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worth it? convert Marshall 5210 to 1x12 ext cab

Discussion in 'Cabinets & Speakers' started by joe_cpwe, Sep 7, 2021.

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Marshall 5210 amp and cab future....

  1. convert to 1x12 ext cab, the amp sucks anyway

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  2. sell the thing as-is and pocket the cash, the amp sucks

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  3. fix the amp, restore it completely, and list on Reverb as a grail for $500

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  1. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    The 'amplifier' needs work, it works but is unusable due to noise. I can unload it as-is, and hypothetically use the $$ for a cabinet or something else.

    Would it sound pretty good or is it sort of ridiculous since you can look around and see, for example, new offshore (Harley Benton) 1x12 cabs loaded with with Greenback or V30s for under $200. Plus there's the used market.

    Would it be worth doing the work to keep it, and make into a 1x12 ext cab sound wise?

    I have other cabs...a 1x12, 1966a 2x12 and 1965a 4x10.

    I think the 5210 would look good as a 1x12, but this needs grill cloth, a new baffle, and a speaker (I have a couple). For the time and money I could get something else, or just forget the whole thing and get rid of something else that's been cluttering the house...
     
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  2. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Just build or buy a cab if you want a cab.

    Combos aren't exactly designed to be quality cabs anyway
     
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    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    Sell it and use the cash towards another purchase.

    I bought my 5010 to convert into a 4010...but it sounded too good!
     
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    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    Hold onto it til a 5010 chassis pops up .....
     
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    Gunner64 Emotional Support Animal Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't destroy the 5210..that amp shouldn't suck. It aint the holy grail, but it aint a bad amp when working! Not to mention the handle and pointer knobs if it has them are worth a small fortune to someone who needs them.

    Myself I'd restore it and just buy a cab.
     
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