jcm 800 cab with G12-65

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  1. bon83

    bon83 Member

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    hey rockers....

    just wanna know what you guys think is the going price for a original JCM 800 cab with the G12-65?
    And I`m also interrested in what you think about that kind of speakers for a nice crunchy classic rock kinda sound???

    Thanks

    bon83
     
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    SmokeyDopey Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Nice crunchy classic rock sound? Greenbacks.
     
  3. bon83

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    Yeah, sure. And I own one and love it. But I heard that those 65watters are really great sounding and just wanna know what someone says who das experience with those speakers....
     
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    Oh, OK! Nevermind then!

    I never used 65s... So hopefully someone with experience with those can pitch in.
     
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    plexilespaul Well-Known Member

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    i got me a 4 * 12 jcm 800 with original g12-65 (see my avatar) and that cab is the best cab i ever owned. it does classic rock and chunky heavy metal for days. very very good cab.
     
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    They are nice. I've got some mixed with V30's. I got an 800 cab with them for $250.

    They're not too easy to find but most of the time people don't even know what's in their cabs. You have to look.
     
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    I have them in the cab in my avatar and they do the blues, classic rock/metal thing very well the only thing I'd change them for is EV's.
     
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    if you want to hear G12-65s, V30s, T75s and Greenbacks played with a JMP 2203 take a listen to the sound-demo i did.

    2203 with Celestion Demo
     
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    The 65's in my opinion really shine when it comes to lead tones. My cab with the 65's just sings. I have a JCM 800 Lead 1960 w 75's, too, and the cab w the 65's just runs circles around it for lead tones. The rhythm tones are tight and punchy, but a little too compressed for me. I am more of a metal player, so the 75's give me a better chunk tone. The 65's are great for a more classic rock/hard rock rhythm sound, though.
     
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    Thank you very much guys....

    I think I`ll try some of those....

    cheers

    bon
     
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    Good morning folks....

    I got the opportunity to buy a early 80s 1960 cab with 4x12 G12-65 in it.
    the asking price is 550€. what do think? good deal...?

    thanks

    Bon
     
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    I think that's probably a bit too expensive. If the cab is in perfect condition then maybe but I would still try to knock off at least 50Eur.
     
  13. Reckless_Life

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    I think it's really top range price; but it's not ridiculously overprice either.

    I'm not familiar with the situation on the German market, but finding such a cab for $250 in Europe is just wishful thinking.

    I'm in Belgium and I even looked in The Netherlands to find one.

    Some things to consider :
    - How often do you find one for sale in your area?
    - When I found one for sale, it was always combined with a JCM/JMP amp. (making it more expensive).
    - Trying to get just the cab was, either not possible, or it was €450-500 for the cab.
    - Also, a used 1960 cab with G12T-75's goes here for about €300-350.
    - Given the near legendary status of the G12-65's, I would say that it is normal that they would be more expensive than a cab with G12T-75's.


    Here's how I got mine :
    For me, these cabs were so hard to find that I gave up searching. As a last resort, I just posted an ad saying "wanted g12-65 speakers/cab".
    It was like fishing in a bucket of water without the fish.
    After 6 months I received one (and only) reply from a guy telling me that he had a JCM800 lead/B cab with original G12-65's and that I could have it for €375. I made the appointment, and the rest is history. :)

    In the end, I do think you can get these cabs at a better price than €550, but...the question is when? In my area, these don't pop up for sale regulary.

    If I were you I would offer him 450 and raise it until he agrees.
     
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    this. early 80's rock & metal standard.:headbanger:
     
  15. marshall1967

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    For me any marshall and greenback 30 watts 55hz, even the newer re issues (heritage) :)...classic metal, rock, hard rock!
     
  16. Ken

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    Some early 80's 1982 cabs came with the 65's. Lots of people don't know that and since they're usually labeled "120 watts" they think they have G12H30's. Keep an eye out for 1982's and open the back if you find one. Get the T # though as both G12H80's and G12-65's from this era have the Marshall logo backs on the speakers and they don't say what they are.

    Ken
     
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    I'm pretty sure the 1982 cabs never came with G12-65s. They were standard in the 1960 cabs for a couple of years, between the G12M 25w and the G12M-70. The 1982 cabs were always the "high power" version of 1960 cabs. When the 1960 cabs had the G12M 25w, the 1982 cabs had the G12H 30w, when the 1960 had the G12-65, G12M-70 and G12T-75, the 1982 cabs had the G12-80, and then the G12H-100.

    I could be wrong, but that's the info I have.

    Cheers!
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  18. Ken

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    Someone here has one, and it has the same logo backs as our G12H80's. There's nothing in the literature about these speakers ever being in a 1982 and I agree it makes no sense.

    Ken
     
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    Yeah, I know some of the 65s came with the Marshall stickers on them. My guess about a 1982 cab with 65s in it is either: mislabeled cab - wrong factory tag (not unheard of, heheh...) or swapped back panel, or swapped speakers. I really don't think they ever came stock in a 1982 cab.

    Cheers!
    :dude::dude::dude:
     
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    Yeah. I know some 1960's are identical and the only thing that makes it a "1982" is that sticker so you never know. I remember posting the same "no such thing" and someone showed a pic IIRC. Maybe they'll chime in?

    Ken
     

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