Found on Craigslist - Acoustic 402 2x15 bass cab (NCD)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Justice, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    This popped up on the local craigs for $50. Speakers are (not original) blown but the cab is overall good shape for its age. I have a couple of brand new 15s I can throw in it. If it sounds good, great. If not I'll research other speakers for the cab.

    Dose anyone know where I can get more of the black caps that the amp feet are supposed to sit in? The cab is missing three of them.


    Need to find these caps

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  2. Nice cab! With car subs it would have sounded bad anyway. Those cups look different than on the 106/107 cabs. IIRC Fender cab cups worked just fine.
  3. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    yea, i have a feeling when I pull those out they are going to say MTX on the back of them :laugh:
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  4. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Did a search for those cups but I'm not finding anything..

    And I noticed I transposed the model number, it is a 402, not a
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  5. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Take a look at . Several years back, a member by the forum name of Pirk, had a bunch of these made and forum members bought most, if not all, of them. He may still have some or had some more made. Look for him on the forum. Another possible source is Tony in Florida. Last address I had for him is [email protected]. I may have some of those put back, but not sure where at the moment, so if you have no luck, check back with me.

    Not sure what speakers were in there originally, but my 1973 106 cab has original Eminence with the metal dust cap that has the opening in the middle. I also could have some of those or CTS period correct 15's put back somewhere.
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  6. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Nice cab, congrats!
    Put some good speakers in there and it will sound great.
    I still have mine. It needs a lot of work though.
  7. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    I had one of those and it sounded way better after I lined it with knobbly foam.
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  8. bottomend!

    bottomend! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Great deal on a classic cab. Load it with a couple of Eminence 15's and you'll be good to go. If you can find a pair of JBL M151's for a good price you'll be blown away with the sound that comes out of this thing.
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  9. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Yup! I used polyester batting on my old acoustic 408 and it improved the sound greatly.
    That cab looks in fair condition, it would be a hell of a good cab with a pair of Fital PR400's.:)
  10. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Sweet cab. I play pretty every single one if my gigs with a 402 with the white capped Eminence speakers. Love it.

    Question for the guys who have lined theirs with foam. How is the sound changed?
  11. If nothing else, it sure looks cool.
  12. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Loses some harshness in the top, still has the top, just smoother, more pleasant sounding.
  13. Back in the late '70s I used this cab and replaced the stock drivers with EV 15s. It sounded great coupled with the 450 head. Loud, clean and pretty portable despite its size.
  14. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Also tames some of the boominess with heavy bass notes.
  15. I had one about 10 years ago. It was one of the best sounding cabs I've ever had. One of the speakers was blown and it was noticable at certain frequencies. I had the speakers re-coned and when I got it back it sounded horrible.
    All of that great midrange response that it originally had was sucked out of it.
  16. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Istanbul...not Constantinople Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Ok...I'm sorry OP but I hate you now :(

    Good find on that cab! Jealousy is what fuels that hatred btw, it hurts even worse that it was in Houston as well!! No room for it with my Fender Rumbles though. Yeesh, again congrats on a killer find at a killer price.
  17. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    It will be a beast with some good speakers. How is the weight?
  18. Great score!
  19. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    I got some foot cups for my 301 from Pirk about six months ago. He only had a few left at the time.
  20. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    If it sounds good with my current setup (Peavey TB-Raxx into a Crown XLS1000 Drivecore bridged) then I'm probably going to get one of the new Micro heads that is supposed to coming out soon to pair it up with..