Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

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Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 26, 2010 9:29 am

I'm starting to think that it might be. If not from the actual WOS it might be a cab that HT built later to the same specs? If they did that sort of thing.

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I rotated the full pic and shrunk it down and it looks about right.

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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Lembic » Wed May 26, 2010 9:47 am

Rusty, Try shooting off an email to The Hardtruckers. They might know by the serial number

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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 26, 2010 10:06 am

Yep! Waiting to hear back. They say they didn't keep a record of serial #s and owners but hopefully the pic will jog their memory.
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Wed May 26, 2010 10:23 am

Tracy at SSP built one to those exact original Alembic WOS spec's a couple of years ago. I heard a friend play his Gibson EB-3 with a Dark Star pickup thru a 50 watt bassman head thru that cab loaded with a JBL D130. It was freaking astounding. Something about that cab geometry/design, sealed back, etc. just was absolutely huge and full sounding. Never heard anything quite like it. It took very little power for a gigantic and deep, extended sound to happen.

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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby strumminsix » Wed May 26, 2010 10:24 am

Rusty, keep in mind HT did do work with many bands in the bay area.

It looks like authentic 70s HT to my uneducated eye but that doesn't mean WOS.
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby JonnyBoy » Wed May 26, 2010 10:30 am

With a serial # of 59 that MIGHT mean it was one of the first ones made, or maybe the 59th! I would assume the best at this point.... it looks cool and a GREAT PRICE for an authentic vintage HT CAB!
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby FretWilkes » Wed May 26, 2010 10:32 am

SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Tracy at SSP built one to those exact original Alembic WOS spec's a couple of years ago.

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Brad, are the plans for such a cabinet available somewhere?

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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 26, 2010 10:46 am

SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Tracy at SSP built one to those exact original Alembic WOS spec's a couple of years ago. I heard a friend play his Gibson EB-3 with a Dark Star pickup thru a 50 watt bassman head thru that cab loaded with a JBL D130. It was freaking astounding. Something about that cab geometry/design, sealed back, etc. just was absolutely huge and full sounding. Never heard anything quite like it. It took very little power for a gigantic and deep, extended sound to happen.

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You have my attention!

I ran into a guy online (Same guy? Steve Cakourous - could be spelling his name wrong) who had a similar setup - EB3 with Dark Star into a replica WOS cab and low-powered Fender head. He raved about it - I thought the sound clips sounded ok but not amazing - but you can't really get the "feel" of a bass cab from a sound clip. I've had my eye out for a good D140 ever since but nothing's popped up at a really good price until now.
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 26, 2010 10:58 am

JonnyBoy wrote:With a serial # of 59 that MIGHT mean it was one of the first ones made, or maybe the 59th! I would assume the best at this point.... it looks cool and a GREAT PRICE for an authentic vintage HT CAB!


Thanks! Even if it was never in the WOS I've been on the lookout and/or sort of planning to build a WOS replica. An HT WOS replica is the best thing I could imagine! Assuming that's what this is... hopefully the seller will chime in with the dimensions soon, or HT will get back to me with confirmation.
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby jdsmodulus » Wed May 26, 2010 11:20 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote:
JonnyBoy wrote:With a serial # of 59 that MIGHT mean it was one of the first ones made, or maybe the 59th! I would assume the best at this point.... it looks cool and a GREAT PRICE for an authentic vintage HT CAB!


Thanks! Even if it was never in the WOS I've been on the lookout and/or sort of planning to build a WOS replica. An HT WOS replica is the best thing I could imagine! Assuming that's what this is... hopefully the seller will chime in with the dimensions soon, or HT will get back to me with confirmation.

Really, what do you mean by replica? Actually building a WOS
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 26, 2010 11:22 am

I just meant a single cab built to the dimensions of one of Phil's WOS cabs.... not a replica of the whole Wall.

Edit... got the dimensions: 25.5" deep x 20" wide x 30" tall
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby jdsmodulus » Wed May 26, 2010 11:24 am

OK tragedy narrowly averted. :shock:
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby FretWilkes » Wed May 26, 2010 11:27 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote:IEdit... got the dimensions: 25.5" deep x 20" wide x 30" tall


COOL! Do you think they were insulated?
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 26, 2010 11:34 am

:lol: Pretty sure the whole WOS wouldn't fit in my Wrangler. :lol:
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Re: Is this a Wall of Sound bass cab?

Postby FretWilkes » Wed May 26, 2010 11:43 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote::lol: Pretty sure the whole WOS wouldn't fit in my Wrangler. :lol:


"Is that a WOS in your Wrangler or are you just happy to see me?"

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