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1777 recone

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  1. Brad darrington

    Brad darrington Member

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    AD330DFF-5DC6-43D8-97B6-EBDBA3AF373A.jpeg 982F16C1-C3D2-43A1-B4AE-01DAF4244FBE.jpeg C0EC2A81-30E8-4021-8420-A757F2C28DF9.jpeg 5F9F6AA7-1590-412F-BAB4-2A006274574D.jpeg Hi all, can anyone sleuth the clues as to type cone this may be? It’s one of four g12m’s, 75 he I got in a ‘71 basket weave cab recently. Maybe the tape and or the etched number on the frame mean something? It 3 mates are 102 3 pulsonics.
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    I'm not the expert but my guess is it's a a recone using mostly Kurt Mueller recone parts but with the wrong dust cover. No doubt that large dust cover is totally wrong. It WILL affect the sound of the speaker.
     
  3. BygoneTones

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    Probably just an 80's Mueller cone. They weren't making greenbacks at all for most of the 80's so it's likely all they had for recone kits were the ones for the G12-80's, G12-65's etc.

    More interesting is you got a basketweave cab with MD date codes? That's late for basketweave.
     
  4. Brad darrington

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    Well I guess I’m not sure it is 1971! EE4D2CD2-4488-48C6-A6D4-D7080F9C24FA.jpeg 46DA5F31-F018-4AAF-BEF6-1565314EAFBC.jpeg 336AD440-900C-4B7A-957F-3F487F0921E1.jpeg
     
  5. BygoneTones

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    Yes looks like a 71 from those pics. Have you got a photo showing the bottom? that would confirm it, by the castors - or where they once were.

    Are the date codes MD or HD? There is the possibilty they are not original of course. 71 was a strange year though for this stuff.
     
  6. Brad darrington

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    They’re all the same, HD 1A2C0695-4EE7-43E6-ADA0-F03E3B80DCBE.jpeg E87BD6B8-35DE-4593-8F79-19D719C55421.jpeg
     
  7. BygoneTones

    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's definitely a 71. It had the Homa castors.

    Unusual to see basketweave with those date codes. But like I said in the other 71 cab thread it was a funny year. Marshall seem to have gone straight from the DD date codes (April 71) to HD date codes (Aug 71) in their cabs. I've never seen a greenback with ED or FD date code. GD exist, but I have not seen them used in a Marshall cab upto now.
     
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  8. Brad darrington

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    thank you for the clarification! Really get a lot from your articles.
    I am wondering if maybe the Fender amp casters might go in without too much butchery? i assume Homa’s would be hen’s teeth...
     
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    I think the current production Marshall castors with the plastic bases will fit. Haven't tried it though.
     
  10. Exotic

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    1777 ? is that george worshington's?
     
  11. Scumback Speakers

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    The Fender pop in casters require you to widen the holes with a 9/16" drill to fit the socket bases. I use them all the time on my retrofits and restorations since originals are hard to find, and usually in bad shape.
     
  12. neikeel

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    I've got a set of 4 original bronze homa bosses if you are interested (I'm in UK)
     

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