New Cab Day

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Pauly 4001, May 27, 2021.

  1. I just bought an old Dean Markley 115 FH single 15" front loaded ported cab.
    It's loaded with a EV Force speaker and it's in excellent shape:
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  2. Awesome. Looks similar to a MusicMan 115RH Mine sounds best with Ashdown ABM500.

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  3. I LOVE old school!
     
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  4. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Great score!
     
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  5. jza57

    jza57 Supporting Member

    That cab looks like an old made in Irvine, Ca. Randall bass cab. I worked there back in the day for 6 months and remember that aluminum extrusion used on the grille . Randall's version of that cab could be upgraded with a JBL speaker. Very big sounding cab.
     
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  6. The name plate slides off all too easily to rebrand it to a Randall or whatever.
    I’m now wondering if it might need a recone: there’s a slight high frequency buzz above the deep articulate bass.
     
  7. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    "I’m now wondering if it might need a recone: there’s a slight high frequency buzz above the deep articulate bass."

    yA, but does it still buzz above the shallow, muddy bass? Can you still hear it when that boomy port is flapping your pants? I bet it just needs some EQ or perhaps some strategically placed Crazy glue.
     
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  8. pbassnut

    pbassnut Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    I have never seen one of those. It does look like it is almost, if not exactly the same design as the old Music Man 115RH cabs ... only with a set of decent handles and a good EV speaker. Nice score!
     
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  9. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    I agree with the MusicMan similarity. I owned one on the early 80’s.
    It will be very punchy in one low mid spectrum.

    Fortunately I can use much lighter cabinets these days.
     
  10. wmhill

    wmhill Inactive

    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    I've seen several Spectra amps/cabs through the years- but never had the Dea Markley tag on them.
     
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  11. It's got to weigh at least 80 pounds. It was posted twice at $50 but the sellers never responded to emails.
    The third time they posted it on CL they had raised the price to $99 so I offered $75 which was kind of irresistible.
    I now have three separate single 15" enclosures so I should be able to resist in the future:
    A Dean Markley 115-FH
    A Bag End S15D
    A Peavey 15sc which is about the size and weight of a refrigerator and was rescued from a rural curb for free:
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  12. Nancy here was a local and surely knows her stuff and the H85b was probably the intended amp for that series cab:
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  13. wmhill

    wmhill Inactive

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  14. I hadn't noticed actually but that's true.
    And yet even my handles have the Dean Markley logo in a cheap plexiglass insert that's loosely glued in.
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    wmhill Inactive

    Aug 20, 2012
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