM »

The 515 series here: http://www.hammondmfg.com/pdf/9C-500-519.pdf  indicates a 515-0930 model, which is 7.4" wide, 6" front to rear skirt, and 2.13" tall at the back.  The "flat" part in the back (where the controls would go) is 2.5" of the total 6" front to back distance, which is ample space for two rows of knobs and 16mm pots, provided the knobs aren't huge.  The 7.4" width is ample room for, say, three stomp switches to be mounted.  Not sure what you want it for, but that's a sweet little chassis for someone who wanted to make a modest multi-FX unit.

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YouAre
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Re: Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 10:03:49 AM »

well, i thought about that one. But its too big for me. I can fit the effect into a BB box, but i just wanted a fancier box like the sloped console.

But thanks for the help!
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Mark Hammer
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Re: Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 10:16:12 AM »

There ARE smaller ones.  I've bought a couple and they provide a nice workspace, between a 1590BB and a 1590D, with room for two stompswitches.
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magikker
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Re: Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 10:31:10 AM »

Nice, I might have to look into these for my Ampeg Scrambler, harmonic perculator, fender blender, and other sloped vintage clones.
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Re: Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 10:37:39 AM »

The other thing I'll say in favour of the smaller ones is that they are rigid by virtue of their small size, such that stepping on a stompswitch does not result in "give" in the chassis top, like it might with the much larger sizes.  They also give the builder a free choice in whether to mount the jacks along the rear skirt or the side.
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YouAre
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Re: Sloped Aluminum Consoles
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 10:47:48 AM »

i know there are smaller ones, like the 4.5wide by 6 inches deep one. I'm just saying i'd like ones that are wider than they are deep.

But if you bought those, can you send me a picture of your build? Grin
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