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What to do with a neutered Ampeg SST cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Goatrope, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Goatrope

    Goatrope

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    I got this cabinet when I was a mere piker back in the mid 70s. It was a 4x12 and I used it as a bass cabinet for my V4B of that era. I didn't know what I had, so in a moment of genius, I removed the cabinets internal electronics and replaced with an aluminum plate.

    I stopped using it in the 80s and it's basically sat in a room ever since.

    Now that I've got all this modern cool lightweight gear, I was wondering what the heck to do with this thing. Do you think it's worth finding a more modern 4x12 cab with blown speakers and doing a swap? Maybe sell the speakers? Find someone with a sentimental heart for the old SST?

    I don't know anything about building cabs but this SST cab has Altec Lansing something or others in it. It still weighs a ton and not likely to use this thing in its current form.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on this?

    Thanks for any comments!
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
  3. beans-on-toast

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    It's a cool cabinet. Here is some info on it. Check out this King Curtis video with Jerry Jemmott on bass. I believe he was playing through an SBT with 215 cabs. Same series as the SST.



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  4. Goatrope

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    Thanks for the replies!


    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

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