Is this a homemade Marshall cabinet? [photos added]

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pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 891
edited August 2 in Amps
I came across this locally:

https://imgur.com/xhFvmIr
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https://imgur.com/xhFvmIr

He says there's no codes visible on the speaker chassis or cones, but they remind me of some solid state stuff Marshall produced around the early 'Eighties. The badge on the front implies 'Sixties, but the wood looks more like MDF. And I think I see something with a barcode in there.

Is this a homemade cab with speakers pulled from a combo?
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  • JonathangusJonathangus Frets: 650
    It's a private Facebook group.
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 891
    edited August 2
    Original post edited to include screen captures.
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  • lukedlblukedlb Frets: 399
    Iirc an upright slant from the 60s or 70s never existed. 
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  • lukedlblukedlb Frets: 399
    2x12 that is. 
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 891
    lukedlb said:
    Iirc an upright slant from the 60s or 70s never existed. 
    That's what I thought. The PA cabs always looked straight. 
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48641
    edited August 2
    Particle-board shell and MDF baffle by the look of it - it's a DIY special, although it's actually built quite accurately and well. (Apart from apparently having particle-board battens). Also the baffle screws are modern black Chinese ones not mild steel woodscrews.

    The speakers are from a late 70s or very early 80s combo, probably a 2103 - the labels are also the same as the ones in a Club & Country, although they were always red-framed McKenzies as far as I know.

    2103 with original speakers...


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  • Bygone_TonesBygone_Tones Frets: 1433
    DIY effort in my opinion. Looks like mdf cab body? Wooden supports at the corner joints are not something Marshall tend to do. Also that grill cloth has not been cut neatly enough to have left the Marshall factory that way. Pretty sure those speakers are Mckenzie's. Screws are not very Marshall like either.
     
    Unless it's something more recent from their cheaper lines.

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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 891
    Sounds like its worth giving it a miss.

    The writing on the speakers reminds me of the "Master Lead Combo" with the black faceplate that keeps cropping up for sale locally were the seller(s) maintain are 100 watters from the 'Sixties based on serial numbers.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48641

    The writing on the speakers reminds me of the "Master Lead Combo" with the black faceplate that keeps cropping up for sale locally were the seller(s) maintain are 100 watters from the 'Sixties based on serial numbers.
    There are no 100W speakers from the 1960s :) - apart from the JBL D130, and even that's pushing it.

    As Bygone_Tones said, these are almost certainly McKenzies - the red-frame ones used in the Club & Country combos definitely are, and these look more or less the same apart from the colour. If so they're rated for 85W each. The only other speakers with similar frames are Fanes, and I don't think Marshall ever used them.

    The script on the back is indeed the same as on the Master Lead Combo speakers, although those are much lower-rated.

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