fEARful/greenboy designs - Standard features/common options
All Gigmaster builds feature 1/2" 9-ply genuine Baltic Birch as a standard feature.. Posted weights are Baltic birch construction unless otherwise noted. There are a couple of lighter weight plywood options.
Arauco - Very suitable for speaker cabinet construction, but its a little softer, a bit more susceptible to "road rash". Approximately 20% lighter than Baltic Birch. Pricing same as Baltic Birch. Ask about availability..
Okoume - This is a void-free marine-grade plywood. Strength/hardness comparable to Baltic Birch, but expect a 25 to 35% weight reduction. Downside is this is a very expensive board. Add $100 for most builds, $250 for 1515/66 and FEARLESS 215's. $50 per Crazy8 order (max 2). See ordering page for further details.
sorry, we are NOT set up for composite/fiberglass construction..
We use an expanding polyurethane adhesive. Joints are stronger than the wood itself, and it guarantees an airtight box. Standard finish is Duratex roller grade, black, two coats over sanding sealer. Has the appearance of tolex, and is easily touched up. Colored duratex can be made available at extra cost. Will need a Sherwin-Williams color chip, ask for details.. Natural finishes can be made available, but will require a minimum $200 upcharge for additional time and labor required for construction. Speaker baffles/ports are finished with Rustoleum spray. The new formulations of their "painter's choice" product has been tested and deemed acceptable as well.. . Any color they make (including textures) can be specified at no charge. All handles (with exception of style 3828) , jackplates, and tiltback casters are flush-mounted. We line the inside of our enclosures with a recycled denim insulation. Excellent acoustical properties.. If weight is an issue we still offer a rigid polyester foam for a nominal upcharge. Customer has a choice of metal grills through the Reliable Hardware site (see links page). We recommend 60% or greater open area. Aluminum in a diamond pattern can be made availabe as a lightweight option at extra cost. Customer can also opt for heavy-duty circular grills. Cloth grills (a LOT of choices out there) can be made available for most of these designs at no extra charge. Every build is unique though..
Built "Gigmaster tough", we offer greenboy-spec crossovers with 250V capacity (fEARful models).
All crossovers are built on 1/4" ply bases, and are mounted to the cab using standoffs and rubber isolators.
All internal connections securely soldered, all external connections are lock-nutted.
Padding resistors heatsinked and shock-mounted if necessary, all caps and coils set in silicone and well secured to the board.
A little more time-consuming, but this is part of the value you can expect with a Gigmaster build!
All FEARLESS xovers are switchable for electric and upright
Cabinet edges rounded over, you have choice of protective corners
Optional tiltback caster
Recommended for 1515/66 and FEARLESS 215, available for 1212/6,
<< Standard on 15/6, 1212/6, 1515/66
15sub, Dually, Bassic, 18subs
Your choice standard on 12/6, 12sub
Style 3828 (top),
folding handle (bottom) >>>
Strap handles also available (standard on C8, 88)
Customer can opt for any handle style on any build, including ones not pictured here. Inquire for details.
Two paralleled Speakon connectors come standard. For those of you who might be a bit behind the times, Speakon has become the new standard for connecting amp to speaker. There's a couple scenarios where 1/4" jacks CAN be incorporated, one is better than the other.. If need be, we can recommend a suitable cable adapter.
With the fEARful HF options, they come with with their own separate crossover network. You can opt for a variable L-pad, an on-off switch, or both.
We "break in" woofers with a 30Hz low-level test tone overnight. This helps loosen the surrounds, enabling you cab to hit peak LF performance as soon as you take delivery!
<<< As shown on this 15/6/1 build, you can now have handles routed into the cab. Available on most cabs
Compared to using the metal "D" handles, you can save over 2 pounds of weight. Especially effective with an okoume build.
These are a bit labor intensive though, add $50
We now offer a couple of options for the tiltback handles/casters..
your choice, same pricing