Two Zilla guitar amplifier cabs

Zilla Cabs

Zilla Cabs have a goal of making the best guitar and bass speaker cabinets possible, putting love and experience into every cabinet.

They build a number of standard size cabinets with a choice of speakers, tolex, grill cloth, piping, hardware and numerous constructional nuances.

They also produce custom guitar cabs so if you’re looking for something a bit different, oversized, light-weight, easy to carry, a combo extension cabinet or anything your heart desires (snake-skin 6×10 anyone?) they can make it for you.


The scope of sounds a player can expect from a 1×12 is massive. The tonal difference between small and oversized 1x12s is larger than any other speaker configuration, but can often be written off as “small and thin” sounding. This doesn’t have to be the case.

Zilla offer a wide range of standard 1×12 speaker cabinets that demonstrate their versatility and offer something for every player.


Fullness of sound comes from many aspects of a cabs design, mainly size, design and quality of materials. Smaller cabs do tend to need more focus on the low end and lower mids, purely down to physical restrictions.

Larger cabs can tend to push out too many low frequencies. The art is to maximise the ratio of sound to size when it comes to smaller cabs and to keep a focused responsive sound with larger cabs.

Vertical cabs

Vertical cabinets are great for reducing floor space, increasing spread of sound and generally being a bit easier to transport. It is here that their custom shop tends to really get going… You will quickly see the possibilities and how small changes can increase the practically of a cab whilst largely leaving cost unchanged.


In the right time and place there is nothing quite like a 4×12. People often look at 4x12s as a quartet of speakers in a box and expect it to sound good.

Zilla offer four main shells, but with the right baffle construction and speaker combination we can tailor your cab to your sound.


The ethos of these cabs is a good, simple, traditional design. All bass cabs come with the choice of neodymium or ceramic magnet speakers.

Website: Zilla Cabs

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