Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Rockyrollercat, Feb 23, 2012.
Which Marshall 2x12 cabs were/are made of good plywood?
80's Marshall 1936 and 1966 cabs were plywood with MDF backs.
Any reason you are limiting yourself to Marshall 212 cabs?
So none of the new cabs are plywood? Maybe I should look at something else.
I thought the 1936 was ply. I'm certain the 1960a/b and tv, etc... are ply. I just assumed the 1936 was too.
I have a 2009 1936 and its got plywood. I like it-it's tight.
Mojotone makes some nice 212 Marshall style cabs that are full on birch ply throughout.. and way nicer than a 1936 cab.
I believe all HW cabs are all ply. The cab to keep one's eyes peeled for is the CX2061 which is like a fancier 1966 type diagonal 212.
In the 70s Marshall went cheap and started using fibre board (not even MDF) for the backs in their entire line - except for later cabs that were all MDF. I believe that still holds true. But as said the HW cabs and possibly some other fancier models may have ply backs for authenticity.
Talk about a 2061CX, check this out:
That's a diagonal 2x12 with a tilt back baffle right? $515 shipped unloaded. That birch cost money.
I'd rather have the actually Marshall 2061cx as the Mojotone is going to be similar, or more, money time you load it.
Is that 2061cx in production? Thanks for the advise but, not really looking for a treasure hunt. I found one on fleabay but it's in Greece.
The 2061CX doesn't fit a full size head, if that's an issue.
I believe it's being phased out, but there should be new ones still available. Such a shame... a really great type of cab.
I have a '84 Marshall 1936 2x12 cab and it's made out of Baltic Birch... I think the only ones like that were the ones with the JCM800 tag in the lower left corner, after that they went all to MDF or particle boards... pretty much those were the only ones made of birch if I'm not mistaken.
This is from marshall forums...
Not very clear on which models this would involve. You can assume the budget lines being MDF through and through, their 'normal' lines birch ply w. fibre board backboard and the HW line all birch ply.
Used to have one of those MDF ones and didn't like it.
I just bought a Marshall 1936 Lead here in the UK and popped it open to inspect it.
Mine is ALL birch, even the back cover and front baffle.
I am wondering where all this MFD talk is coming from, the US?
I have a 1936lead that i got in trade, not sure the year, came with the gt75's, assumed it was all ply, but it is all MDF...It still sounds good and is light, and fits a full-size head without mongoloiditis. Since i got it dirt cheap and only use it for rehearsal and gigs it's perfect for me. A couple "x"s of masking tape over the speakers to kill the beams and i'll gig that badboy for many years.....
not all this business about MDF rear panels again. A/B em... then throw the crutch insulation on the ply back panels, hang your head and come back and report.
I did that with my Marshall 2556AV 212 cab and thought the plywood back was a nice improvement on the MDF. I heard a difference. I have tried acoustic foam in guitar cabs before and prefer it out, its too easy to deaden the cab in my experience.
And I am not hanging my head, not sure what you are trying to say with the last half of your post?
I love Marshall 2X12 cabs, I think they are the best, the old ones that is. I have a very old one, but it finally gave up, lost integrity. I have gone to Mojotone. They make great stuff. The 1966B style is a good cab, discussed and linked above, but here is what I think you may want.
The Mojotone Select 2X12 ...
At $245 it is a steel. This is cheap because you can't do any options, it is what it is. BUT it's very very nice and high quality, and most importantly sounds great and has that old Marshall cab feel to it. I like these guys a lot.