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Postby PhilUK » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:41 am

Any info on this early Fane please?
Cast frame, Fane label on magnet cover, 22w, 14,000 gauss, cone marked 36/102/006
Blue label stamped 60784, not the usual date code seen later.
Many thanks

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Re: 12289

Postby OldSchoolDave » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:48 am

Fane made the 12289 speakers for Dallas Arbiter (Sound City). Not many of the 22 watt models survived. Yours appear to have original cones, so consider yourself fortunate and treat them with care!

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Re: 12289

Postby PhilUK » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:14 pm

Which Fane was used in the early Hiwatt cabs Dave?

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Re: 12289

Postby OldSchoolDave » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:11 pm

The earliest designated HIWATT Fane model number I'm aware of is 12279, but I don't know how many were made. The next run included model numbers 122118, 122119, 122120 and 122121. Again, some of these may have been developmental prototypes that never saw the light of day.

The real "magic" didn't occur until the 122142 and 122231 HIWATT Fane models.

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Re: 12289

Postby PhilUK » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:56 pm

Is much known about the early sparkle front cabs Dave?
With them looking similar to the Sound City ones, I'm guessing they came from the same supplier with small detail changes?

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Re: 12289

Postby OldSchoolDave » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:43 pm

Dr.HI-TONE would be the best person to field that question. I've only seen those cabs in old videos.

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