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Marshall 1965A 4x10 cab opinions?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by scout2112, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. scout2112

    scout2112 Tele-Meister

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    ... Celestion G10L-35's. The consensus on 10" speakers seems to be you either love them or you hate 'em. I saw a Marshall 1965A 4x10 cabinet in a local music store that looks relatively small and lightweight. I've seen a few comparisons that have left me on the fence and unsure about pulling the trigger on it. I'm a little worried about the tone being too boxy compared to its 12" brethren. Anyone have experience with this cab (or the 1965B)?
     
  2. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
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    ...but, how would 'she' handle a 12-inch or 15-inch JBL (no innuendos implied).
     
  3. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I can love some vintage Celestions. I have yet to hear a made in China Celestion-labeled speaker that makes me want to spend money on one. Ommv.
    And....there is nothing about the diameter of a speaker that defines the sounds that it will make, ime.
    The best way to have what you personally like is to play it and then spend the money if you like it, imho.
     
  4. scout2112

    scout2112 Tele-Meister

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    Agree - I was in a hurry and didn't have time to check out how it sounds... I wanted to do a little research before I trek back over there (it's an hour drive).
     
  5. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's

    Jan 24, 2011
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    I had a Marshall 1965 cabinet many years ago and loved it. I wish I still had it. I'd rather have a 4x10 than a 4x12.
     
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  6. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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  7. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2017
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    thats a great cab..it is very punchy. plexi was fantastic with it and 3203 also..here is a lightweight rig 3203 stack.jpg
     
  8. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I personally love them. I really wish I still had mine. They’re getting pretty hard to find.
     
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  9. gusfinley

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    They made a model 1966A and 1966B in 2x12 format akin to the 2061CX. If you like the size, but not the sound and the price is right a sheet of plywood could get you a 2x12.
     
  10. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

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    Oh, the Artist... another amp I wish I had kept. Such a brutal-sounding amp.
     
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  11. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
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    Off topic, but I’ve owned four different 3203 heads. I consider that quite an accomplishment since they only made about 400 of them. Some of my favorite amps ever. If I still needed tubes in my amp, I’d probably still have one.
     
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  12. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    and the most surprising chimey cleans
     
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  13. scout2112

    scout2112 Tele-Meister

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    Sounds interesting, I'm going to go check it out. Most important for playing live is how the guitar sits with rest of the band, and what I've read elsewhere is this cab has exactly what's needed to cut through the mix.
     
  14. stevemc

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    my opinion is that i would like one.
     
  15. itstooloudMike

    itstooloudMike TDPRI Member

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    I love the 1965A/B cabs. They are a little more focused than the 4x12 cabs, and work especially well with amps that push more bass. They sound fantastic with a good 50-watt Bassman head. My dream rig would be two 1965B cabs sitting side-by-side, and a JTM-45 head.
     
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  16. Slip Kid

    Slip Kid Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    That’s what I use mine for. I’ve been looking forward to getting my Bassman head back from being restored and plugged back in. I bought my cabinet back in the late ‘90’s for around $300. I liked the compactness and lightweight. It fit nicely in my car the few times I played out.

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  17. slide

    slide NEW MEMBER!

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    I have paired my 66 bassman with the 1965B cab for years, sounds fantastic
     
  18. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Tele-Holic

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    I'd like to get the 2-12 1966 version to use with my '69 Fender Bandmaster Reverb. I like the diagonal speaker arrangement of the 12's.
    Al
     
  19. gusfinley

    gusfinley Tele-Meister

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    Mojotone sells a diagonal 2x12 like the 1966 in top and bottom versions. There are built like the 2061CX are are 26" wide instead of 24" like the 1966.
     
  20. zombiwoof

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    Yes, I've seen those, I need to measure my BMR head again to see how wide it is. I would like it to fit the top of the cab. I think the 26" will be about right.
    Al
     
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