Marshall Cabs...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by gtr777, May 17, 2008.

  1. gtr777

    gtr777 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking to pick up a used 1960B Marshall cab, is there any difference between an 800 series and a 900 series? I found a store that has one of each for sale. They both have the 75 speakers yet the 800 series cab is priced $250.00 more. Is it just because it's older or is it built differently?
     
  2. big mike

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    *I* think the 800's are better built, but I don't think it's 250 bucks difference.
     
  3. gtr777

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    Any other opinions????
     
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    Yea the 800 is better built but like Mike says $250? The 900 has MDF or particle board for the trim boards around the front the baffle screws into that board and it doesn't hold nearly as well as the solid wood they used on the 800. Still sound wise I doubt you can hear the difference if the baffle is tight. If you're going to be dragging the cab around the difference is worth something if the cab is just going to sit probably not.
     
  5. gtr777

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    Thanks guys...
     
  6. GrecoVee

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    800 series cabs are built better, they sound better (tone wise) and best of all.........There's nun of that stereo switching crap!!!
     
  7. SkipTracer

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    They do come with different speakers. JCM800 cabs came with G12-65s, up until 1983 I think. (I have one of those.) After that, for a short period, they used the G12M70 before the T75 was introduced. You can usually tell by the wattage rating on the tag next to the input jack (260 vs. 280 vs. 300 W), but some cabs do have the wrong tag, so be sure to remove the back panel to see what's in there.
     
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    That's some good info from Southbay Ampworks that I have bookmarked some time ago:
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/archive/index.php/t-356166.html
     
  9. gtr777

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    This is some great info...greatly appreciated!! I'll see if I can take that back off the 800 cab they have and see how it's built.
     

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