'70s Big M 2x12?

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  1. Dogs of Doom

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    Never seen such a thing. Looks like some '80s metaller painted the cloth black, but, has anyone else seen these?

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    I might bite on it, depending on the feedback. Typically, the M cab's are made cheap, like the Park cab's. This one, the baffle looks to be plywood.
     
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    The 4x12 version, which was my first 4x12 in 1977ish, has been discussed a lot on here.
    The 2x12 horn loaded cab, not so much. They were built in 1975 ish, in New York, by the Marshall importer at the time.
    Cheaper alternative to the very expensive, at the time, Marshall's.
    3/4" heavy plywood, with Marshall grill and plastic parts.
    No Marshall logo, just the "Big M" in the bottom corner.
     
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    yeah, I've never seen one of these, especially w/ the baffle removed.

    I've seen pictures of other 2x12 M cab's, but, they had a typical straight/slant design (A/B). They have the particle board front/back.

    This one says that they replaced the speakers w/ G12 speakers, whatever that means - aren't all Celestion 12" guitar speakers G12? :facepalm:

    Not too many of them have a big dust cap like that though.

    they want $250.
     
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    Those kind of look like G1265's. If that's at GC, I've called them and asked them to pop the back off of cabs and take pictures of the speakers and they did it.
     
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    The marshall version of this cab, with the two speakers horizontal, was a bass cab, so I think this wouldn't be great for guitar imo.

    More details on the 2064/2064 cab here...
    https://www.marshallforum.com/threads/vintage-cabinet-what-model.92214/#post-1537901
     
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    Yes. IIRC The speakers were Eminence contracted. FYI The 4x12 model is nothing like the 1960B.
     
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    I would love to hear that cab, I'm willing to think it would project like crazy. I almost always like a large dust cap speaker over a similar one with a small cap. Need to know what the speakers are but it sure intrigues me.
     
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    I just noticed something about that cab. Look at the holes for the speakers, they look like they were cut with a hand held jigsaw. No "company" would do this, would they? Are we sure this part is not home made?
     

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