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Marshall cabinet identification

CK6

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Do any of you know what year it might be? I assume 1976 or so.

thanks!
 

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fernieite

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That's it for pics?

It looks like a straight bottom cab. (B) It looks like large checkerboard cloth, but way too new looking. Replaced?
 

Reddart

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Does it have metal or plastic handles? Serial number plate on the back? That might help identify the year.
 

CK6

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That's it for pics?

It looks like a straight bottom cab. (B) It looks like large checkerboard cloth, but way too new looking. Replaced?
For now yes, I’m going to the store to check it our tomorrow.

Not sure about the cloth, but do you think it looks inconsistent with the rest of the cab?

Does it have metal or plastic handles? Serial number plate on the back? That might help identify the year.
I’ll find out to tomorrow as they didn’t have any more information. Speakers aren’t original though from what I understand.
 

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Yeah, as I said before, the cloth looks too new for the age and condition of the cab. That's not a bad thing; just an observation...

It also looks like it's missing the white piping around the front of the baffle. It's obviously missing the 11" (?) plastic Marshall logo.
 

CK6

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Yeah, as I said before, the cloth looks too new for the age and condition of the cab. That's not a bad thing; just an observation...

It also looks like it's missing the white piping around the front of the baffle. It's obviously missing the 11" (?) plastic Marshall logo.
OK thanks!
 

DutchRay

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It looks a lot like my old 90's 1960BX, those came with Celestion greenbacks and checkerboard grillcloth. Obviously we need more pictures to be sure :)
 

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Still has gold piping, plastic corners and plastic caster cups. Early 70s. Replaced checkerboard.
Check for ply back.
 
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Bygone_Tones

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74-ish would be my guess. Non original grill and the white piping has been removed.

Can't be sure but it looks like the castor cups are screwed on, and the corners rivetted. So assuming those are original features, it is likely from that transition period in the mid 70's, just before they rivetted the castor cups on. The corners were screwed on until about 73 or 74.

Need more photos to date it accurately, ideally of the inside. All the materials can be changed on the outside of the cab, so the woodwork on the inside is the best indicator of how old it is. Although the tolex does look original to me on that one. Of course if it's got the original speakers in there you can just check the date codes on them.

For a while circa 1974 they were using actual black tolex, and it does look like that stuff to me. Also look for slot head screws instead of pozidriv. That usually indicates circa 74 too, and maybe a small black serial badge.

You can find earlier cabs (pinstripe / basketweave) that were retolexed with those cosmetics in the 70's. The woodwork on the inside will tell you.
 

CK6

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74-ish would be my guess. Non original grill and the white piping has been removed.

Can't be sure but it looks like the castor cups are screwed on, and the corners rivetted. So assuming those are original features, it is likely from that transition period in the mid 70's, just before they rivetted the castor cups on. The corners were screwed on until about 73 or 74.

Need more photos to date it accurately, ideally of the inside. All the materials can be changed on the outside of the cab, so the woodwork on the inside is the best indicator of how old it is. Although the tolex does look original to me on that one. Of course if it's got the original speakers in there you can just check the date codes on them.

For a while circa 1974 they were using actual black tolex, and it does look like that stuff to me. Also look for slot head screws instead of pozidriv. That usually indicates circa 74 too, and maybe a small black serial badge.

You can find earlier cabs (pinstripe / basketweave) that were retolexed with those cosmetics in the 70's. The woodwork on the inside will tell you.
Thank you so much!

i’ll try to get some photos of the inside.
 

CK6

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Looks like the owner doesn’t want a budge on price, and the cab doesn’t have the original speakers either. Oh well! The search earch goes on
 

Blackjack30

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Grill cloth has been redone.
Pulling the back & getting cone & basket codes is the only way to date the cab providing the speakers are all original.
 

CK6

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Grill cloth has been redone.
Pulling the back & getting cone & basket codes is the only way to date the cab providing the speakers are all original.
Unfortunately the speakers are not original.. thanks
 
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