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Q: Type of speakers in early 70s Bassman cab?

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  1. Hatfield92

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    C6A00A49-2588-44CC-8B2D-2B5CAB45307E.jpeg One of my oldest friends, a drummer, has had a 4x12 cab that he’s pretty sure is an early 70s bassman 100. We both love it. My silverface champ sounded like a monster through it.

    Anyway, does anyone know what kind of speakers these came with? He’s pretty handy (a lot more handy than I am) and he’s never been able to get the baffle out for fear of breaking it.

    He says most of the cabs were either 10s or 15s, but this is 4x12, in a diamond shape, all angled towards the center.
     
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    I almost bought a similar vintage Fender cab last year. I believe the speakers in that cab were Oxfords.

    Here are photos that I took of those speakers.

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    I had one of those back in the 70's for bass. It's pretty rare, I think, with the trapezoidal baffle. It sounded good. It was muy largo. I believe it had Fender labeled Emimence speakers, don't recall the designation but the mags were C12N size.
     
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    Pretty sure those are 16 ohm speakers.
     
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    Awesome SG! I caved on these also
     
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    It’s my friend’s. He has two of them. He lives in WV, where I grew up. I live in FL. We’ve seen each other very little over the years, but were best friends in high school. He was the drummer in most of my bands.

    We actually got a little group together to play our 20 year reunion in ‘12. I played my ‘70 Champ (now gone) through that cab, and It sounded spectacular.

    We were chatting online last night, and started talking about the cab. I just got curious about which speakers Fender put in there.

    BTW, anyone got any tips about how he could actually get into the darn thing without breaking it?
     
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    if there are no screws on the back, then it is a front-loaded cab. Pull the grille board off, remove a speaker. If there are screws on the back, pull the back panel....remove speakers.
     
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