Marshall 1960B 4x12 Straight Guitar Speaker Cabinet

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If one thing personifies the image of rock 'n' roll more than anything else it's the Marshall 4x12. Though often imitated, nothing compares with the original.

The Marshall Stack

If one thing personifies the image of rock 'n' roll more than anything else it's the Marshall 4x12. Though often imitated, nothing compares with the original. The first 4x12 cab was designed and built by Jim Marshall in 1962. Since then Marshall has made many thousands, which have appeared on stages both large and small all over the world.

After the initial success of the Marshall 4x12, it wasn't too long before they designed and built the first stack, where an angled cabinet sits on top of a straight fronted cab, with the amplifier placed on top. This came about after discussions with Pete Townshend of The Who. Pete and Jim Marshall sat down and discussed The Who's requirements for an 8x12 cab with an angled top. This was designed and built, but due to this awesome cab being somewhat cumbersome, only six were ever made.

As a result, Marshall came up with the more practical idea of stacking an angled cab on top of a straight fronted model. Thus the famous Marshall stack was born. What happened to the six 8x12 cabs do we hear you ask? Well, two went to Pete Townshend, two went to John Entwhistle and the remaining two went to the Small Faces. The Marshall stack on the other hand has stayed in production ever since and has gone on to become the most recognisable rock 'n' roll icon.

As they invented the stack, Marshall 4x12's are the only true originals. Everything else is merely an imitation.

Stereo and Speaker Options

To ensure the ultimate in flexibility, four of Marshall's standard 4x12's are switchable from mono [4 or 16 Ohms] to stereo [8 Ohms per side]. These are the 1960A/B and 1960AV/BV.

Heavy duty castors are fitted as standard to all Marshall full size 4x12's to ensure that these cabinets are ready to roll without rocking.

No sharp metal edges or rough fittings - the smooth ABS plastic Marshall corner fits perfectly and offers excellent protection to all eight cabinet corners.

Marshall's highest quality woodwork includes the 'corner locking' of each and every joint. This helps give Marshall cabinets the incredible strength and durability which has become as legendary as the Marshall sound itself. Heavy-duty Grab Handles are fitted to all Marshall cabinets. Their tough, ergonomic recessed casing design gives easy access to the bar of the handle without affecting the cabinet's smooth lines.

Specifications and additional product information

Marshall JCM1960B Guitar Speaker Cabinet Specifications

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•  Cosmetics
•  Black Grille cloth/white piping
•  Large white logo
•  Black Elephant grain vinyl
•  Cabinet type: Straight, flat front
•  Speaker Type: Celestion G12T-75
•  Power: 300 watts
•  Selectable: Mono/Stereo
•  Impedance: 8 ohms in stereo mode; 16 or 4 ohms in mono mode
•  Dimensions: 760 x 830 x 360 mm
•  Weight: 37 kg

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Model 1960B

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5.0

Great Cab

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from Miami, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall 1960B 4x12 Straight Guitar Speaker Cabinet:

    I love this cabinet. I bought one used and it's been good to me for almost a year. The sound is amazing, and I have used many amps through this cab. The one I use now is a Peavey 3120, the sound is amazing. I use it for gigging and now recording. It's just a bit hard to travel with, it's very large. But I don't think that's anything to complain about. This cab is amazing. I am saving to buy a second one to complete my full stack.

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    5.0

    Time Tested

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    from Hooks, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful
    • Professional Functions
    • Reliable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • A little pricey

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Marshall 1960B 4x12 Straight Guitar Speaker Cabinet:

    This is THE classic guitar cabinet used by professional musicians such as metallica, megadeth, slayer, and just a slew of musicians in the same genre and others. This cab puts out reliably every time you plug into it, has a stereo mode, a OHM selection, and it comes ready to dish out metal, or blues, or country, or jazz, or punk, or what have you.
    I know this because i owned it. I have played on the competitors similar cabs, and they all sound great... but not as full or present as this one. This is a gig ready unit, great for recording (for an example, check out recordings by Hendrix, early Metallica, and Joe Satriani). The cab is tough, and tried, and true. The only thing better is a Mesa, Krank, or other extreme high end cab. There is nothing that i would ever consider changing about this cab.

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    4.0

    Awesome.

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    from Springfield, VA

    Pros

    • Clarity
    • Road Worthy
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Not much

    Best Uses

    • Advanced Players
    • Beginners
    • Jamming
    • Performance

    Comments about Marshall 1960B 4x12 Straight Guitar Speaker Cabinet:

    The Marshall 1960b flat cab has been an intrugal part in my setup for years. Its superb clarity even at high volumes continues to impress me. Mesa heads are exeptionally clear and pristine and the distortion thru the celestions sounds amazing for recording and live shows. Metaltronics heads bring a whole different attitude to an already [...] speaker setup. A head and this cabinet are the only things i bring to a show on a consitent basis, save a couple pedals. The ONLY downfall of this cab, is of course, its a cabinet. Its heavy, and bulky, but the tone is great, and my cab has endured 20+ years of abuse and neglect,(its an 80's model) never backtalking me once or giving me lip. To survive this long and still take the material i dish out daily?...this amp is a gem.

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    1960B 4x12 Straight Guitar Speaker Cabinet

    5 years parts, 3 years labor. 90 days on tubes, MS2, AC adapters, and footswitches.

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