The totally free "rotary speaker from a broken hammond organ, combined with a bass amp and speaker to something that is actually a guitar combo" :-)
All is made up from the organ (frontside, backside board and leslie), some leftover boards was used for the cabinet. Electronic switches from an old car. Additional cables where taken from the old organ. The Hartke 60 W basscombo was broken (eeeh. the jack was...) so I got that from free as well .Took it to pieces and mounted it into the leslie cabinet. Power socket is from a broken PC.
I can switch between fast and slow rotator speed, and which internal speakers I want to use or not. Actually the sound is quite good (especially when daisy chained to my normal amp).
And ofcourse the hammond sticker is glued on for that vintage feeling :-)
And I thought I was cheap for enclosing the odd project in a cardboard box or cookie tin! We doan' need no stinking enclosures!
I needed an attenuator for my master control section; I'm cheap, so I bought the smallest generic enclosure I could find, then jammed in a step attenuator and some in/outs. A leftover chickenbeak and some industrial paint completed the picture.
I'm working on a VU meter project, but I'm too cheap and poor to buy an enclosure... 130$? Madness! I was going to cut a hole into a $12 vented rack blank, then mount it on there, leave the connections dangling out the back with a strain relief...
Now I'm thinking, 'why spend 12$ on that vented blank?', and wondering how long a piece of reinforced cardboard would hold up bolted into my rack... maybe a bit of particle board if I'm feeling rich... lol
Cuz that $12 rack is already the right dimension, can be reused, and isn't heavy like particle board?
You make a strong argument, lol.
I was actually thinking of that kind of particle board like you use for hanging pegs on in a garage... thin stuff, über cheap too.
But yeah, I ended up buying the ventilated blank. It's still plenty ghetto, ha!
I think you may be referring to pegboard which is essentially compressed cardboard. That stuff has gotten to be pricey for what is it. Used to see it on the backs of TV's and home stereos in the 60's and 70's. Local radio station has it all over their studio.