DIY: Rectifier Style 2×12

A couple of weeks ago, I started building my own 2×12 cabinet. Now all the work is done and I’m proud to show you the results and some pictures of the whole process.


  • Speakers: 2 x Celestion Vintage 30
  • Impedance: 8 Ohm
  • Construction: Rear-Loaded
  • Material: 18mm Birch Multiplex
  • Dimensions: 44.45 cm x 76.52 cm x 36.20 cm  (HxWxD)
  • Extras: Removable Front Grill

I have also recorded a short sequence to get a first impression of the box. It is recorded with a Diezel Herbert and a Sennheiser e906 placed straight to the front of the cone. For the drums I used Toontrack Superior Dummer 2.0 and the settings from Ola Englund which are available here. The bass guitar was recorded with a BDDI-like pedal directly into the recording interface. There are 2 guitar tracks in this mix: one on the left and the other one panned right. Additionally, I used a limiter on the sum to get things a bit louder. There are no plugins on the bass and guitar tracks!


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This tiny little box sounds fucking awesome… isn’t it?


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8 Responses to DIY: Rectifier Style 2×12

  1. Lazzari says:

    Hey dude would you mind showing how did u put the black leather on the amp ?? I’m trying to do my own 2×12 but i don’t have any type of experience with this things, thanks a lot dude

    • Zemes says:

      Large amounts of glue and carfully cutting it :-) search for “tolex how to” on google and youtube and you will find many step-to-step examples and videos.

      • Lazzari says:

        Cool I found an awesome video on that.. Do u prefer rear mounted speakers ? Or top mounted ? I’m using the cabinet for recording purposes only

        • Zemes says:

          I personally prefer rear-loaded cabinets. But it depends also on the overall construction and the selection of the speakers. Even speakers of the same type and manufacturer can sound completley different. I’m currently doing some tests with an 20 year old Mesa 4×12. The old V30 in that old box sound totally different than newer china speakers.

  2. Paco Vergara says:

    Hey man, I have to say you did an amazing Job on this build, I have been back and forth trying to figure out if I should just buy one already made, or build one my self, and I have to say from seeing yours I am inspired to make my own. I have been looking for plans to make one, but all that I find look too square and fat, yours looks just like I want mine to look, more compact, where did you find the plans and measurements for it? or did you just come up with them?

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