The first cabinet I owned was an original Marshall 4x12 loaded with Celestion G12-M's and powered by a Marshall JTM-45. Now, forty years later, I want to revisit those amazing sounds and bought a clone, manufactured with love and care by Greg Germino. This cab sounds fantastic and together with the Germino Classic 45, faithfully replicates the sound of the mid-sixties British electric blues explosion.
The 4x12 is probably the most common cabinet for guitar in the world, and for good reason: it encapsulates the sound of the loud electric guitar!!
I can't think of one guitar player during their career that has not owned one of these rascals.
Many people use the angle front but I much prefer the straight front 4x12's as they have more depth and richness. My other favorite vintage 4x12's were manufactured by Orange and HiWatt - both straight!
Our 4x12 cabinets are hand built using as a pattern two original basketweave cabs from 1968 and 1969. Along with the basketweave grille cloth and original construction methods these are the best sounding cabinets made. 5/8" Baltic Birch throughout. Superior attention to detail. Correct lip thickness on cabs, metal handles mounted with machine screws and T nuts.
This cabinet is an exact replica of the original straight front Marshall loaded with four 16 ohm Celestion Heritage G12-M, even down to the crazy little push in castors, which are currently sat in a box as it's flightcased for transport.
Greg Germino is a great bloke and I had a great experience dealing with him and his compnay. Perfect.
There is an article dedicated to the Germino Classic 45, which compliments this post.
It was miked using one Royer R-122 directly into a Neve 1081 with no EQ...
Blues at the Bay, 718 Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe TS16 0JE Stockton-on-tees, UK
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