S15 Ska Edition.

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Strange Kevin
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S15 Ska Edition.

#1 Post by Strange Kevin » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi everyone,

Here is a little wright up and a few pictures of my latest project.

I had a pair of 15" drivers given to me a while back and they have just been sitting in storage. I couldn't find any official specs on them, but figured they would do ok in a simplexx. (Qsc K152 replacement drives)

Having never built the simplexx 15, it was refreshingly "simple" compared to the Jack plans. And I was quite happy to find you can build one out of a single 5×5 sheet of ply and hardy took the weekend from start to finish. I had to wait on some grill cloth material to ship, but the actual construction and painting went by quick.

On the first one, I went with the traditional black and silver look. (Classic and timeless) Then, after deciding that the driver worked well enough to keep it that way, I started on the second. (Had two driver just sitting around) - read - "should still use recommended drivers" :wink:

Esthetically, having two matching cab stacked together is great, but thinking I'd probably never use them like that. I decided to go a different direction with the second S15.

I have always like SKA music and have been listening to a lot of it again over "break".
I also had some leftover white Duratex from another project so I figured this would be a great opportunity to have some fun!

I really had a great time putting these together and although I don't know what to do with them just yet, they sound great in my living room! :hyper:

Thanks,
Kevin.
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Re: S15 Ska Edition.

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:50 pm

Excellent work!

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Re: S15 Ska Edition.

#3 Post by SethRocksYou » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:56 pm

Digging the looks of both styles. Well done Kevin :thumbsup:
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Awesome = S15 Ska Edition.

#4 Post by Grey Owl » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:20 pm

Hey Kev,
They look bloody awesome Sunshine.
I'm very impressed and so should everyone else.
Well done that man.
Cheers
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Re: S15 Ska Edition.

#5 Post by Tom Smit » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:31 pm

Good lookin' cabs!
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Re: S15 Ska Edition.

#6 Post by Dale Hammer » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:40 am

Very nice!

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Re: S15 Ska Edition.

#7 Post by scorpiomoon75 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:34 am

Sweet cabs, I like the white duratex. How do you like that Wayne jones Amp?
I loved Operation Ivy, the bass player had some cool bass lines, that was I only Ska band I listened to but remember alot of Ska bands being around in the 90's. I remember the checkered shirts.

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Re: S15 Ska Edition.

#8 Post by Strange Kevin » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:08 pm

Thanks for all the kind words guys!!

The Wayne Jones has been fantastic! Its probably a little fancier than I need, but I enjoy it and that really what it's about, right? :)
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