For you muso's here is a little techy background on this cab…
The Marshall 1960TV Cabinet has an angled front; 4 – 12" Greenback speakers; and a warmer, thicker sound than the 1960A. This 100W, mono, 16-ohm cabinet is 3 inches taller than a standard 1960A 4×12 cabinet which results in well defined mid range and a lowered resonant frequency for more prominent lows. The 25W Greenbacks are less in your face than the 75W Celestions in the 1960A. Although not a reissue it was never offered in the past this cab recreates the classic look and tones of yesteryear.
- Angled front
- 4 – 12" 25W Greenback speakers for warmer, thicker sound than the 1960A
- Original grille cloth
- 3" taller than standard 4×12 cabs
- Handles 100W
- 16 ohms
- 29-3/5"W x 35-1/2"H x 14-4/5"D
- 97 lbs.
Without doubt the 25W Greenback speakers do give a far warmer deeper sound than the normal Celestion 75's in the 1960A cabs, I have to roll the bass back on the amp otherwise the sheer amount causes ones guts to disembowel! Also its not good to have that much cranking out in a full band situation, it just over powers everyone including the bass player and can then begin to get muddy and lost.
Don't let the seemingly low power rating of 100W fool you either, this refined brute doesn't need the 300W headroom that comes with the other Marshall cabs. It seems that the extra 3" height gives the cab more 'balls' negating the need for more powah! I only run my 100W head in 50W mode so I'm not chucking a full load down to the cab. I do this so I can drive the valves a lot harder giving me a nice saturated and tight sound in the overdrive settings and the cab handles this beautifully. It does weigh in as a heavyweight against most others but hey, there's always the band members I can beg for a lift out of the car, its definately worth it.
It does make you wonder if anyone in the crowd at gigs appreciate the sound differences between all the equipment out there, however I'm a believer in the idea that if your happy with your sound then it will make you want to go out and play and play better. Even non players should be able to pick up on the sound differences you can shape out of this cab.