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I Used To Haul This Around Town - Vintage Content

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 57pbass, Jan 21, 2021.


  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
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    1970’s Alembic B-15 birch cabinets.
    And my trusty P Bass.
    I will be doing some work on these cabinets to restore them a bit.
     
  2. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Why haul around the empty cab?
     
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  3. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes

    Dec 20, 2019
    Is the amp heavier than both cabs (loaded, of course)?
     
  4. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    The both cabs were loaded with
    JBL K 140 & 145 - 15” speakers.
    They did weigh more than the head but were not too difficult to move since they have handle and we always had dolly’s.
    The head in that case was easy to wheel around.. we always tried to minimize the amount of lifts.
     
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  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Wow! My very first rig (mid 70's) was a Traynor YB head (don't remember the model) and a matching Traynor 2x15. Lugging that around was not fun. I went to a Peavey combo amp, then a Fender combo until the early 2000's and went back to separate head and (smaller) cabs.
     
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  6. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    There weren’t too many lightweight options back in those days ..
     
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  7. BasturdBlaster

    BasturdBlaster

    Feb 19, 2012
    Crandon WI
    I really like seeing those cabs! :thumbsup::)
     
  8. I used to carry two SVT heads, two 8x10 cabs, and two P-Specials everywhere back in the 80s.

    :help:
     
  9. Popps

    Popps

    Nov 26, 2009
    I had a similar rig back then. SVT with 2-2x15s loaded with SROs.
    I liked it better then the single 8x10
     
  10. fretone1

    fretone1

    Mar 21, 2010
    Those weren't the days! Back in the 70-80's, I used to slug around a Cerwin Vega 18" in a Voice of the Theater cabinet loaded with the 18" facing rearward and 10" facing forward. Used an old acoustic 370 amp to power it up. I'm tired just thinking about them....
     
  11. Had the same but mine were loaded with EV’s....was never smart enough to put wheels on them.....

    JB
     
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  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Did the one on the left seem louder?
     
  13. CosmicRay

    CosmicRay Supporting Member

    I had a Sunn 200S back in the day. Two 15" JBL D140F's and the head was about 50-60lbs. What a rig that was!
     
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  14. 2112

    2112

    Apr 30, 2005
    Three identical Trace Elliot AH400SMX-1048H-1818T stacks, plus a full effects rack, plus up to 4 basses.

    I always prayed that my casters and dollies would never fail me.

    Today I worship the patron saint of class D amps, pedalboards, direct interfaces, and in-ear monitors.
     
  15. tekhedd

    tekhedd Tone chaser Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Colorado, USA
    Owner/operator of BYTE HEAVEN
    What's this "used to?" I know someone who still does. :D

    I mean, yeah he's crazy. I'm all about the Barefaced micro cabs and stuff. But, you know...
     
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  16. 9Thumbs

    9Thumbs

    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    I'd post a photo if I hadn't spilled half a cup of coffee into my PC. I don't have my pictures here and don't really understand my wife's PC anyway
     
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  17. drumvsbass

    drumvsbass

    Aug 20, 2011
    Winnipeg
    thunder much? jeez. So awesome.
     
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    "I used to haul this around"

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  19. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    On one of his YouTube videos he tells a story about a tour he was on and he had a rig like this one pictured. The crew at the venue set up his massive amp thinking it was the PA. @5:50
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2021
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