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cab for smf

Postby duke foog on Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:19 pm

Hey everyone.

Just bought a sound city smf this past weekend and I'm looking for a good cab as it didn't come with an original cab and seeing as these things are a little scarce was just wondering if anyone here could recommend a good cab which would be similar to an original. I'm just a little nervous because it's a 150w head and most guitar cabs are usually around 100 or 120w. Any suggestions? I was thinking of an ampeg bass cab or something.

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Re: cab for smf

Postby Mr. Foxen on Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:04 am

The original would have been 100w or so, meant to use two for the higher power heads. Might as well just get a good modern bass cab if you aren't going to do as per original. Ampeg aren't really modern, and aren't the sort of style, except maybe the silver cloth ones. I'd get a Greenboy Dually made to look the part. Endgame cab.
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Re: cab for smf

Postby Papa Dog on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:13 am

SMF cabs were actually some of the earliest higher wattage cabs. They were built for those heads and had higher wattage speakers than earlier Sound City speakers.

That being said, there are a good number of madern speaker cab builders whose cabs are in the 240 to 300 watt range.
Some cheap and some not so cheap.
I am certain that if you keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground you will be able to find a decent used cab for cheap. That is if you are not hung up on lable matching or "vintage" or "name brand only".
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Re: cab for smf

Postby jaywalker on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:49 am

If you plan to use it for guitar it seems Marshall 300w 4x12's are plentiful on CL.
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Re: cab for smf

Postby duke foog on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:52 pm

thanks everyone I'll keep my ears open!
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