69 Super Bass - What cabinet?

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  1. wesv

    wesv Member

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    Ok, so I recently purchased a nice 69 100 watt super bass but dont have a cabinet of my own at the moment.

    Preferably, I'd like a nice sized 2x12 with some celestion type speakers but not 100% sure which ones yet.

    Will greenbacks be ok with a 100 watter and 2x12 configuration?

    Any suggestions which path i go down? I could be convinced to get a 4x12 as I also have a 65 RI super reverb I used for smaller gigs and practice etc...

    Thoughts & suggestions welcome!
     
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    • Find a pre-'74 4x12 "B" Cab

    • Find an attenuator set to -6db

    Enjoy...
     
  3. wesv

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    Unfortunately I'm in Australia so late 60's or 70s cabinets are hard to find...

    Would love a straight front cabinet though. There is a dude selling a AVATAR unloaded 4x12 for a decent price which I could have fun with...
     
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    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    If you want an oversized 2x12 Marshall style cabinet then you want a Stone Age 2x12 "C" cab. Built like a tank and great customer service from John! Celestion Greenbacks in a 2x12 cab = 40 or 50 watts handeling power, your SB would blow them up! Get a pair of Scumback M75 XHP (100watt each) and you'll be set!
     
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    Checked the stone age site, yeh they look nice but once again, Im in Australia so not sure about cost to import a cab.

    thanks for the heads up on greenbacks...
     
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    greenbacks will blow. try 100w scumbacks - m75 and h75
     
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    Thanks Roe.

    Must look into Scumbacks and see if there's an Australian distributer.
     
  8. Scumback Speakers

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    There isn't an Aussie distributor. A 4x12 will cost about $560 to ship to Australia plus the cab/speakers/packing cost.

    I know that because I've just had to confirm two quotes I got six weeks ago yesterday.

    A 2x12 won't cost much less to ship to OZ than a 4x12, by the way. Once it's gone past a certain size, the weight isn't as big a factor.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to go with.
     
  9. JubileeMan 2555

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    ...well, you DID find a '69 Superbass...

    Just saying, I'd treat such a epic amp with equally epic speakers. Maybe go for scumbacks in a 2x12 but keep your eye's peeled.
     
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    True, however in my experience heads have been more readily available than cabinets.

    Thanks for all the comments guys, I'll make a decision soon as I wanna get this thing cranking!
     
  12. big mike

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    2x12 with a couple 65 watt scummies.
    Closed back, M's. Open back, M/H pair.
     
  13. winkofaneye

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    I have a 69 Super Bass Plexi 100 watt.DONT USE 65 WATTERS(Sorry Big Mike) YOU WILL BLOW THEM.Take this from someone who has recently blown 2 G12-65's.You need AT LEAST double the amp wattage.I have so far blown the 2 G12-65's and 1 Scumback H75 100 watt(when paired 2x12 with a V30).I now use 2 x EV12L 200 Watts each TO BE SAFE.I am thinking about trying 2 100 Watt Scumbacks,but slightly afraid to do so.I use alot of fuzz and OD,and the square waves DESTROY speakers! Ask Philip Sayce,Joe B etc.Thats why they use the EV's.

    100 Watt Amp= 200 Watt total load speakers AT LEAST

    Thats why the Marshall cabs of old said '100' on them-you needed 2 to be safe.

    Thanks,SORRY FOR THE CAPITALS!!
     
  14. AndreasG

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    Find a 2x12 jcm 800 cab, put in 2 of the new celestion creambacks with 65 watts each or classic leads or a mix of the two, pull two tubes in the amp and you sshould be fine and very happy without spending a fortune...
     
  15. big mike

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    Or get an avatar with 2x100 watt scumbacks.

    I don't use much fuzz or octave so I didn't think of that.

    Celestion creamback's going to be around the same as scummies if not more IMO.
     
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    Keep it British sounding: get a 2x12 and load it with Fane Medusa 150s (Cs or Ss or a combo of both, to taste). These love the abuse.
     

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