Vertical Halfback 2x12

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Newbomb Turk
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Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by Newbomb Turk » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:36 pm

Last weekend I picked up a vertical Halfback 2x12 loaded with 2 C90s. Its in really nice condition, with only minor scuffs here and there, missing a caster, and a little dirty. I only paid $275 for it, so the missing caster and being dirty didn't bother me much at all. I cleaned it up, took the other casters out (I've got a 4 wheel dollie to move it around, so no big deal here....), rewired it from 4 ohms to 16 ohms, and its good to go. I've got a Fender Prosonic head on the way, so I haven't had a chance to give it a good wringing out, but I did plug it into my Prosonic combo for a few minutes and it sounds really good. I can't wait to get the head and give it a proper wailing. :mrgreen:

I haven't been able to find much out about these cabs, anyone know much more about them? When were they made, etc?

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Re: Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by kdorsey » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:28 am

What a great find...and even better price! :shock: It looks a lot like my '89 with the same handles and mono input jack. I have 2 C-90s in one of mine and have for several years. Sounds great. It really changes character if you close the top of the cab, too. Highly recommended mod.

Enjoy!
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Re: Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by Newbomb Turk » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:53 pm

kdorsey wrote:What a great find...and even better price! :shock: It looks a lot like my '89 with the same handles and mono input jack. I have 2 C-90s in one of mine and have for several years. Sounds great. It really changes character if you close the top of the cab, too. Highly recommended mod.

Enjoy!
Thanks! I was actually thinking about trying it out with the upper speaker closed.......Once my Prosonic gets here I will try it both ways.

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Re: Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by gts » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:53 am

Replacement casters are easy to find as they are still being made.
I may even have a spare kicking around.
Send a PM if interested.

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Re: Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by 1dg618 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:10 pm

About how heavy is it? Is it made of Birch wood or ?

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Re: Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by Newbomb Turk » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:04 am

gts wrote:Replacement casters are easy to find as they are still being made.
I may even have a spare kicking around.
Send a PM if interested.
I appreciate the offer, but since I've got the 4 wheel dollie to move it, I don't really have any use for the casters. Thanks again!

1dg618 wrote:About how heavy is it? Is it made of Birch wood or ?
Not sure how much it weighs, but if I were guessing, I'd say in the 40-60 lb. ballpark. Not exactly sure what its made of, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't birch.

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Re: Vertical Halfback 2x12

Post by gts » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:58 am

These older cabs were not made out of Baltic Birch.
Usually they used a generic 3/4" cabinet grade plywood.
I've seen some that were made with 3/4" Luan (aka "Phillipino Mahogany" plywood)

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