Marshall 1936 Cabs Thread?

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  1. JParry335

    JParry335 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Folks!
    Is there a thread anywhere here dedicated to these cabinets? Sorry if there is but I didn’t find it. I want to know everything about them since I’ve been jonesing for one for about 10,000 years now!:D
    Thanks Gang!
     
  2. mrp

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    Well, now there is.
     
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    Good for you, ancient timer! You go boy!

    What specifically did you want to know? To answer properly I need to know - what volume & what style of music will you play through your long awaited 1936?

    Russ
     
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    JParry335 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Geeze! I play a lot of different styles with the exception of metal. Moderate volumes.
    I’ve posted a bunch of stuff here in the Cellar over time.
    From what little I know about them, they used to be plywood and are now particle board or MDF. When did that change occur?
    What kind of speakers did / do they come with?
    I don’t see many if any older ones out there for sale right now.
    Any other and all details welcome!
     
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    I don't have dates for the changes back and forth - for some reason [old age] I thought Marshall only used the MDF for the back. I'm led to believe Marshall has moved back to plywood in the last few years. When you find one you'll need to pull the back off to know for sure. I wouldn't be so quick to throw the MDF baby out with the bathwater - I've heard some owners liked the MDF backs. Play them at volume to know for sure.

    I am a Greenback fan and have two DYI with GBs and Scumback's higher powered M75 [65 watt]. Depending on ear they could have GBs, BBs, G12-65, G12T-75, V30s. In the years I watched the Dallas CL and now the Nashville CL it seems the 1960A 4x12 ads outnumber the 1936 ads at least 50 to 1. Patience or good luck is required.

    So options - have one of the commercial cab builders get you one and stuff in the speakers of your choice or look at the 1960 4x12 [same footprint - probably 30lb heavier] which I've seen as low as $300 with the G12T-75's and rock out.

    Russ
     
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    They sound good, look good and is a Marshall!

    The bad is my 2017 is maybe a 1/4" (maybe 1/8") shorter than full sized heads. Sounds petty but the corners do not line up. Also if you were to order one Marshall slides a box over the amp, thats it! No Foam corners nothing. Arrived with a few tears in the tolex but the good news is Elpahnt tolex is easy to repair and hide the repairs.
     
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    If my memory serves me correctly, I'd say anything 2013 and after where made with all plywood to be safe. I think the change came mid 2012?

    The only cabs I play through are 1936's. My favorite! I have one with Celestion V30's and I also have a 1936V that comes with the G12 Vintage speakers (Marshall branded V30's). The standard cabs come stock with G12T-75's. I've had all types of them over the years, even the early 80's ones with the handle on the top. :)
     
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    SAME HERE.
     
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    JParry335 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    This and I’m trying to downsize at the same time!:thumb:
     
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    Sometime in the past 5 years they switched from all MDF back to birch ply.
     
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    Ive been wanting a 1936 for a long time, I built my own based on 1936 spec. I've been looking for an all ply 1936 without success but I did bring home an MDF one and didn't like it at all, it went back that same day. The cab I built was all birch ply, I thought it sounded a bit boxy so I replaced the back and the front with MDF, now it sounds right. So I don't know that I want to buy a genuine Marshall cab any more although they do look fantastic. :yesway:
     
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    no downsizing for you.
     
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    I have one about 10 years old. It’s all MDF and came stock with G12T-75’s which dint last long. It’s now loaded with Creamback G12M-65’s and sound really awesome even when compared to my 4X12s made of solid birch with G12M Greenies from the early 90’s! Simply a great compact cab and it is deep. A friend of mine has a really old on all birch and it’s 2/3 rds the depth, looks really stupid IMO...doesn’t seem to have the bass either!
     

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