Help Dating 1960 Lead Cab

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  1. Joshua Crane

    Joshua Crane New Member

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    Hi!

    I purchased this cabinet ~10 years ago from a guy at my church. He had been a guitarist in a bunch of old hair metal bands on shrapnel and filled-in for Testament for a while in the 80s. This was a vintage cab according to him. I think he said 1960. He had the matching straight cab which sounded great and sold me this one for $400.
    I’d like to date it finally just out of curiosity.
    He stated that the Celestions were replaced in the 80s. And the serial number dates them to ‘78.
    There is a number inscribed on the marshal sticker “4825”.

    I have pictures but have not been registered long enough to be allowed to upload them or something. I can provide them if you let me know.
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Unless you can find a way to upload photos we will struggle to date it.
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried just asking it out?
     
  4. Joshua Crane

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    ^^^ I bought her flowers once.
     
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    Speaker date code LN = Nov 1979

    Apart from the wiring mod to the back panel it looks like a mostly original and nice looking cab. They are getting harder to find in original condition thesedays.
     
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    Someone had to make this joke.
     
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    Nicecabinet. I paid a bit more than that in the early 2000s. I kept mine over 15 years. Those g12-65s are arguably some of the best hair-rock speakers ever made. The sound of 80s metal and 90s punk.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'll be hanging onto it for a long time. :)
     
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    Awesome cab - love the basketweave. I have two black cloth B cabs from ‘82 both with original G12-65’s. Play my ‘89 2210 through them and they are my favourite drivers!!!
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    That is chequerboard:cool:
    Basketweave comes in two versions salt n pepper or cane. Both fade.
    We could do with a how to date Marshall cabs sticky. Says he, smiling at Bygone tones, as he has all the pics!
     
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    Congrats on the awesome cab dude...!...:jam:
     
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    Ooops yeah I meant chequerboard! Thx Neikeel!
     

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