2x12 cab to match Marshall 2245

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  1. Rubber Duck

    Rubber Duck Member

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    I am considering a Marshall 2245 reissue head, but I am looking for a 2x12 to match it.
    Basically I want a cab that looks like a 1960AX but with the size of a 1936.
    Checkerboard front and vinyl "leather" like the 2245 head, no corner protection etc.
    I checked the Marshall "design shop" but it seems hard to get it spec'ed like I want.
    An empty cab could work, I can install speakers and wiring myself but the vinyl I hope to get fitted from supplier.
    I checked out a few cab builders but so far I haven't found what I'm looking for.
    Any suggestions on where to look?
     

  2. Brewdude

    Brewdude Senior Member

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    http://sourmashguitarcabs.com/

    Id highly recommend Sour Mash, Ive bought a head and cabinet from them and both are absolutely gorgeous and very well made. I think they are even very reasonably priced for what you are getting too.... You can also pretty much customize them to whatever design options you'd like, just send them an email if you can't configure it online to your exact spec and they can probably make it happen.
     

  3. Rubber Duck

    Rubber Duck Member

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    Thanks Brewdude, this might be exactly what I am looking for.
     

  4. Big John

    Big John bigger is better V.I.P. Member

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    Could also go with this Mojo and put a Marshall logo on it.

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    tolm Bigsby Junkie

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    I've was very disappointed to discover that the 2061CX cab is 15mm narrower than the 2245 head ... would have been a perfect match, otherwise. I ran my 2245 through a Cornford 2x12 with Vintage 30s. Solid pine, though ... damn thing weighed 30kg ...
     

  6. GySgtFTL

    GySgtFTL Senior Member

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    Mather cabs. As good as it gets.
     

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    EndGame00 Senior Member

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    Avatar makes 2x12 diagonal cab.
     

  8. Rubber Duck

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    Thanks for all the inputs.
    I was instantly convinced that I need a Mather cab when looking at their site, it appears to be spot on for my need. Also Sourmash seems very nice.
    As I am located in the o-so-far-from-US country of Norway, it turned out that none of them are able to ship to me. Still hard to get over the Mather cab but I guess I need to move along.
    So, anyone knows of builders in Europe doing the same stuff?
     

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  10. Rubber Duck

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    Thanks, looks interesting, especially with the convertible back.
     

  11. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    I think they speak English too, but if you need assistance, please let me know!
     

  12. Rubber Duck

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    Thanks for your help. I will send them an email.
    The cabs looks good I think, but I can find very little info online about them. Have you tried their cabs? Or heard any customer feedback in general?
     

  13. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    A friend of mine ordered a Dumble Combo cab from TT, and it's well made. However, if you can do a bit of woodworking, you can make your own quite easily. I'll post some pics of mine later on.
     
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  14. derms87

    derms87 Senior Member

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    +1 for sourmash cabs. They made me a custom head cab for 36watt head and it was exactly what I wanted. Fit and finish was second to none.

    Best of luck finding what you are after.
     

  15. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    As I said earlier, you can make you own quite easilly too! Here are mine:
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  16. Geeze

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    This or find a design, figure out size requirements and contact a cabinet shop. My preference is for hardwoods over plywood as many of them are lighter in weight - pine, poplar, African mahogany are a few. If you go down this road the http://www.wood-database.com/ is a great place for wood 'specs'. You don't have to cover it either -

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    sonar Senior Member

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    I'd also recommend looking for a local cabinet shop, although I still prefer my amps in tolex.

    I had a Marshall 2X12 cab, pre-800 by a few months, so it had the modern looks without the 800 badge. One of the best cabs I ever owned.
     

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    I just picked up a Swanson Cabinet for my MGL20..........has that older "look" to it.

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    NHTom
     

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    What's wrong with a 1936? Mine sounds incredible, and is a lot lighter than a 1960. Here's a pic of my 1936 behind the 335 (and the 2245 w/KT-66s).
    LP_Collection_10Nov2015.jpg
     

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