Swanson highlight 2x12

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  1. HeeHaw

    HeeHaw Member

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    It looks similar to a 1936 Marshall cab. Does anyone have any experience with these cabs? They look really nice and appear to be a quality piece. The price looks right as well. :cool:
     
  2. Spentmusic

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    Hi Heehaw,

    Glad you are checking out the hylight 2 x 12. It is a bit different then the 1936 in that it is made out of 3/4 baltic birch (100%) and has the HiWatt styling and large 1.5 inch radius on the front. Could be made with any type look, I just happen to like this much better then the small HiWatt 2 x 12 they build to go with there combo amplifiers as an extension speaker.

    There are a number of them out there. Send Mark Huss a message as he has one. mark@mhuss.com

    Email me with any questions. But we aware I'm out of town tomorrow/Friday till Monday afternoon and won't be able to respond till then.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Jeff Swanson
    SpentMusic
    www.dst-engineering.com
    www.swansoncabinets.com
     
  3. Sean Doty

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    I can't comment on the Hylight, but I just want to give some props to my man, Mr. Swanson. He built me a beautiful 2X12 (style 1, I believe) a few years ago and without hesitation I can say it has been my "go to" cab ever since it arrived on my porch. Hear's an older pic:

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    Quality stuff to be sure!
     
  4. HeeHaw

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    Thank you for responding Mr. Swanson. Been looking for a Marshall style cab to go with my Reinhardt for a while now. I'll send you an email next week.


    -Rich:)
     
  5. dbeeman

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    For Marshall style cabs, Jeff is hard to beat

    I have a Bluebreaker type 2*12 that is very light and resonant. - different than what you are thinking of, but
    I don't think you can go wrong with the quality of construction and customer service. on any Swanson
     
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    This thread deserves a pic from your website!

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    It looks like a nice alternative to the weight of a 4x12, too.
    Very cool!
     
  7. HeeHaw

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    That is the very cab that got my mouth watering to start with!:cool:
     
  8. raz

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    Jeff Swanson's work is stunning. It may LOOK vaguely similar to a Marshall 1936 in a photograph, but the comparison ends there.

    I have owned both. Experienced in person, the 1936 couldn't hold a candle to a Swanson.

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  9. HeeHaw

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    I'll agree with you. I had a 1936 but hated the way it sounded. I took the back off and discoverd that nearly the whole cab was made of chipboard or OSB. I figured that, coupled with the GT12-75's is why it sounded so lifeless.:(
     
  10. RichSZ

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    Jeff does awesome work. Here are my two cabs (another head cab I have is not pictured).

    Great build quality and great tone.

    Black cab is a 2x12 with dimensions of 28x22x12 with a slanted baffle. Huge sounding cab. Unfortunatley, I sold this one to buy the matching cab for my /13 amp...if only Jeff could of gotten some maroon tolex.

    The blue amp is another awesome Swanson creation, a 2x12 18 watt combo. I built the amp, Jeff did the cab. That amp sounds killer if I do say so myself.

    I highly recommend Swanson for your cab work.

    :dude :dude

    -Rich


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  11. Spentmusic

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    Hi HeeHaw,

    I've been away since Thursday night and not sure if my auto reply was working or not. Back in the shop tomorrow morning and I guess right now!!! LOL

    Thanks for the kind words guys!!! I'm doing this full time so let me know what you need!!

    Regards,

    Jeff Swanson
    SpentMusic
    www.dst-engineering.com
    www.swansoncabinets.

    PS - Up coming reviews on DST amps in ToneQuest Reports, Vintage Guitar Magazine and still off a bit but coming, Guitar Player Magazine.
     
  12. raz

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    ...and I bought it. That black one is the one I was talking about above. It DOES sound huge.

    Thanks, Rich!

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