Can I Run My Silverface Vibrochamp Through This?

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  1. corliss1

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    No. Any pre-made adapter like that is not going to be the correct type of adapter as that uses a shielded connection.
     
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    Dang.
     
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    I think the adapter will work fine, it has two contacts that work with the RCA jack. It's not like an instrument cord which has a braided shield. The main thing is you got the speaker cable. Just go for it I say.
    Al
     
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    It will work indeed, I just think the chance of it eventually falling out or screwing up the RCA jack is pretty high.
     
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    Here are the speaker pics.
    Understand that there are several broken off screws on the left side of the cab as facing it from the rear that prevent me from completely removing the back.
    Tried the EZ-out, but to no avail.
    I'm saying this is enough for pics. KIMG1027.jpg
     

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    Please see above pics.
    What are these speakers?
     
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    I don't know anything about the speakers there, but I just knew that cab and amp would sound great together, glad I was right! :)
     
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    67 is an eminence code.
     
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    Thank you for the information
     
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    It would sound great
     
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    A close friend has been playing through one of these for years upon years. He cut a diamond shape to make an open back. With his old Kustom 250, it "can alter heartbeats at 20 paces".
     
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    Eminence from the 16th week of 1969. Alnico magnets.... enjoy.
     
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    If it were meeeee....... I think I would consider shelving the speakers to sell separately, and make a baffle for two new twelves. The market for vintage speakers is better than for the cabs. Probably sacrilege, but oh well.
     
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    In one of my early bands, our bass player had one of those cabs with JBL's that had copper domes rather then aluminum. In an earlier post Whitebeard said they were D-140's. Is that true? I saw a lot of bass players using JBL's back in the '60's and never saw another copper dome. I've never even heard them mentioned by anyone else until now.


    IIRC, the D130 has an aluminum voice coil, the D140 copper. The frames and magnet structures are exactly the same, so they can be reconed from one to the other"
     
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    Voice coil and "dome" (dust cap) are different things. I've never seen a copper dust cap JBL, but that doesn't mean there aren't any.
    Al
     
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    Might be fun for a while but I wouldn't want it. I do not want the volume and sound distribution from a cabinet like that; I don't want to lug it around, and I don't need another refrigerator in my house. I'm sure it will sound good if you verify the actual impedance and if the speakers inside are good, but I am no fan of turning small combo amps, which I like, into junior stacks. I dislike the Champ (except for recording) because the speaker is too small, so almost anything is better for real playing (IMO), but going to 2x15 is extreme, squared, unless you ant to imagine that you're in a Cream revival.
     
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    Sorry, I misread it and thought he was talking about the dome. Yes, my bass player had a stock, new Fender cab with two JBL speakers with copper domes. A factory experiment?
     
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    I’ve never seen copper dust covers, but I keep realizing I have not seen everything.
     
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    Plowboy the OP here

    So here's how it played out.

    Bought it for $200 out the door with a 10 day return window for store credit.

    We've learned the cab was made 4/20/69. Speakers are by eminence made 16 the week of 1969.

    I played my vibrochamp through it.
    And my buddies silverface Princeton and his Peavey JSX.

    The SFVC has a bigger, fuller sound, but not much more volume or headroom.

    Roughly the same situation with the Princeton vs. it's stock form.

    The JSX will blow your boots off! Also found out that the cab itself has a vibration induced rattle once you really put some sound through it. I'm uninterested in chasing that down.

    Ultimately, I determined that the extra sound it gave my VC was not worth the
    Money or hassle of owning this monster piece of equipment.

    All in all it was a really fun experience and I thank all of you for coming along with me.

    Earlier today I returned the cab. No regrets all the way around.
     
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