View Full Version : Minigon's too gone?

11-13-2008, 10:30 AM
Posted this on AK and some members suggested I try here as well for advice:
p.s. The LE10 recone was done with a doped cloth surround in '75

Need advice on a "shed find".
1. Are these cabinets worth saving?
2. Is the recone LE10 close to matching the white cone?
3. Would it be better to re-veneer the whole cabinet, or just the damaged areas?

I don't want to part these out as I am trying to save them for my own use. Any tips on how to harden water damaged particle board, etc. would be much appreciated.

11-13-2008, 11:28 AM
I could be wrong, but, in my opion, at any rate, there's no saving particle board like that. If I were determined to have Minigons, I'd build replica cabinets of plywood and veneer the whole schmear.

11-14-2008, 04:53 PM

Let it go!

Build new in good cabinet grade plywood.

Sell the parts.

Organ Donor program. The body is plum wore out!

11-14-2008, 06:22 PM
I would guess they are only near mint and is only cosmetic, it doesn't change the sound does it?

Ebay selling at its best :banghead:


11-14-2008, 10:38 PM
:applaud::D Nah, I wouldn't do that. Does seem to happen on "that site " a lot though. These were gifted to me, so I'm going to make some attempt to re-build them. I had some luck re-doing some L-212's a while ago, and want to keep my JBL white elephant collection growing.:D. Now I just need find to some Aquarius somewhere.

Tom Brennan
11-15-2008, 03:00 AM
"gifted to me" ?!?

11-15-2008, 07:05 AM
Yes, bad young person slang meaning they were absolutely free, at no cost to me, free ninety free, etc.....:D