New Cab Day! - Old Peavey "Model 115" cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by nealpolitan, Jul 19, 2013.


  1. nealpolitan

    nealpolitan

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    We have a local auction site that does estate and farm sales and I occasionally scan it for music stuff. One auction last week had some interesting bass gear, including a Daion Power Mark XX MIJ bass, a Fender Bassman 100, and a few other older guitar amps. The Daion was interesting and I've always wanted to try a Silverface Bassman for bass so I bid on them and it looked as if I might win them, so I bid on a few other things that looked interesting, an old Peavey bass cab included. Long story short, the items I was most interested in went for way more than they were worth and I ended up getting the old Peavey for about $30 (+ the gas and time to go pick it up at the auction site, probably another $10 worth).

    I didn't need a new cab, but for $40 invested, it's worth it just to try out and I figure, I can't really lose money on that.

    The cab is listed as 4 ohm on the tag, but when I took the driver out for inspection, it tested on my ohm meter as 8 ohms. The driver is a stamped frame Eminence (speaker code "67") with a shiny aluminum dust cap (which made me think it was Black Widow equipped when I bid on it - there were no pics of the speaker removed from the cab).

    I plugged it in to my trusty old GK 400RB and it sounds great, very "vintage" for lack of a better term. It did seem to be less efficient than my modern Ampeg SVT 1x15 cab, but I thought the sound was rounder and more organic, using the same settings. It was perhaps a little boomy, but there is not one stitch of stuffing so maybe something like that may be in order.

    Anyhow, I thought I'd give my review of this old beast since I couldn't find much using a search. My bottom line is that I think this'd be a great deal at twice what I paid!

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  2. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

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    I bought one of these a few months ago, except mine has two piezo's and an original, working Black Widow.

    It actually sounds great, and gets loud...much louder than the speaker's 150 watts power handling would suggest. Pretty compact. I'm happy with it.

    I got a 2X15 free that has a pair of those square magnet speakers. I tried a pair of Black Widows in it, but prefer the square magnet tone.
     
  3. johnpbass

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    Great deal IMO for $40. Looks in decent shape too - little dust on top but you could probably clean it up fairly easily.
     
  4. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

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    Just sold mine. I put mattress foam in it and had a 3015lf in it, was a great cab under a 210. Then I swapped out an eminence cb158 for an old school sound, and it works great with that. A versatile can indeed, but quite heavy. Good score :)
     
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