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epifani cabs: did i get ripped off ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sixstringpoet, Sep 26, 2008.


  1. i traded someone a bass for these two cabs. the trader told me they were 8 ohms. i looked at the back of the cabs and the writing seems to be tampered with. it looks as though someone tried to make an 8 out of an 4 in the impedance space. please look at these pics and let me know what you think.

    is there a way to tell what the impedance is ?

    cab #1

    DSC00007.

    DSC00008.

    DSC00009.

    cab #2
    DSC00011.

    DSC00014.

    DSC00012.

    thanks for looking and helping.
     
  2. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Valley of the Sun (AZ)
    Take a multimeter, set to ohms, plug a cable into the cab (NOT an amp), and measure the resistance on the multimeter between the tip and shaft of the plug. Or send the S/N to Epifani and ask them.
     
  3. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    looks like an 8 to me.
     
  4. gil_mor

    gil_mor

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sedona, Az
    :"Yea honey, I know we had plans for tonight, but I just have to finish these cabs before I go home... Oh crap... You see what happens when you call me at work?
    "
    :bag:
     
  5. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I seriously doubt that they are 4 ohms. That would be a really, really rare thing to find without custom ordering it.
     
  6. Spencer!

    Spencer!

    Jun 25, 2006
    Seattle
    Owner, Pike Amplification & 3Leaf Audio
    They should be 8, the 110's and 112's are only available in 8ohms.
     
  7. ()smoke()

    ()smoke()

    Feb 25, 2006
    Dallas
    if i were a handwriting analyst i'd conclude those were 8s
     
  8. albass111

    albass111

    Feb 13, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    +1
     
  9. thanks for all of the feedback gang, you have put my mind at ease. thanks again.
     
  10. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Looks like stylish 8's to me.
     
  11. 810wmb

    810wmb

    Jan 29, 2000
    my 2 cents........


    not knowing a thing about those cabs, i can see why you would think they were tampered with.

    looks like a 4 with 2 marks on it...glad others have put yr mind at rest!
     
  12. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    I have to say, the missing serial # from the T-112 looks troubling.
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Put an ohmmeter across the terminals. If they're 8s, it should read around 6 or 6.5 ohms.
     
  14. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    Yeah, use a meter and/or call (or email) Epifani. Nick or Shawn or somebody will give you the answer.

    Should be a mean little stack!
     
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Looks like tampered 4's to me...
     
  16. figuredbass

    figuredbass Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    NYC vicinity
    It looks like the 4 could have been converted to an 8, but only because the person labeling the sticker by hand spaced out and wrote the wrong number, then realized he had to correct it. As everyone said, T-110's were only offered in 8 ohms, so I believe that if someone changed the label, it was an Epifani employee who made an honest mistake who then corrected it. ;)
     
  17. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    looks like nick's handwriting...
     
  18. kangia

    kangia

    Aug 10, 2008
    It's 8 ohm. Do you know the person (seller)?

    Maybe there are some changes made to the original...Somebody cheated me once. Like that. The guy really knew his job. *******.
     
  19. Myth_103

    Myth_103 Supporting Member

    I'd say it's an 8 because if you look closely at all the writing, there is always a dark spot that the tip of the permanent marker left before it was lifted. The 8 only has 1 at the very top. I believe you're good.
     
  20. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    This coming from joker, I'd say you're alright.
     

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