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Hey All,

Just bought an ABCABS 2 x 12. Never heard of them before, but it seems like a tidy unit with all pine construction. Are they locally made? Couldn't find any info online.

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Never heard, would love to hear :)
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Bg wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Never heard, would love to hear :)
Will post pics tomorrow. Very curious where it came from...

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The only thing that comes up on Goggle is a link to a NZguitars post by AmpShop back in 2008 saying they have a pine 2 x 12 with ply back and baffle - sounds exactly like what I've just picked up:

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Nice finger joints and oxblood grille. Sounds pretty faarkin good, too!
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Looks nice!

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robthemac wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Looks nice!
Cheers!

Edited the last photo to show the grille colour. Also, couldn't help but think that the logo looks an awful lot like the famed Capo Guitars logo:

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It would be very cool if it was coing from the same stable as those highly regarded guitars! /s

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Jonny wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Hey All,

Just bought an ABCABS 2 x 12. Never heard of them before, but it seems like a tidy unit with all pine construction. Are they locally made? Couldn't find any info online.
Ryan posted that he was selling a ABCABS 2x12 from the AmpShop back in 2008. Guess this could be the same one?

"I've a got a ABCABS 2x12 here with a solid pine shell and a ply baffle and back, and it's the lightest 2x12 I've got."

Edit: Sorry, didn't see you'd posted the exact same thing on one of the photos!
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Had a look on archive.org on the ampshop and customaudioboutique (previous name of amp shop) sites to see if there was any reference there, but nope!

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Ryan always used to talk to me about a guy he had that he worked with (locally in AKL) to build cabinets / headshells for the amps he designed. I would hazard a guess that this cab is made by that guy.
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Looks nice but it irks me when the corner screws don't match the corners. That Barefaced cab I bought last year had some flat profile DIY store screws holding on the chrome corners. Stuck out like dogs' balls. Should be a nice countersunk screw with a domed top and cross head. Just sayin'.... Detail an' all that.

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handsoffmatt wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Ryan always used to talk to me about a guy he had that he worked with (locally in AKL) to build cabinets / headshells for the amps he designed. I would hazard a guess that this cab is made by that guy.
Yeah, the handle looks exactly like the one's on the Ryan built amps and cabs I've seen:
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Molly wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Looks nice but it irks me when the corner screws don't match the corners. That Barefaced cab I bought last year had some flat profile DIY store screws holding on the chrome corners. Stuck out like dogs' balls. Should be a nice countersunk screw with a domed top and cross head. Just sayin'.... Detail an' all that.
Yeah, I know what you mean, and it would be a simple fix, but I'm not so worried about it right now. It was pretty cheap and I'm really just happy exploring the tones with a couple of amps.

Just plugged the AC15 Heritage into it today and the cab has given it a new set of slightly bigger, fuller, rounder balls. Plugged in the Tele, played a couple of Tom Petty approximations, and grinned my Awesome Random Samick Experience off.

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Hollow wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:46 pm
handsoffmatt wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Ryan always used to talk to me about a guy he had that he worked with (locally in AKL) to build cabinets / headshells for the amps he designed. I would hazard a guess that this cab is made by that guy.
Yeah, the handle looks exactly like the one's on the Ryan built amps and cabs I've seen:
viewtopic.php?t=31284
viewtopic.php?t=31232
Those handles are pretty common though. I'm sure it is the same guy though.
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