Good Trade??? 1990' Marshall 1960bx For 1976' Marshall 1982a

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  1. RadHazard

    RadHazard New Member

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    Hi guys. A guy on local buy/sell has posted a 1976 Marshall 4x12 (Blackback Pre-Rola Celestion G12H-30 16ohm 55hz) with small checker cloth. See below.

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    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-amp-pedal/c...76/1362234730?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

    He will only trade for a 1960ax/bx cab.

    I have a 1990' or so 1960bx with UK Greenbacks in MINT condition.
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    Any thoughts on amp/trade value and this trade in general? I really like the looks of vintage Marshall's especially this 1976 one!
     
  2. Geeze

    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    The true Pre Rola labeled speakers were made mid 71 and earlier - this seems to be a buzz word that is misused, so I'd do some hard looking at this before I traded - of pics of the speaker frame & cone codes from that era.

    @BygoneTones & @Scumback Speakers would be great resources for this.

    I'm not a collector so old and ratty doesn't speak to me - tone does.

    Russ
     
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  3. Scumback Speakers

    Scumback Speakers Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    I'm adding onto Geeze post here, since he's covered some of it.

    The speakers he's referencing are Black Back plastic covers on the magnet, made from 75-80. They were all green plastic covers from 66-73/74, then gray and cream colored plastic covers from then until 1975. The cab looks right for a later 70's cab, but the pre rola part of it is not accurate.

    Bear in mind the 30w G12H 55hz speakers have a lot more treble and bass than your G12M speakers. Since that one is a slant cab, it's going to sound brighter than a straight cab in most cases. So when you add on the G12H's extra treble and the slant cab, it could be too bright for your tastes/tone.

    There's a reason he's only wanting your type of cab. If you can test it out first, that's what I would do before you trade.
     
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  4. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

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    Ide rather have the new one and put my own mojo wear and tear on it.
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Those are great rock speakers if in good condition
     
  7. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    It's a no brainer , do the deal .
     
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    I have a near mint late 70s small check 60a with black backs. It's my #1 cab, sounds fantastic. I would like to find a small check 60b in like condition. Won't hold my breath.
     
  9. GIBSON67

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    Could be a great trade if the speakers are original, not reconed and pass the crank test! Check it out carefully before trading.
     

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