Originally Posted by BigEarl
So that begs another question. The T-series drivers that I have seen on the interwebs have the word "Epifani" written on the cones, this leads me to believe that the drivers are ceramic since that's what Nick used early on and the T-series cabs that I've seen are on the heavy side. Since this it called a "T-210 UL" is it simply a T-210 cab with Neos instead of ceramics? Or is it a prototype of the UL1 series (before they were known as UL's) with Neos? The GC pic showed a cab that matches the UL1 series, no name on the drivers and no "UL Series 2" on the badge.
All the 't' means is tweeter loaded. The original Epi's were ceramin, heavy as heck, and had the Epifani logo sprayed on the speaker cone. Those haven't been made in years.
The UL series (they weren't called '1' since, well, there was only one UL series when they came out) were the first (as far as I know) production neo cabs available to the bassist. I had one for the first 210UL's and 410UL' of the line back in the day. They were super lightweight, and have a nice does of midrange, and were based on B&C neo drivers. The early production runs still used the 'T' indicator, which was dropped after a while, since all the cabs had tweeters by that time.
The old 'non UL' T cabs were renamed 'NYC' and stuck around for a year or two.
Nick switched to Eminence drivers for the Series II UL's. Still neo, a bit more scooped sounding, with a rounder low end. The earlier ULII's that had the same grill as the original UL's were made in the US andwere the same wonderful light weight. Sometime after the ULII"s were introduced, production was moved to China, and the weight went way up. You can tell the later heavier models (for the most part... lots of crazy variation in these at that time) but the grill, which is the larger holed grill used by the PS cabs.
The ULIII's are heavier yet, and have moved back to ceramic drivers.
The grill badges on the UL cabs tell you what model they are, with the original UL's just saying 'UL' on the badge (versus II, and I assume III... those heavier, ceramic UL's didn't make much of a splash when they were introduced.
Hope that helps.