So, I bought a cab...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Thunderscreech, Dec 6, 2015.

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    Bad back picture. It was late and my phone was dead.
  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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    Maybe have your friend take a better back photo and send it to you?
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  3. I'm getting it from him tonight so I will have time to take all of the pictures that I need to take.
  4. I got the cab, but it's still in my car.took 4 people to move it.

    This is the name plate on the back.
    Sorry this is taking so long to do.
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    This is where the cord comes out
  6. mbelue

    mbelue Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Yeah you're going to want a plate to cover that.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015
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  7. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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  8. mbelue

    mbelue Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Have you pulled the speaker cloth off the front?
    That initial picture in front of the light switches is the best we've gotten for scale.
  9. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    4 people? Those must have gotten heavier with age.

    If you're going to open it up, here's what I would do, assuming you are going to keep it.

    Pull a center speaker out. Check the continuity of the circuits for any bad speakers. Replace any bad speakers. The Ampeg guys can likely suggest a good replacement if needed.

    I would go with the style plate mec suggested (post 2) with both speakon and 1/4" connectivity.
    Also, replace this cable if it is an instrument style cable with a braided sheath. The inner wiring should be 2 strands of heavy duty wire 14 or 12 gauge to the jack plate to wherever this cable is connected to.

    I am assuming this is a sealed cabinet design. Plugging up that air leak where the cable sits through the cab wall is a good idea.

    If you plan on selling it, then let the buyer deal with it.
  10. It's dark here and I have class in 10 minutes. I have pulled the cover off the front, didn't count the speakers, but drink had been taken so I probably forgot to count them. I think its an 8x8, will investigate and report tomorrow.

    Thanks to all for your patience and sagely advice. This is tedious because I live upstairs,narrow stairs, with a sharp turn at the bottom, and thus require assistance when moving it.
  11. Thank you! I'll get on that the moment I get this monster inside my house, which has it's own set of hassles to do.
    This thing is massive. Not as big as an 8x10 however, so it may be an 8x8. Which I didn't check on.
  12. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Yes the 8X8s were a dead heavy cab.
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  13. It changes how my car rides. I'm estimating that it tips the scales at 200 pounds or so.
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Retrofitting a jackplate for that cab should be fairly easy. I would consider doing a speakon jack, but if you really want vintage or have to go 1/4", it wouldn't be hard. If you've got even the most basic soldering skills you could take care of this in no time. From the look of that 'fix' I'd want to go through the wiring on the cab carefully to make sure it doesn't have any other 'ad hoc' fixes.
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  15. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    The 8X8 had a unique look from the front.


    Pretty sure the weight was about 180 lbs. (Stock pics from Google search)

  16. mbelue

    mbelue Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    That's a beast. Reminds me of the V9 speaker arrangement
  17. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Ported design as well. Ignore my comment about sealing the hole.

    I used to think my Acoustic 2x15 106 cab was a beast, but this thing is about 50 lbs heavier. That was *only* 135 lbs. ;)
  18. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Even with a ported cab, an erroneous hole in the back is still a bad idea. So that still applies.
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  19. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Found the 808HE spec sheet, looks like I was 50 lbs heavy on the memory.

    Attached Files:

  20. mbelue

    mbelue Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Yeah but at 37"tall its a DENSE 130lbs.
    Neat stuff.
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