marshall 8x10 cab.thoughts

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  1. t.hendrix

    t.hendrix Member

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    I am thinking about getting one of these.using this with a 50 watT plexi head.
    currently using marshall hand wired cabs.
     
  2. chillerthanmost

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    I have one but couldn't stand the stock 10" celestion speakers no matter how many times I tried. With several heads and at several volumes they just broke up too soon and sounded to shrill (maybe there was something wrong with them or they weren't wired correctly when I purchased it). I ended up selling the speakers for more than what I picked up the cab for. Now I'm just waiting until I have some time to build a baffle to hold 4x12's in there. Awesome looking cab. Might work out for different situations with the stock 10's. Just wasn't my taste. Mine also looks like it had a type of particle board stock baffle and plastic handles. So I'm thinking it was a 70's model?
     
  3. rbehm

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    I Have a 1966 8x10 with BB pinstripe grill cloth .Had to replace 5 of the 10's with Celestion 10" GreenBacks . I must say it sounds great,big Tone .Have a '69 Sunn Solaris on it right now ,also have Marshall heads .I dont gig with it because it is to valuable ,it is easily a 9.0 out of 10 condition .Museum quality.
     
  4. Alvis

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    Same here.

    I DID steal the g 10L 35's from two mod.1965 cabs and put em in the 8x10
    Now I can play the 100 watters out of it if desired. I still find it knid of a brite cabinet ,not like the 1965's with he same speakers
     
  5. KeyserZoso

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    Pm sent regarding 1967 Marshall 8x10 cab
     
  6. SatelliteAmps

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    Its an aquired taste. Unmodified, they tend to be a bit brighter, and a bit thinner than a 4x12. I have one, and it is great for what it does, but it does not gve a classic Marshall sound.
     
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    For what they lack in tone they make up in cool.
     
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    :agree
     
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    I've owned two along the way.
    Logistically it's a rough hump with stairs involved, sonically they transition very abruptly from cool guitar to giant kazoo past a certain volume, and on the down side they're overpriced.


    Looking forward to my next one.
     
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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Love to play thru 'em, hate to move 'em and they are way overpriced today.
     
  11. merriweather69

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    My Marshall 8x10 loaded with Celestion pre vint 30 fender prosonic replacement speakers was the best sounding cab I've heard using my '73 small box 1986 marshall head. Amazing, loud, but left plenty of room for the bass in a three piece rock band. Wish I still had it.
     
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    Fabulous cabs. Little hard to get in a "non-van" kind of car though:rotflmao
     
  13. t.hendrix

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    i see a cab company makes them,,,sour mash.... i also see they wiil make them with a 4x12 baffle..i like the way they look.this summer tour i am thinking of using 2 of these. would the 4x12 baffle beef up the tone considering the size over a standard 4x12 cab.
     
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    Very much so.
     
  15. t.hendrix

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    thank you for the input.you would know.
     

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