Speaker replacement recommendations - 1978 4x10 cabinets

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  1. Tubeman

    Tubeman New Member

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    Greetings. I have two 4x10 Marshall cabs built in 1978. There are a few speakers in them that are dead or sounding poorly. I am a fan of keeping things original or near so. The problem is that the speakers are not easily identifiable. They are plain looking with only ink stamped model numbers on them. If anyone knows what todays equivalent would be I would be most appreciative.

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  2. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    Post photos of them. Start there.

    Speaker choice is a matter of personal taste. I know I'd have no problems at all with some Celestion G10 Greenbacks. I've tried those out and really liked them.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Do you have pictures of these cabs ? I'm trying to remember 4x10's that were made in '78. I'm pretty sure the PA cabs were done by then and the 1965's came out in '86 ? I'm definitely no expert, just curious.
     
  4. Tubeman

    Tubeman New Member

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    In reply to your comment and the one from Mathews Guitars, I have no photos but will post some tommorow, annd Greenbacks were kind of on my radar as a replacement choice. As a side note, many years ago I bought a book called "The History of Marshall Amplifiers" and it was written that Marshall was having some quality control issues withe the Tolex covering. Jim Marshall insisted upon inspecting each cabinet for a while. When I took the back panel off of the bottom cabinet there is a large Jim Marshall signature inside. Also signed by a guy named Doug. I have photos of that.
    Cheers
    Ron
     
  5. VERVEHAMMER

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    Killer, Tubeman,
    "I can only envy, your inevitable success"
     
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    FracStrat Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    DOUG !!!
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  7. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    If you want to keep it all original you can have the speakers reconed
     
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  8. Ken Underwood

    Ken Underwood Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Don't believe all you read about Marshall as most of it is totally inaccurate, as for Jim`s signature then the guys in the Cab` department had it off by heart so i doubt at all if it is a true original, sorry to dampen your hopes.
    In fact Ron read the true story of how Marshall started here www.dudleycraven.com
     
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  9. Gene Ballzz

    Gene Ballzz Well-Known Member

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    I did just notice that Celestion now offers a 10" 45 watt Creamback! Here's a link to a comparison thread of the G10 Creamback vs G10 Greenback:

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/greenback-g10-vs-creamback-g10.2110100/page-2

    A lot of folks seem to like the G10 Vintage, at least in open back situations. If you could find a set of G10L-35s, I think you'd be a swingin' camper. They're only 94db sensitivity, which can be be helpful in this "turn that damn thing down" day and age! Of course, even the loudest of the four (G10 Vintage) is only 97db, although that difference from the 94db might be audibly significant.

    Just Sayin'
    Gene
     
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  10. PentodeLicious

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    The Celestion 10" greenback is a fantastic speaker.
    I also have Celestion G10N-40 in an ENGL 1x10 which is more in the style of a vintage 30.
    Also great speaker but I don't think you can purchase it.

    edit: apparently you can get it at thomann
     

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