Weight of Marshall cabs

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  1. Derek Ward

    Derek Ward New Member

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    Hi

    I'm trying to find out the weight of a JCM 800 series Bass cabinet Model 1553. Does anyone know where i can look on the internet for this or know the weight of it,

    Thanks
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Your standard Marshall 1960 cab is 80 pounds, any other 4x12's will be in that ballpark.
     
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    210-115 in one? Kinda awesome

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    Ohms mismatch built in??? Maybe less awesome

    I'd estimate weight at 90 - 100 lbs, bass speakers are regularly heavier than their guitar brethren
     
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    Welcome to the MF @Derek Ward :welcome:

    If you own the cab yourself, the sure-fire way to determine its weight is to get on a set of bathroom scales and note your weight.
    Then simply pick up the 1553 and weigh yourself again, making careful note of your new weight.
    Deduct the first measurement from the second and that is the weight of the 1553!

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    (and here is a link to some chiropractic advice for afterwards: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chiropractic/#:~:text=Chiropractic is a treatment where,not a conventional medical treatment.)
     
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  5. Scumback Speakers

    Scumback Speakers Well-Known Member

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    Your basic Marshall cab is around 80 lbs with G12M's in it (G12-65, G12T, etc), but you need to add 11-12 pounds for a cab with G12H's, V30's or similar heavy magnet speakers. I just sold a 71 checkerboard straight cab with G12H30-55's in it and it weighed 95 lbs packed. My packing comes in at 3-4 lbs since I use Insulfoam to pack around my cabs.
     
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    That works better with cats and 1x8 combos
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Hey, btw... anyone know if it's a dimensions/grip thing, an instinct thing, or an age thing? I can DISTINCTLY recall that, in my teens and 20s, 100-120lbs never seemed particularly daunting --- at least when manhandling females in that weight bracket


    But now - despite my shirt and pant size, bathroom scale, and fairly ripped reflection in the mirror telling me that I am undoubtedly and objectively in better shape than I ever was as a chubby lazy youth - shifting guitar cabs or other ~100lb crap like prepackaged shelving kits from a box box store or 2 packages of flooring in one go SEEMS A LOT LESS EASY????
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    when running full-range, there's a crossover inbetween the 2 ½'s of the bi-amp. Full range stays 8 ohm, but, when you bi-amp, you should match the individual impedances...
     
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    "Full range" seems to be referring to all frequencies, not "all speakers engaged" though


    ...or not? Can't tell. But it doesn't list a separate ohms value, so it just reads like a suggestion to use that side for a single-out amp
     
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    it shows 8 ohm for either 15" only, or full-range...

    I was just looking up spec's on a similar set-up, it is a full range monitor speaker, that someone was selling, but it sold right away, because the guy was offering an extremely low price.

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    here's a write-up: (on the neo version)
    https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/gea...dio-engineering-apex-neo-1200xd-stage-monitor

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    but, listening to speaker designers on other forums, they always say, that, when you have a crossover, you ignore the crossover & driver on the other side. You go by the bottom driver, that is running full range. Usually just a resistor to cut off the damaging lows to the mid/treble drivers...

    Depends on the overall design. measure the full-range jack to be sure, but, the plate indicates 8 ohm for either full or bottom...
     
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    I usually go to Sweetwater or a place that sells what your after and look up the product in question. Check the specs and there you have the size and weight. ie: a 1960A cab w/ 4 G12T-75's comes in at 80.25 lbs.
     
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    Wow, i dated a babe that had 64 F cups and each can weighed 40 pounds! That's like carrying a 4x12 on your chest! I have new respect for these women.
     
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    wow, that's too big.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL. Oh yeah, if she dropped one on your head you'd have a concussion.
     
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    boobs that big ONLY get even worse over time. Even on a 20 year old they aren't good.

    5 gallon bucket of water (5x8=40) is 40 pounds. Imagine that.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't have to imagine..................:D
     
  17. Derek Ward

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    I'm selling this amp and head as it's to big for my wee practice room and i've had loads of time wasters. For £200, i think its a bargain. thanks for all the replys. Cheers
     
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    200 GBP? That's way too low
     
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    Hey, yo, Derek.... Where you at? You probably ain't anywhere near 'Vegas, right? I'd sure love to get my hands on a cab like that.
    Now the way I understand the cab ohm in question is this:
    Marshall head throws @ 4ohms
    Cab has 2x10 @ 16ohms and 1x15 @8ohms - SEPARATELY, BUT....
    Connect the three speakers by plugging into BOTH input jacks at once,1L & 1R,
    which makes the 2x10 @ 16ohms become an 8ohm load (L) & 1x15 is an 8ohm load, (R) & when the 2- 8ohm (L + R) loads are tied together they become a 4ohm load, which the head is built to do, so "YEAH, Ohms mismatch built right in" fully on purpose. At least, that's the way I think I remember it working.
     
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    Yes, yes, and yes. But unless you have enough reach to comfortably bear hug a cab, you’re basically straight arm lifting it from the side handles.
     

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