first off i welcome any and all nay-sayers. i have a job and havent had an opportunity to get on and defend myself. you can believe whatever you want im not trying to change anyones mind.. but the cab is the real deal. for those of you that care, here is the deal...
i flew out to san francisco two weeks ago and drove the 101 up to marin county and san rafael. extended family is a beautiful thing. i picked up two of bobbys cabinets, one of phils hard truckers that holds a 12" and a 15" speaker, three single 15" wall of sound cabinets and two items that im not at liberty to discuss at this time that will remain with me. i drove all the items home leaving some tasty things behind due to lack of room. there is no doubt about where i got the items, there is no doubt about their authenticity.
it doesnt matter when the hard truckers company was started, the people involved with what would later become the hard truckers began building speaker cabs around 68 or so. saying that the hard truckers didnt start until '75 is wrong, im sure you have seen pictures of the wall of sound. who do you think made those cabs? im sure you have, ive seen you posting for years. its flawed logic.
im sure you know alot about gear but you dont know it all. bobby did have guitar cabinets in the late 60s and early 70s. there are pictures galore of this. ive been doing alot of research on this, i dont pretend to know it all but i do know that the grateful dead experimented with gear more than any other band ever. i personally witnessed things that you wouldnt believe. did you know bobby had a cab with six (6) 10" gauss speakers (worst sounding cab ever). bobby used and experimented with more equipment then you could ever imagine.
in the late 60s and early 70s bobby was using twin reverbs at the time, he did have 4x12's but he also had a bunch of other cabinets, as did jerry and phil. the tie dye tapisties that adorned the speaker cabs are interchangeable and most didnt survive very long. to this day very few survive. if you goto www.barncard,com/gd.html which are pics from new years 72 you can get a really good look at a few cabinets which are identical to mine, one of which in pic 33 i believe to be mine. i wish i had a better picture. ive been looking for two weeks now for a better picture. if i had one id pass it on. but i know where i got the items and they are all the real deal.
i am all for debate and love talking gear. what i dont like is a person hiding behind a keyboard calling me a liar without any civil conversation. everyone is intitled to their opinion, but before you go yelling and screaming something is a FAKE, you can atleast email and inquire about it. i have been a part of grateful jams and gearheads since nearly there respective inseptions, im all for talking gear but before you call me a liar you need to have your facts straight. just because i dont post as often as some people doesnt mean anything. i make pretty damn good replica garcia 2 x 12 jbl cabs and ill continue to post as i feel is necessary.
oh by the way, dozin has had the cabs up on his site for a bunch of years now under the hard truckers link.
by all means discuss this, it needs to be discussed. this is history of a band that we all obviously love. im happy to answer any and all posts/emails in public or privately if you feel the need to email me. if you choose not to believe its the real deal then dont bid on it. but its your loss. its an incredible piece of history that needs to be played.
peace love and mischief
ps. if anything wasnt answered to your liking, please get in touch...
oh yea, one last thing anyone want to buy pigpen's leslie cab??