An AC100 cab from 1966 with Goodmans speakers - formerly in Italy, now in the UK


The cab in Italy - from scolopendra.it.





One of the speakers needs reconing, and a mass of new wiring was added, probably in the 1980s, to switch between one pair of speakers and all four, and / or to bypass the horns. But the condition of the cab is generally great, and most of the original wiring remains, as do the handwheels, and the Amphenol XLR socket.


The main body of the cabinet is Baltic birch ply, the runners sometimes reinforced with extra thicknesses. The back-boards are chip-board (particle board). Top and bottom are marked for orientation "T" and "B".


"CH", chalked on the centre back panel, indicates "Checked". The same chalking can be seen on 7-series cabs produced in 1966.


Note that the VOX logo on the handwheels is incised in outline, rather than relief stamped. This is simply a variant UK style.




It turned out that three of the speakers had blown, and one of the Midax horns, so the former went off to Wembley Loudspeakers in Shepherd's Bush for reconing - an unbelievable business getting the units out of the cab as the nuts had rusted solid to the screws, which just turned in their fixings, but they came free eventually - and a replacement for the latter was found on ebay.


Above, one of the speakers after reconing.


Fortunately large portions of the original wiring loom survived, though cut short. It was a simple job to lengthen them.






3rd October 2015 - unused green Goodmans labels


Bought on ebay.uk. Certainly original, ie. not reproduction. How and why they have survived unused is not clear - they could have been kept to one side, for instance, as spares/replacements (one has a piece of sellotape across its face); but there is no way of telling for sure. Note that unused labels for bass speakers survive too - pictured on this page.