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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Vintage Kustom 4 x 10 speaker cabs ?

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Memphis, TN

Dec 14th, 2017 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Local Craigslist sale.

Fellow wants $99 for both.

Thinks they are CTS speakers, 8 ohm cabs

Model 212 made in Chanute KS

Non-tuck and roll.

Thought's ?


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but no guitar
Dec 14th, 2017 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

If they work, and you need some tower speakers, then they are a deal!

But they're tower speakers. They take up a lot of room. They're heavy. They're not portable and not easy to transport.

It's why nobody makes or uses this cabinet design anymore.

But if you're installing them in a permanent location, they'll work great and you'll have gotten them for a good price.

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Wichita, KS USA

It's all gravy from here on...
Dec 14th, 2017 02:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm thinking they were tuck n' roll before someone stripped the worn out scruffy looking Naugahyde off and painted them black. The Kustom stuff out of Chanute was generally pretty good.

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Memphis, TN

Dec 14th, 2017 04:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oh, I know good and well about heavy non-portable speaker cabs

these days when I gig, and probably for the rest of my career, its usually a DRRI, or an original DR.

And I even use folding two wheeler for that.

I just figured a total of eight CTS 10's that were intact would make a pretty fun combo for an older Bassman, and in saying that, would be a stay at home amp with the other older gear.

As far as the thought of the naugahide being removed and the cabs painted black, I'm not sure.

Check out the Kustom logo. I know its not one of the late 60's logo's, so am wondering if this was a 70's offering ?

Also, the top and bottom speakers have the silver dustcaps, and the two middle black no dustcaps.

And check out the badge, its a Chanute product. and its been attached to that tolex looking fabric since day one, so maybe there was a few year period when they ditched the tuck and roll, went the tolex covering ?

Only way to be really sure is if the owner is willing to take off one of the backs and send me a picture of the speaker code.

That will at least get us into the year and verify if it is indeed CTS.

Wouldn't it be funny as a grapefruit if it was another homemade with a logo "Kustom" from an old autoparts shop or something like that slapped on it ?

Looking forward to seeing the insides.

Kustom Model 212

(This message was last edited by Stratmanx at 07:30 PM, Dec 14th, 2017)

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Dec 14th, 2017 05:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

Probably light duty CTS but at that price, I'd get 'em.

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Memphis, TN

Dec 14th, 2017 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

More clues...

"Kustom abandoned the tuck-n-roll upholstery in the late 1970s. Around the same time the company also changed its logo to a bigger letter "K."

Kustom Amplification

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Dec 14th, 2017 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'd like to know just how many of us had those towers with the tuck and roll covering as the part of their first *real* PA.

One of my first "bands" had them and we were stoked!
2 towers and 4-channel "mixer amp" and we were ready to ROCK!

It was a huge leap from plugging a mic into a guitar amp for vocals!

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