Pinstripe Repro Cabs???

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  1. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Member

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    Hey folks


    I have managed to aquire a few nice vintage heads over the past few months, but it seems almost impossoble to find 4x12 cabs. Either they are completely molested or totally overpriced.

    Is there somebody that builds pinstripe repro cabs? I would love me a tall bottom cab and a angled top cab for a nice fullstack.


    Could also be empty cabs, since i have a few nice speakers laying around.


    Thx
     
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  2. Metroman

    Metroman Well-Known Member

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    Pete Mather. He will use EC Collins Pinstripe cloth. I love mine, and it sounds killer. Mines loaded with Pulsonic G12Ms. Aint cheap though. Ive had mine about 5-6 years.
    Quality is second to none.


    [​IMG]
     
  3. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Member

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    That looks damn sexy...

    What are the prices?
     
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    Metroman Well-Known Member

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    I payed around $1200 several years back, which included shipping. The Pinstraipe cloth alone is around $500
     
  5. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Member

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    That is reasonable... i already reached out to him, unfortunately no shipping to EU :-(
     
  6. Metroman

    Metroman Well-Known Member

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    That sucks, though I didnt realize you were in Europe.

    You might try Zilla Custom Cabinets, and request EC Collins Pinstripe cloth.
     
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  7. BygoneTones

    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Try Bill at Castles Made of Sound. He's in France.

    https://www.castlemadeofsound.com/

    Good luck with the Eric Collins material. I've been waiting a few months now for my piece. Unless your cab maker already has some in stock.
     
  8. MarshallDog

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    Try

    Sourmash

    or

    MojoTone

    Both places can build anything and do great work!
     
  9. pulsonicsound

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    Not to be unhelpful the price of buying a repro isn’t that far off buying a vintage cabinet, depending on condition / year obviously!
     
  10. Metroman

    Metroman Well-Known Member

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    A real Pinstripe cabinet would be insanely expensive, if you could even find one. Especially an oversized TVB cabinet liks is found with a 1966 JTM45/100.
     
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  11. pulsonicsound

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    #1982 cabs yes, pretty rare.

    the slants from ‘66 ‘67 ‘68 not so much

    I see about 5/6 for sale each year, the prices vary depending on the condition/location, the last one I got was pretty cheap, less than it would cost to buy a new Friedman cab.

    Their are a few vintage alternatives - Carlsbro did their own clone of the tall #1982; metal panel handles and MDF construction, they were normally sold loaded with Celestions

    I wouldn’t gig it but sound wise they sound stellar and pretty close sonically to the cab it’s cloning.

    they are still pretty affordable.
     
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  12. yladrd61

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    $ame for the reissue JTM 45/100 Cabinet$ ....
     
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  13. Metroman

    Metroman Well-Known Member

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    I payed $1000, + $200 shipping several years ago for a JTM45/100 TVB repro from Mather. Loaded it with 4 Pulsonic G12Ms.

    One sold on Rvb a while back, and it was a restoration.


    Marshall 1967 Restored Pinstripe Tall 4x12 Straight Cabinet Model #1982 #1982B
    Used – Mint
    $4,595.38
    + $593.86 Shipping
    Listing Sold:agreed::agreed::drool::drool:
     
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  14. junk notes

    junk notes Well-Known Member

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    I like your style.
    Also like @Metroman 003's style :) I would most likely do same and swap out the G12C's currently in the 1982BJH.
    (Hoping to score a 1982A, or if one shows up around here that does not have the pinstripe torn!)
     
  15. Matthews Guitars

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    If you're able to recover a cabinet yourself, you could just do a pinstripe/retro conversion on a common JCM800 or JCM900 1960 cabinet. That's what I did. The toughest part was cutting the pinstripe slots in the top and bottom. The straight parts were easy table saw work, but cutting down around the front edges was a bit tricky.
     
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    OP: Good taste. Pinstriped cabs give sport me a serious Woodrow.

    Hope it works out.

    :metal:
     
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    I snagged a 45/100 RI Cab with these in it
    Speaker #2.jpg
     
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    These speakers were getting flipped on reverb
     
  19. tomsvintage

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    The reissue tall JH cabs are nice ! I regrilled mine (far right) with some EC cloth. The left side stack and 8x10 are original 1966 -1967 cabs. ok.JPG

    Swanson cabs are nice too

    https://swansoncabinets.com/Cabs.html

    The 2x12 combo on the far right next to the red V is a Swanson cab

    OK.JPG
     
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  20. VanillaGorilla

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    I dig your stuff! I love Flying Vs and Marshalls too. Is the red V a 67?
     
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