B18N Double Baffle Cabinet

Vintage B18N Cabinet

Reproduction of the B18N Portaflex cabinet from the 1960's. we've gone to great pains to recreate as close as possible the vibe of the original cabinets. Used with amps approximately 1961-67.

Features:

  • All top grade birch plywood construction using original construction methods
  • Vintage blue check/diamond covering and 60's style cloth
  • Cloth dampening felt installed behind cloth to elimate extraneous cloth buzzes and flappng
  • Exposed wood areas are stained
  • Double baffle design with 8 slotted ports
  • Era appropriate hardware package
  • 4 Pin Speaker Jack with wiring harness, or octal jack(1960-62)
  • Includes tilt back leg system

When ordering, you must choose your speaker preference from the drop down menu below. Please note the following are sold separately: 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.

Speaker selection: Due to size restrictions when the head is inside the cabinet, most18" speakers will not work. Luckily, we've found the Peavey 1801 has the needed profile and sounds great.

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

Image provided is of a vintage Ampeg B18N and is provided as a  referernce. For a truer representation of cabinet finish( vinyl/cloth) appearance see our B15n double baffle cab listing.

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 will always continue to offer this service. and advice on how to do it yourself.

Attention International 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)

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

 

$ 625.00

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