Is My 1960 Cab Possessed?

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  1. Neil Skene

    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    I just brang home a 1960a cab. I had a quick look on Gumtree and there it was just two minutes drive down the road. Its the first beat up piece of equipment I've ever bought.
    It's not really that bad but usually I pass on these things. As I gave it the usual electrical test and mandatory spit, snot and vomit removal I removed the back to check the wiring. I could not help wondering what stories it could tell and think about the people and times that were had in front of it. I got all nostalgic LOL, it's like it was talking to me.
    It's funny how a new bit of gear can make you play something you wouldn't have without it.
    Anyway, as soon as I heard it I almost immediately started playing this.
    I left the bum notes and noisy strings in it so it sounds like what I heard when I started playing.

     
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    Obviously Leprechauns...:mods:
     
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    I often wonder what tales these old cabs could tell! - Here's my old 4 x 12 Cab from 1968. There can't of been many of these in the UK in the late 60's/early 70's, and I like to think most would have been in the hands of pro-bands rather than amateurs? Who might have played through this? What venues? I'll never know, I guess, but it does make you wonder!

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    Looks sweet, nice patina...definitely has some well worn mojo...
     
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    I like old cabs aged for decades, well done sir!
     
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    Hmm, a forensic test would most likely reveal a multitude of chemical residues.
     
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    Does it smell like pee? It might be one of the famous "tipton" cabs...:D
     
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    It looks fine. Congrats on the New Cab Day for you! :dude:
    Also congrats for stepping out of your comfort zone on this one. :metal:

    For me personally, I don't mind too much how a cab looks, its how it sounds. I expect a cab to take its lumps. Its big, awkward to move even if it has wheels, heavy to load, mikes get put in front of it, and stuff gets put on top it.
    Plus, like anything else, the cab can be cleaned up or redone how ever one likes..

    Gotta mention I really love this new clip!! :yesway: It sounds so alive!! Sounds like G12T- 75s...
    I enjoy it a bit more than the last. I dig its rawness unrefined attitude. Imo, gear should bring inspiration, and with a 4x12 cab perspiration too..LOL
     
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    A couple hours of effort and it'll look new from 6 feet away

    This is nowhere near bad
     
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    Thanks for the comments mate,
    Yes G12T 75's. They are in everything I look at around here, The only other speakers I have been able to get are V30's in one of my other cabs.
    Still really Want to try some cream back G12H 75's.
     
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    Is My 1960 Cab Possessed?

    Yes.

    "By Leprechauns?"

    Yes.

    "Does it smell like pee? It might be one of the famous "tipton" cabs...:D"

    No cabinet is truly vintage until it has been peed on, or sprayed with beer.
    Preferably both.
    Where did you think tone comes from, the good fairy?
     
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    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    Do you think fly spray will kill them? I hate leprechauns.
     
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    Pee on them. That kills 'em
     
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    Like, Mr sheen and stuff?
     
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    Yes, and stuff.
     
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    Brang, I always imagined that as the sound I would hear if I got hit in the head with a guitar.

    That cab looks great. I think the best thing about rough looking gear is instead of worrying about dings and theft, you can just play the hell outta the thing and for that reason they sound better.
     
  18. Neil Skene

    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    I know acoustics make that sound if you hit a horse in the head with one.
     
  19. Neil Skene

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    I should have said brought to be proper.
     
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    I got one off craigslist last summer it was a 70s checkerboard cloth and once i got inside to check the speakers there was a whole list of previous owners, phone numbers, past addresses all kinds of writing and shit inside on the side panel it reminded me of a bathroom stall.
     

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