Thanks for the replies!
Originally Posted by BassmanPaul
If the cabinet is hosting Altecs, nothing you do will make it any lighter. i'm unsure of what you actually did to the cabinet - the metal plate bit especially.
Like Beansy posted, it was part of a set. A solid state amp, with I suppose the preamp in the head and the power amp inside the cabinet. I took out what ever it was that was in the cabinet. I guess it was a power amp, and replaced it with a metal panel with a 1/4 jack for the speakers.
Yeah, it still weighs a ton. It never was a very loud setup when I used it with my V4B. I had no idea how to use equipment back then. I lugged that beast around town and up and down stairs so many times back in the day. I'm a little smarter now. Very little.
We are certainly living in the golden age of bass amplification right now.
Maybe I'll give it a run on Craig's list to see if any aspiring weight-lifter bassists have interest. :P