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Hi has anybody seen one of these cabs before because i was suprised to find sai orange cabs did not know they did them 1978 cab 200w gauss 18"

I have done quite a bit to it because it was in very poor condition bought it from a bass player. been all over the world with it so he said.

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I remember these from the ‘70s - I was a big bin user back then. However, I know very little about Sai. Gauss were as good as it got in those days. Fascinating find. Heavy I’d suspect?

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Hi Three

Yes you are correct it is very heavy 18mm birch ply this was made by Sai chorley they built mainly band equipment 4x12s etc but when disco took off they had a go at that as well top quailty gear without a doubt.still use mine.

plus amp heads bass ,bass/treble

But this is different because its orange and everything else they did was black or dark grey but all their cabinets were ply and heavy and sound fantastic and very punchy, for a 200w cab this rattles things. 

And the pictures are of my 4 Sai ported bins which are 1000w RMS each

regards John

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Dear me, what a collection.  This all makes sense - I used to see a lot of Sai cabs around Manchester, where I lived in the '70s and '80s - I've returned now, though not so many Sai cabs.  I had no idea that Sai was a Chorley firm.  I saw both the disco and band gear but never anything in Orange - a special order no doubt.  Those four ported bins look astounding.  I used to work with a very similar pair, though JBL loaded with on board horns (as the Sai design).  They were immensely heavy but sounded fantastic - great for smallish FOH use.  Lovely to see some of this vintage gear in such good condition, and hopefully still earning its keep.

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Hi Yes they are, but the two in the bottom picture have been refurbished to some extent i just finished them this morning  they look quite good and sound excellent.

I have removed the round speaker grills and re meshed the baffle as it would have been repaired the covering as much as i could but a recover for all 4 is on the cards when i have time to start and finish them.

 

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Hi i have just aquired a 2x12 with horns sai cabinet and am refurbishing it when done i will post the pictures loaded with fane 50w speakers and horns original i am pretty sure sounds great but in bits at the moment.

Merry christmas everybody

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