Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by dazaa » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 pm

serial number is 1171, i havent seen any as low as that so I agree they must be early. I really hope Orange have some record who these were made for, must be an interesting story behind them

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by dazaa » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:05 pm

This is what the guy at orange had to say.

So, this is a 4 x 15 off set bass cabinet and would have been sold during the era of the 250watt Orange Matamp Guitar Amps.
The picture of the cabinet showing the speakers have the 1 pin nylon corners which were used from 1968 -69.
The picture of the cabinet showing the front has the 2 pin cut away nylon corners which were a year or so later.
However, the metal handles were introduced around the turn of 1971 to 1972.
Just to add to the date mystery the engraved Traffolite name plate in the top corner has just the word 'Orange' on it.
The very early nameplates had 'Orange Matamp' then 'Orange' and then 'Orange' with 'Voice of the World' below.
These changes all took place between 1968 - 1969.
At some later stage the 'classic' Orange Badge and 'Coat of Arms' Crest would have been added.
Given the above, I would suggest they could have been manufactured somewhere between 1969 - late 1971 to early 1972.
At that time production would have moved from the back of the Orange shop in New Compton Street into a small industrial unit in Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden.
The problem we have dating these products from the very early years is that the rapid growth of the company from 1968 meant that there were many changes over very short periods, whilst products were being refined and the final designs being established.

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by Gladmarr » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:14 am

These cabs are amazing! I love that people are still finding Orange rarities.

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by Sootio » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:10 am

dazaa wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:05 pm
This is what the guy at orange had to say.

So, this is a 4 x 15 off set bass cabinet and would have been sold during the era of the 250watt Orange Matamp Guitar Amps.
The picture of the cabinet showing the speakers have the 1 pin nylon corners which were used from 1968 -69.
The picture of the cabinet showing the front has the 2 pin cut away nylon corners which were a year or so later.
However, the metal handles were introduced around the turn of 1971 to 1972.
Just to add to the date mystery the engraved Traffolite name plate in the top corner has just the word 'Orange' on it.
The very early nameplates had 'Orange Matamp' then 'Orange' and then 'Orange' with 'Voice of the World' below.
These changes all took place between 1968 - 1969.
At some later stage the 'classic' Orange Badge and 'Coat of Arms' Crest would have been added.
Given the above, I would suggest they could have been manufactured somewhere between 1969 - late 1971 to early 1972.
At that time production would have moved from the back of the Orange shop in New Compton Street into a small industrial unit in Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden.
The problem we have dating these products from the very early years is that the rapid growth of the company from 1968 meant that there were many changes over very short periods, whilst products were being refined and the final designs being established.
250 watts? I would not want to be in the same basketball arena with that!

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by Dark Helmet » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:46 pm

those are INSANE!!!!! WANT!
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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by bclaire » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:04 pm

What I want to know is, who was 6BY6?

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by Dark Helmet » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:03 am

^^^ what he said
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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by bclaire » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:06 pm

Did anyone else notice the extra handle on the bottom of the cab? Probably for pulling it out of the van.

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by steamboat » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:35 pm

bclaire wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Did anyone else notice the extra handle on the bottom of the cab? Probably for pulling it out of the van.

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I noticed that too! These have to be so dang heavy! These cabs are absolutely amazing! I follow the vintage gear pretty close and have never seen or heard of Orange making these. I know they made offset 4x12s. I would think they were custom made for someone back in the day. I don't think they were ever in any of the old catalogs as part of there line but who knows, they did a lot of strange things back then.

Dazaa - I don't know if you have facebook But there is a "vintage orange amplification" group that you should join and post these up, they guys would love to see these! If anyone else is into the vintage days of orange and has facebook come join us!

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by bclaire » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:20 pm

Yeah, I have this on the bottom of any combo road cases I own - extra handle on the bottom for pulling the case out of the van (or Volvo V70 in my case) :mrgreen:

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Re: Found a pair of 4 x 15 Orange Cabinets

Post by InX » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:01 am

Dear God, the StonerToanz™ would rule out of those cabs. Looks like they had bong water spilled on 'em too.

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