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Help Identifying Old Ampeg Cabinet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ben Huested, Jul 7, 2020.


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  1. Ben Huested

    Ben Huested

    Jul 7, 2020
    Hi everyone, first post. I found this old Ampeg cab at a charity shop the other day and picked it up. There's plenty of information available on these old amps and cabs but I can't seem to find this specific cab mentioned, with the little red logo next to the normal ampeg logo. I'm assuming it's a mid to late 60s B15nc cab from the markings (duh) and the fact that it has a speaker with a large square magnet, which apparently dates it from at least '65 (?), but the serial number doesn't make sense to me, as well as the little red logo. Sorry for the fuzzy photos but that's the best that I can do right now. 20200707_175254.jpg 20200707_175254.jpg 20200706_141644.jpg
     

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  2. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    well, don't know about the cab model but that added red logo sure looks like a Mistubishi Motors logo to me
     
  3. Ben Huested

    Ben Huested

    Jul 7, 2020
    Lol I knew it looked familiar! It's stuck on there just as good as the actual logo is too.
     
  4. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    Looks to me like a late '64, early '65 B-15N double baffle cabinet. As previously mentioned, the Mitsubishi emblem doesn't belong.
     
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  5. How much did you pay?
     
  6. Ben Huested

    Ben Huested

    Jul 7, 2020
    I'll be honest it was literally $10
     
  7. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    You made out REALLY well. Congratulations on your find.
     
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  8. Ben Huested

    Ben Huested

    Jul 7, 2020
    Thank you! I'm going to call the store tomorrow and see if they happen to have the amplifier head, but I have a sick feeling that if they did it was already thrown in the dumpster like most of the old electronics they get donated, seeing as their policy is to trash anything they can't fully test.
     
  9. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass Inactive

    Sep 14, 2010
    Lol , mystery solved.

    You really gotta love Mitsubishi to do such a Mod.
    I'm sure there is automotive fans out there that love the brand.
    But no thanks.
    Should be a beautiful cab after the removal
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Worth a shot, but it could have been orphaned, too. That's a really stupid policy, BTW. Then again, so is selling a cab like that for $10. Doesn't do the charity much good.
     
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  11. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Montreal
    10 bucks, wow!
     
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  12. Wesley R

    Wesley R Gold Supporting Member

    Someplace, someone reading this post wishes they were you.

    Congrats!
     
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  13. Well that someone is me :drool:
     
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  14. Yeah...... ME!
    Nothin but cracked coffee cups at my local Goodwill.....sheesh!
     
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  15. Does the top panel that buckles on have any screw holes in it like something (like an amplifier section) used to be attached? I'd definitely go back to the Goodwill and ask around about it. You wouldn't believe the stuff that used to end up on the floor at Goodwill. Now that they have shop goodwill online the stuff usually ends up there instead of stores. Nice score!
     
  16. cuth

    cuth Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Massachusetts
    I'll give you $20 for the cab and you can double your money. Haha.
    Great score.
     
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  17. Ben Huested

    Ben Huested

    Jul 7, 2020
    Yes, it has the flip top part where the amp would've gone. But I bought it from a local "Love Inc" store, not a goodwill. I plan on visiting them again today before 4 oclock, fingers crossed.
     
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  18. Ben Huested

    Ben Huested

    Jul 7, 2020
    I just looked but there was no amp in sight. They even let me into a back room to check, which is pretty cool and definitely something the bigger chain stores wouldn't allow. I'm still happy with the cab it's just that now I have to find something to use it with!
     
  19. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    tip them another $10., geez.
     
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  20. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    The tube Ampeg 50W amp should pair nicely. Or it would look nice next to my B15N. :)
     
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