Code412 200 Watt Cab ???

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  1. RLW59

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    The "07 - 17" on the bar code serial number sticker is most likely the build date.

    Oddly enough, Japan market amps are all labeled in English. Even the not-for-export amps made by Japanese companies in Japan for Japanese consumers. I wouldn't be surprised if that's true throughout Asia.

    And if your cab was actually meant to be sold in another country, it could have been intended for Japan rather than Viet Nam. (Japan is the second largest guitar market in the world.)
     
  2. Erik2018

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    So when somebody from another country purchases a CODE412 where do they buy it from because Marshall says its a 120 watt cab with 4 30 watt speakers ? at least on their website
     
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    I don't know how this works, but many manufacturer's websites display things differently in different countries.

    For example, Canadians see Fender's USA website but they can't see the USA- only features. (Unless they use a proxy ISP that spoofs the website into thinking they're viewing from the US.)

    Marshall may have a Japanese language website that's the default for Japanese ISP's. While most Japanese know enough English to recognize "treble, middle, bass, etc", for more complex things like advertising and operating manuals they'd want the Japanese language.
     
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    Along the same vein, Fender Australia has its own website that only shows the products available in Australia (which includes some Fender Japan products not available in the US).

    There are several European Fender websites all showing different things.
     
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    Xeizo, what's the date code on the bottom of your serial number label?
     
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    Wonder if they produced some 200 watt cabs then decided shorty there after to change the speakers in them to 30 watt for marketing reasons to save money or idk and never reflected the change on the website. I guess the real questions is what was the release date for the product altogether vs the date the 120 watt cabs were produced because supposedly all of the Code412 cabs are made in vietnam so it seems either they were line screw ups on the line or a bad communication between Marshall and the people over there producing the cabs.
     
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    Btw, these looks very close in appearance to Celestion Rocket 50 speakers, which they probably are, useless for valve I've heard but pretty good for modeling as they have a fairly flat freq response for the cab sim to work.
     
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    Dang Marshall got everybody freaking confused wow not cool.
     
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    That Jensen's magnet is a lot bigger so it's not exactly the same speaker. Does look like the same frame. Six ribbed spokes. (Eminence frames look similar but they're all USA made.)

    The Code speaker's magnet looks about the same size as the Celestion Rocket 50, but that has the standard Celestion frame with 4 smooth spokes.
     

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