1982b - G12-80 Rola 15ohm

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  1. TomH

    TomH New Member

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    Wondering if anyone knows about this cabinet I bought. I'm having a hard time finding info on it. Interested in it's possible value, year of production and any info anyone can provide that might be interesting about it (plate is removed from the front).

    Here's what I do know about it.

    1982b
    Speakers - Celestion G12-80 Rola 15ohm
    Cones are stamped with 444

    Enclosed a few photos.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/...lbums/5873062395029803041/5873062400174367058

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/...lbums/5873062395029803041/5873064381907418770

    TomH

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  2. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    They look to date to around 1983 based on the Celestion backs and the rectangular tag. I assume the grill cloth is plain cloth? The speaker date codes will nail the age down. G12H-80's are great speakers with a flat frequency response, 100 dB sensitivity, 55 Hz. These are good for all music and are especially suited to dropped tunings where you don't want the bass to fart out.

    They handle 100 watt amps easily with no speaker distortion. When people mix V-30's and G12T-75's, I think they get a very similar sound to these.

    As for value? Not much! No one collects these...I'd pay no more than $400 depending on condition. I paid less than that for both of mine.

    Ken
     
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    Cool - thanks for the info. This sounds really nice with my EVH 5150 III.
     
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    Nice cab! I have much respect for the G12-80's with 444 cones. Full of great midrange!
     
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    Nothin wrong with that cab !!
     
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    444 are the bass cones. Good speakers.:h5:
     
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    G12-80/444: my favourite Celestion guitar speakers. I have a few 1982B cabs. They were high power handling versions of 1960 cabs. The 1982 cabs loaded with the G12-80s are a bit of a hidden gem, and consequently can usually be had for less than a comparable 1960 cab. Which is great for buyers, and not so much for sellers. I prefer them to 1960 cabs.

    Check the date codes on the speaker frames for an idea of the date of the cab. The wiring doesn't look original, though, so they may be replacements.

    Cheers!
    :dude::dude::dude:
     
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    I just sold a 1982a G12-80 cab last friday for $500. :hmm:
     
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    Thanks everyone for filling me-in. I'm happy with the cab. I paid $400. I'm fairly certain the speakers are stock but it had been re-wired.

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    Nice! :headbanger:

    I think they SHOULD sell for $500+ because anyone who wants one has to look long and hard to find one, especially the B cabs. I wouldn't sell mine but if I did I'd ask $600! (And probably not get them sold...)

    The ones with the round sticker (1979-1981) and checkerboard grill are especially scarce. When 1982's pop up they are usually beat to hell and fetch $400 or less...but maybe that's changing?

    Ken
     
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    Those are almost certainly the stock speakers.

    Ken
     
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    Mine's in decent shape - not many tears at all. Worn for sure but darn solid. Then again, I def. didn't buy it for it's looks - :dude:

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    Here's something worth sharing - the cabinet was on craigslist here in the St. Paul / Minneapolis area - the photo the guy had for sale was a 1960a. When I went to look at the cabinet - it was clearly not the 1960a, at first I wasn't sure what the heck it was. I had them pull the back off and googled the speakers. I quickly found some info that I liked on it and then I had a listen - WOW! - I paid the guy and ran out the door with it!!

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    2008 Gary Kramer Crusader Deluxe
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    That's funny! When I bought my 1982A I thought it was a 1960 because the add only said 'vintage Marshall 4x12'. When I realized it was a 1982 I said, "What the hell is that??" I even considered backing out but I followed through with the deal and I'm glad I did! It's the rarest of the 1982 'reissues' with black checkerboard grill cloth and the Marshall logo speakers, and of course it sounds amazing. That's why I bought the B; I just wish it had matching grill cloth.

    Ken
     
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    Def. one piece of gear I never plan to part with :jam:
     
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    I have one of these 1982 cabs with the same speakers as well and I concur. My '83 2204 sounds incredible through this cab.

    Yesterday I scored an '88 2205 and a 1960B cab with matching date codes DEC 18 1984 G12T-75's for $1000. I basically just wanted the cab and figured I might flip the head to get some money back. BUT . . . This half stack is blowing my mind how good it sounds. This '88 2205 sounds quite a bit different than my other 2205 that is also an '88, but just a few months earlier in 1988.

    I am going to start a thread about bottom "B" cabs and what speakers people prefer in them and also see if anyone can hear any tonal nuance differences between the top angled cabs and the bottom straight cabs.

    Basically, I am stumped to why this bottom cab with the T-75's so so amazingly sweet.

    :hmm:
     
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    I'm pretty novice when it comes to cabinets but I personally like the low-end thump and I'm told the 'B' cabinets are better for that. I'm fairly certain there's a reason that EVH only makes the 'B' cabinets for the 5150 III (which is the head I have). I didn't want to drop $1000 on a new EVH cab so went this route for $400 and am pretty happy with the match.
     
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    Dude.. if you.like it its a win. I had one that sounded rich n thick.


    They are nice speakers. If i owned it i would be tempted to thro 2 greenbacks in an x pattern.
     
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    Nice score. I have a 1982b from early 80s with the 80watts. Heavy isn't it...???
     
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    I have 1982A cab and I love it. Cosmetically is not so good: retolexed with wrong tolex, missing corners, ripped grillcloth. But it sounds awesome. Bought it for $500.
     

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