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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by The Owl, Jun 17, 2008.


  1. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    Me too. Had one with my 370/Cerwin Vega rig in the 70’s. I paid about $2-300 back then.
     
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  2. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
  3. How did you run it? 370 line/monitor out to 300 input to speaker?
     
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  4. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    Yup, and it drove a pair of 8 ohm 1x15 cabs.
     
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  5. Did you run anything from the 370 speaker out?
     
  6. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    An 18” Cerwin Vega cab. Everything ran nice and cool at full bore.
     
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  7. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    I probably wouldn’t do this, but I’ve thought about mounting one of these behind the grill on my 301. On the slanted wood baffle.
    Just a thought. They still cost a lot for what they are.
    68854901-3E8A-41DA-92BE-3B16723CC705.
     
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  8. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    Check out the Greenboy Headcase, a mids-box for similar purpose. Not shrill or sizzly, just upper range of your signal. You build it yourself, with the crossover/freq range you more or less customize.
     
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  9. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    I was thinking about putting it inside the cab, behind the grill. To “hide” it.
     
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  10. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    I have found that the standard 15” speakers are capable of a lot more high end clarity by adding a modern digital eq capable pedal called Xtomp set to a 6 band bass eq patch and and connected like the typical effects circuit out/in jacks on the back of the head.

    I was amazed at the difference it made.
    I was able to add more hi-mid and treble then the amp was designed for and those 15’s produced the desired highs!

    I highly recommend you try this before modding the cab unless you had high frequency drivers laying around already.
    The speakers are capable of much more high-end then you’d think.

    Remember Greg Lake’s trebly tones w/ELP? I watched him get that pick-click treble with a Hiwatt stack (all 12s no tweeters).
    I got my 320/402 to produce sounds way beyond what it would do alone with this eq technique.
    xtomp - Google Search
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2018
  11. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    @StereoPlayer your 18 will sound better also. Those woofers had much more high frequency range then typical.
     
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  12. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    Yup, I know. I just like experimenting!
     
  13. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    I played many clubs back in the day with the 301 and even a single 18” eminence stuffed/squeezed into a small 212 guitar cab sealed back.
    Lots of compliments with that one. Its all fun!
     
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  14. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
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  15. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
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  16. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
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  17. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    I once had a 370 that had a strap handle. Might have been the best sounding one I had...
     
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  18. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    Case may have come from a different model?
     
  19. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    Seeing it's the only one like that I've ever seen, yeah could be.
     

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