These enclosures do not resonate as well
Can you elaborate on this point?
I can give you a direct example.
I have two amps sitting side by side. One is a Weber 5F6A 59 Bassman clone that I built earlier this year. The other is a Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue.
The Bassman clone is built as Fender built them in 1959: Solid pine boards with finger jointed corners and the baffleboard attached with 4 screws. The BDRI, on the other hand is made of MDF with, I believe, rabbet joints. Definitely not finger jointed. The baffleboard is attached with six screws.
When played without reverb, the BDRI sounds very dead. There is little or no cabinet vibration that I would call "musical". The cabinet of the Bassman clone on the other hand, is very "alive" sounding. It sounds like a reverb is in use even when not. You can place your hand on the top of the cabinet and feel the vibrations.
Plus, the pine cabinet smells so nice.
MDF smells like, well, it really doen't have a smell that I can detect.
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