Beat up but working SE4123 with fanes: worth it?

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Beat up but working SE4123 with fanes: worth it?

Postby theWalrus » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:12 am

I've just got a 4-input DR103, and I'm looking for the best matching cabinet as far as sound quality goes. I'm planning to hook up the amp and cab to an Aracom-DAG attenuator.

I bumped into a SE4123 cabinet with:
- 4x12 100w fane speakers
- front loaded
- condition: the grill cloth has a stain and the cabinet is in overall players condition

I need some advice on any of these:

- Can you guess a reasonable price range for this cabinet?

- Can I find a new grill cloth anywhere?

- Are only 4x12 cabs recommended for DR103's? A 2x12 would desirably shave off a few extra dB, but I worry about compatibility.

- Overall, is it worth the trouble?

I know a basic 120W 4x12 Marshall with Celestion speakers goes for around 260 bucks. Maybe the attenuator will kill the sound quality for starters, as the speakers will mechanically vibrate less at lower volume, so there may be little difference. But I don't have the experience to answer this.

Many thanks

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Re: Beat up but working SE4123 with fanes: worth it?

Postby OldSchoolDave » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:34 am

If this is a vintage (Hylight) Hiwatt cab and if the speakers are original, they wouldn't be rated at 100 watts.

Difficult to guess at pricing without knowing where you (and the cab) are located. In any case, I'd recommend giving it a try.

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Re: Beat up but working SE4123 with fanes: worth it?

Postby theWalrus » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:46 am

Hi Dave, I guess the person selling it meant 100W is the power rating for the cabinet, as the original specs say on page 4 of the vintage catalog:

http://hiwatt.org/info/hiwattCatalogPages.pdf

It also says "lead instrument" there; so it might be pretty good. :)


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