So what the #&!! is this cab?

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  1. wildbill59

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    upload_2020-9-20_20-39-1.png upload_2020-9-20_20-39-30.png Just picked this up today for 10 bucks on Craigslist, I had to have it. It's really well built, with little gussets at the seams, and it's as sturdy as can be. It's a 12" speaker cutout, not sure if the 3" port at the top is original or not, the rest of it looks like it came from a factory. It has holes and indentations for a handle on top, really old metal corners and glide feet on the bottom, and 4 wide-set holes in the bottom - amp chassis? Reverb tank? Absolutely no markings anywhere - I thought it might be a Supro, but I can't find anything close. Would love to know the make and mode, but at least it'll make a cool extension cab if nothing else. Now - to change my last name to something that starts with S... upload_2020-9-20_20-39-1.png upload_2020-9-20_20-42-50.png
     
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    That was undoubtedly an amplifier, originally. Controls on the angled section poking through the cutout, main chassis in the bottom with all the tubes and the power supply.) Has kind of a 40's look to it. Cool score.

    I say "undoubtedly," but this is really just guesswork, based on similar items I've seen.
     
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    So cool - nice score!
     
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    It is a pretty rare Sano amplifier cabinet from the very late 1940's/ early 1950's---it has been painted----these early Sano Bass/Accordion/Guitar amplifiers were made in the same style as the very early Michaels/Hull and the early Ampeg bass amps of 1947 to 1951---good score.
     
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    The absence of paint in the hole makes me think it's not original to the amp.

    From the back it's a lot like an old Flot-A-Tone.
     
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    My plans exactly!
     
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