Stacking 1965's And 1966's

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  1. Kim Lucky Day

    Kim Lucky Day Active Member

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    I have me a 1966B 2x12 and a 1965A 4x10. Couldn't wait for a chance to pair these beauties together with one of my heads... only to find out that the sockets on the top of the 1966B do not quite line up with the rubber feet on the 1965A. The sockets are 1/2" to 3/4" wider in spread each way than the feet on the other cabinet.

    I would imagine it should be relatively easy to reposition the feet on the 1965A so they line up?

    They sure do look purdy... (my Origin 20H on top in this pic)
     

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    steveb63 Well-Known Member

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    Hi KLD,

    You could reposition , but doesn't that require closing up the old screw holes?

    A thin piece of plywood, painted black on top of lower cab should do the trick without any modifications . And make it a quick job. That way you can get back to playing . Lol.

    Steve
     
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    Who would have thunk?
    The MF280 and MF400 have a similar problem. The 280's have caster cups and the 400's have skid plates.
    But they are the same cab with different speakers and different caster cups/ skid plates configuration.
    I would move the rubber feet.
     
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    I wish I could stack mine, 1965a and 1966a, side by side, its in my avatar,

    ...awesome cabs :cheers:
     
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    You need a couple of B cabs.

     
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    My two 1965s stack perfectly, they are both from 1985 but bought at different times.

    Possible a previous owner moved the rubber feet on your A cab along the way. It’s just one screw inside the rubber foot so easy to move to fit the B cab pockets.

    Nice looking stack BTW.
     
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    Stupid Marshall. The combo you have should be awesome!
     
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    the easy solution is to block the cabs up. Just make a couple pads, the thickness of the feet, & have them made from a non-slip material. Make sure that, if you use 2 pads, they go pretty much from front to back, or if you use 4, have them towards each corner.

    So, you'd want the 2 pads to emulate the skid plates.

    You could cut 2 boards 3/4" thick to 3"(or 4")x13" & cover them w/ plastidip, or some sort of rubber. Just plop the 2 boards on top of the bottom cab, then put the other cab on top of that.
     
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    It sounds awesome with my SV20H...
     
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    @Kim Lucky Day

    I could see closed back 4x10 & 2x12 cabs sounding pretty awesome together! Is your 1965A one of the ones that actually has the speakers mounted the a straight/flat baffle and the slant part is just cosmetic? Also wondering what speakers are in each cabinet. The stock 10s for that 1965 are G10/35L with 94db sensitivty and usually sound pretty awesome on their own!

    Just Curious?
    Gene
     
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    The 1965A is indeed the way you described it- flat baffle that is still angled slightly back, with four G10-35L's. The 1966 has two G12-T75's. Having that on the bottom gives me a nice mix of bottom end with the mids/highs of the 1965 on top.
     
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    I've had these cabs since 2003-4, and this thread got me thinking...
    How can I stack these cabs?

    ...so, for the 1st time since owning them, I went and stacked them to see how they would line up, doh,
    ...they stack just fine, the rubber feet fit in the sockets, :cheers:
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    I got lucky, I didn't have to reset the feet :applause:

    ...the DSL was in the bedroom for this pic, new pics with the stack in the near future :D
     

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