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EV TL cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ms747, Jul 15, 2003.


  1. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    hey guys
    im tryign to find where i can buy an old EV TL cab probably a 15inch, in australia. I will be using an old randall head and want an old cab for the classic rock sound, if you coudl let me know that woudl be great
    cheers matt
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The TL cabinets I know about were not actually made by EV, it was rather a set of plans they provided free for the asking that you then built yourself. They had plans for (at least) 12", 15" and 18" versions. A friend built me a 12" and I used it on club gigs for years.
     
  3. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    If you live in Sydney , The Bassplayer have heaps of them. They about $400-$450 each. I see them in the trading post now and then for less.

    They are generally rated at 150watts , newer versions were made with 400watt voice coils, these versions are a bit dearer.
    I find they sound best run full range , they're not great as a sub only. Two TL boxes is a great sounding rig IMO. Four TL boxes is just huge:)
    All you'll need then is your Jands J600 and IVP preamp and you'll have the 'classic rock' sound.


    Have a look at this site , you find some good deals on similar speakers www.cannonsound.com.au

    cheers
     
  4. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    thanks man i will give the bassplayer a call.
    what do you think they woudl run like with an old randall head, and an olp bass with upgraded electronics ive heard it woudl run sweet.
    cheers
     
  5. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I think it should be OK but just to be sure......

    Have you got some details on the Randall head? How many watts, how many ohms? It should all be written on the back of the amp somewhere.

    Last time I was in the Bass Player they had a stack of about 6 or 7 TL's. And they guys in there are cool....
     
  6. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    im going to find the specs on the back of the randall probably tomorrow, doy uo know the specs of the ev?
     
  7. I was in Bass Player Syd today, they have a mountain of tl boxs....audition carefully grasshopper!

    Or you could get the single 18" box i saw in there and leave your bass worries well and truly behind!!!!

    PS< Sydney tbrs why dont we all meet one tuesday night at the Rose of Australia hotel, catch one of the worlds best bass gigs (Jackie Orszacky-Piccolo Bass and MR Dave Symes- P bass bottom end)
    no cover charge and heaps of beautiful girls...
     
  8. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Count me in....
     
  9. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    Sounds good to me:)
    Jackie O is great.

    I had my eye on that 18" (if it's the SWR big ben)
    Any way they wanted too much $$$ for it , typical of The Ba$$player - everything I want is too bloody dear $$$ grrrrr!:mad: service is good though and they're nice blokes.
     
  10. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    Strike me f------g pink!
    Do you live on the Northern beaches Pete?
    You must be that noisey bastard that lives just down the street:D
     
  11. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    hey guys i can get an EV-TL from melsmusic.com.au for $250.
    i will attach a pic
    bassplayer reckons 450 for one!!
    cheers matt
     
  12. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Not me. The people that live upstairs reckon they can't hear anything, so what hope have you got down the street. I've got a heap of sound proofing foam just sitting in the basement doing nothing because no-one seems to be able to hear anything. I must have deaf neighbours...........

    For the record, are you anywhere near Long Reef Beach?


    Careful Matt, some people call anyting with a 15 in it a TL. People see my home made JBL 15 and say "hey look, a TL" which it's not. That pic you posted isn't an EV TL.
     
  13. Looks like we've got us a little Northern Beaches convoy here boyyyyyss,

    Pete-Longreef
    Hannibal- Cant be that far away from pete
    Me at Manly......

    Anyone else?

    PS, Im at Jackie every tuesday so if you guys ever do go pm me and well have a beer.....:cool:
     
  14. By the way....how much is a fair thing for that 18"
     
  15. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    Nah I'm at Warriewood - Mt Druiwood!- where the factories meet the slums:D and the bass boomin I hear occasionaly is someone with a very loud car stereo.
     
  16. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    They wouldn't go below $900 for it. Not sure what a fair price is. I s'pose I would have offered them $500 - and they would have laughed , told me where to go/how to get there;).
    I bought a P audio 18 for $220 , a mate gave me a TL bin and it does the job very nicely. It's a cheap speaker , however it's not $700 worse than that SWR - which is a nice speaker.
    I like the sound (and feel :D) of 18s I think they have their own sound which is hard to replicate using other combinations of smaller sized speakers. Good idea to run a high/mid with 10' drivers though , 18s are slow response.
     
  17. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    The actual model number for the EV TL cabinets (with the EVM 15L speaker) were called the TL-606. I ordered plans for them and had a guy build me two which I put EVM 15L's in and they served me well for many years. They were rated at 200W. I recently sold them for $200 each when I got a pair of 210 cabs.
     
  18. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Actually I think you'll find it's on consignment, meaning the Bass Player are being told how much to sell it for by the current owner.

    That would be the E18-400S, right?

    P.Audio drivers are better than they're price tag suggests.
     
  19. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    thanks pete bass for clarifying that pic
    cheers
    if anyone ever has a cheap good box for sale please let me know,it doesnt have to be an EVTL
    cheers matt
     
  20. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    hey guys it turns out the speaker is a JBL- E140 in an EV style box.
    they want $310 dollars for it including shipping
    what do you reckon
    im a bit hesitant
    cheers matt