Early EV B215-M cab - what speakers are these?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Destructobot, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Destructobot


    Jul 22, 2008
    I have a line on an early B215-M EV cab. It's a 2x15 + 6" midrange. The guy says he bought it new in 1978, which surprised me because I thought these had EV-15L's, which I'm fairly sure weren't made until the early 80's. I asked if he'd pull one and take a photo, but he said it's a huge pain to get the grill off. He's had one of the speakers reconed and said that they're "B15's." I've never heard of an EV B15. I know some of the later B215-M's came with EV-15B's, which are basically a 400w version of the 15L, but I doubt that's what he's referring to. He said he remembers the magnets being square, but wasn't sure since it's been a long time. The drivers are going to make or break this deal on my end, anyone got a guess what they might be?

    Here's a photo:

  2. fu22ba55

    fu22ba55 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Here's the list of 15" EV speakers that OC Speaker recones... my guess is that it has to be something on this list?

    15" EV EVS-15SF 560405000, 151919
    15" EV EVS-15FR 560257001, 151834
    15" EV 85607C, 151666D
    15" EV Force 15
    15" EV EVM15L, B - SII & Pro
    15" EV SRO
    15" EV SP15 (cloth edge w/o whizzer)
    15" EV 815-3182
    15" EV Eliminator
    15" EV DL15 Series
    15" EV DL15W Series
    15" EV DL15X Series
    15" EV SX Series
    15" EV DVX3150, DVX-3150, 3150
    15" EV 301583001, 301177023
    15" EV EVX Series

  3. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Take a handle or jack plate off and shine a flash light in. Not rocket science.
  4. Destructobot


    Jul 22, 2008
    Yeah that's true, but the cab is a 2+ hour drive from me so I want to be sure before I leave the house.
  5. jarrod cunningham

    jarrod cunningham

    Apr 24, 2007
    sylacauga alabama
    spector basses
    My cab from the same era had 18b's in it , so 15b's sound right to me
  6. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Ask him to do it then. Handle or jack plate shine a flashlight and snap a few pics.

    If you're gonna drive 2 hours and pay more than 50 bucks for it, you might as well have the speaker data :0
  7. tifftunes

    tifftunes Guest

    If he had one of the drivers reconed, the driver should be on a rec'pt. Have him scan or photograph that receipt and email that to you. You can call the store that reconed the driver and ask what it is.
  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    I've owned several EV15b's. Probably them. Great speakers and great cabinet.
    jimmykicker likes this.
  9. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    EVMs came out in the early/mid '70s. My first cabinet (purchased from my bass teacher) had 15 in. EV SROs in it, but I almost bought a EVM 15L first (back in about 1975).
  10. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    EV series II 15B or 15L had round magnets, as did the Pro Line series or the Force series. Sometimes they had magnet covers that had the EV emblem and some nifty retro looking "cooling fins".
  11. 5sicks


    Sep 27, 2010
    Here's pics from the handle hole for all the experts and non- believers to see. This rocket surgeon is bdislexic ...they are 15b

    Attached Files:

  12. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    I'll be in my bunk.
  13. andertone

    andertone Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Southwest USA
    I have that exact cabinet/ EV 15B's, 200 watt version

    I will be strapped on top of mine, and set out to sea afire
    when I die, never sell it

    edwinhurwitz likes this.
  14. Destructobot


    Jul 22, 2008

    Sold. I'll call the guy tomorrow.
  15. 5sicks


    Sep 27, 2010
    My cab came with 15b's. The later ones may have15L's. Mine also came without the EV logo painted on the grill...it had a small logo plate glued to the bottom right corner witness by the yellow glue spot in the picture above.
  16. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Man I wish I felt that way about ANY of my gear!
  17. Destructobot


    Jul 22, 2008
    I picked up the head and cab today. Thanks Tom!


    Before cleaning


    Midrange control on the front


  18. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009

    Now, thats a classic rig...
  19. mikepaulhamus


    Jun 26, 2011
    I have this same cab this cab sounds way better than any 810 cab, amazing sound with great low end too. the speakers in my b215m are 200 watts ev 15 L's with the heatsinks on the magnets which make them handle 400 watts. the voice coils and speakers are exactly the same as the 200 watt ones they just added a heatsink to keep the voice coil running cooler. they have been making both versions since 74' not the 80's. if you find one of these cabinets you buy very fast. they are the best ever made and will blow away any new production cab. I run a ampeg svt vr all tube head with a american custom fender jazz bass with lindy fralin pickups the best tone ever, di'addario nickle 105-50's
  20. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

    Oct 24, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.