How many braces? TubaHT LP, 36".

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How many braces? TubaHT LP, 36".

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I am building a TubaHT Low Profile in 36" width. In the build instructions, it says that you can use 3 sets of braces for enclosures that are wider than 25", but not to exceed 8" in between braces.

A 36" wide enclosure with three sets of braces would have them spaced apart 8.375" (more than 8").

A 36" wide enclosure with four sets of braces would have them spaced apart 6.6".

Which would you choose, three or four sets? I've seen both used in photos online.
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Re: How many braces? TubaHT LP, 36".

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Welcome to the forum. I'm Seth.

I would personally choose four between panels 9 & 4, three between panels 4 & 7, four between panels 7 & 1, and flip a coin for mouth braces. Heads three, tails four.

By the looks of the photo, it's a little too late to ask, isn't it? Or, is that not yours? Looking pretty good either way :thumbsup:
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Re: How many braces? TubaHT LP, 36".

#3 Post by DriftlessIA »

Thanks, Seth.

That is a photo that I found online. My panels are all cut, and I'm a couple of days away from starting assembly.

I had a similar thought as your suggestion. I appreciate your input.
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Bluesound Node 2i
TubaHT LP, 36" width
18" Ultimax, sealed

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You can't have too many braces. You can have too few.

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Re: How many braces? TubaHT LP, 36".

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@DriftlessIA Welcome to the forum!
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Re: How many braces? TubaHT LP, 36".

#6 Post by DriftlessIA »

Thank you, Tom!
'85 LaScalas
VTA ST-70 tube amp
Bluesound Node 2i
TubaHT LP, 36" width
18" Ultimax, sealed

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