1969 Ampeg Flatback/Straightback Cabinet

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by TheDialog, Dec 25, 2012.


  1. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

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    Ultra clean.
    I'm going to be moving in a few months...
    Can't take this with me,
    thus it needs a new home.

    $850 obo

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  2. sleepy_monkey

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    Looks exactly like my old '69. Wish I still had it. These cabs sound incredible.
     
  3. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig Supporting Member

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    I own two Squarebacks. A load to lug but worth it when I do. GLWTS
     
  4. tjh

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    ... you are moving to Minnesota .. right?? :)
     
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  6. TheDialog

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    Yes, how'd you know!? ;)

    I may move to NY/NYC or to the west coast. Not positive yet.
     
  7. ddbassGA

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    Oh I'd love to have that cab. Where are you? (Doesn't show up on my mobile device). Thanks, DD
     
  8. TheDialog

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    It IS possible to ship. We can discuss...
    PM me.
     
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    Ah yes. I sent you something but can't recall what.

    MN, NY, West coast? On average you're moving to Iowa.

    Anyway, bump.
     
  10. d180fuzz

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    Hey Mr. Dialog - you seem very into the old Ampegs there. I've got one of these as well - from all appearances, it's the same as this - straightback, on a caster platform, same nameplate on the back, same positioning of the luggage handles, and 32-ohm CTS drivers (awww!). Best cab I've owned. Mine, however, is devoid of any tolex whatsoever. It was painted black when I bought it back in the late 80s.

    Do you know if they were ever sold this way, or is this just a case of that stuff shredding over time and being eventually removed?

    Also, GLWTS!
     
  11. Oren Hudson

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    As an Ampeg lover, I can tell that they never sold a new one painted rather than tolex covered in the time period. Those were so popular, thousands of bassist used them and dragged them continually. I've bought a couple that the tolex was is shreds. So, I recovered those in correct tolex. Amazing looks. :cool:
     
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    Ahhhh...I dig. Thanks for the info, Oren - guess mine's quite the beater, then.

    Tolex, shmolex!:D
     
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    Could be a good thing - meaning that it was good enough to be used and used and used and used. Covering then becomes a matter of tastes. I'm a purist in those matters and either repair or replace. :cool:
     
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    Are you willing to ship this monster? Or is it local sale only?

    EDIT: I just now saw your post above about shipping. Sorry for the duplicate post.
     
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    How many speakers is it?
     

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