SB12 60's Style Fliptops Cabinet

SB12 60'S STYLE CABINET
1 to 1$ 535.00
2+$ 512.00

Reproduction of the slot ported  baffle SB12 Portaflex cabinet circa 1963-67. We've gone to great pains to recreate as close as possible the vibe of the original cabinets.

Features:

  • All top grade birch plywood construction using original construction methods
  • Vintage blue check/diamond covering and 60's style cloth
  • Slotted port design
  • All exposed wood is stained
  • Dampening felt is installed behind grill cloth fot prevent extraneous cloth buzzes and flapping
  • Special latch bolt to speaker spade connector. Wired through the lid for connecting the amps speaker output wires underneath the chassis board. Allows the speaker latch/bolt to be the speaker as in the original design

    When ordering, you must choose your speaker preference from the drop down menu below. Please note the following are sold separately: tilt back stand, shockmounts, chassis tray, script logo,caster cart. We can customize any cabinet so give us a call for a quote. Will work with B12N, B15N and B18N heads. Highest quality construction. Made to order.

    If not in stock, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

    Speaker selection: Base price is for an unloaded cabinet but we find that either the Jensen C12N or Eminence Beta 12A are the closest available to the original speakers.

    3 Year warranty on all cabinet hardware and lifetime warranty on any cabinet manufacturing defect.

    Restoration vs.Reproduction

    When deciding on whether to buy an original cabinet, restore your original cabinet or purchasing a reproduction cabinet, here some things we've found in our 14 years of cabinet construction and refurbishment that you should consider:

    • The labor to properly and accurately restore an originalcabinet will most likely exceed the cost of a fresh new cabinet, usually by 10.00 or more. Even when an originally cab appear in decent shape we've foundthere is more issues under the skin. If you are a do-it -yourselfer then labor on a restore makes some sense.
    • Although we take great pains to restore the cabinet to its original shape there is no fix for aged plywood and the grade of plywood originally used. This can continue to cause internal noise and resonant buzzing even though all visible imperfections have been corrected. Also, the plywood has a tendency to delaminate internally due to moisture over 40-50 years of life.
    • A new cabinet will have the best chance to be tight, reliable and noise free .

    Our conclusions and recommendations:

    If you are a player with an original cabinet, especially a Portaflex cabinet, we recommend you store your old cabinet and go with a new cabinet for better and more consistent performance on the road and in the studio.

    The main reasons to restore an old cabinet are for historical and sentimental reasons, which is why we wil always continue to offer this service. and advice on how to do it yourself.

    Attention Inernational Customers: We find that large items like speaker cabinets ship best via Schenker freight It is the most reliable and cost effective method. Just contact us for a shipping quote.

    Starting price is for unloaded cabinet (no speaker).

     

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