What is this please?

Discussion in 'Cabinets & Speakers' started by DRavid, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. DRavid

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    CBB52BF1-4C9E-4A3C-96B4-929D477F1F32.jpeg I have an old upright Marshall cab. 16ohm from memory as attached pics. Serial number is 15490. I have never seen anything else like it apart from a non-identical twin that it came with that ended up with the other guitarist in my old band.

    What is this please?
     
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    It is a Marshall vocal PA speaker from the 1960s.
    And also very cool.
    You might be able to play guitar through it if the speakers are still good.

    Marshall PA Speakers 1991 manufactured 1968-1969
     
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    Cool, £45 paid in 1991! Thanks guys
     
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    Could be quite valuable if the speakers are up to snuff. Look like early T1221 Marshall Labeled Greenbacks.

    GENTLY take one out and give us some good pics of the cone and any codes on the frame, gasket or cone.
     
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    Boy now that’s what I call a stack
     
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    1968 would be my guess. Not sure when the plastic egg feet were first used. Might have some nice parts on it (handles, script logo...) if early enough. Can you show us the front and sides?

    The problem with those open back cabs is the speakers are exposed. They could easily be toast if they have been neglected for decades in someones garage. I bought a PA cab a few years ago and the cones had been eaten by moths, pretty disgusting. You never really know what you've got until you take a closer look.
     

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