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Q & A / Re: Sunn Keyboard
« Last post by Happy Face on December 25, 2017, 05:38:27 pm »
There's a trip down memory lane! Thanks.
Q & A / Re: Solarus speaker wiring help
« Last post by _peter on December 21, 2017, 03:34:43 am »

that's no rocket science.

- each speaker has a positive and a negative pin

- if each speaker is 8 Ohms then parallel wiring results in a total load of 4 Ohms
- if each speaker is 8 Ohms then series wiring results in a total load of 16 Ohms

- parallel wiring: just connect all positive connections (both speaker + and + from amp output) and all negative connections (both speaker - and - from amp output)

- series wiring: connect + from amp output with + of ONE speaker and - from amp output with - of the OTHER speaker; then just connect the residual free speaker pins (one wire from - of ONE speaker to + of the OTHER speaker)

That's it. It's the same for all 2 speaker cabinets and you will find dozens of pictures on the internet.

Have fun

Q & A / Solarus speaker wiring help
« Last post by Guitargasm on December 20, 2017, 08:11:52 pm »
Greetings all. Can anyone who has it please provide me with some good clear close up photos of the speaker wiring attachments for a 67, 68 or 69 Solarus 2x12 combo with two 8 0hm speakers running out of the 16 ohm jack? Mine has been rigged to run 4 ohm and I want to put it back to original, but am no wiring expert or even novice. I can follow pictures though.Thanks!
No, there is no source for those corners other than savaging from other amps.  I ended up buying a doa stinger just for the corners.  Those corners were made to SUNN's order.  They cut a corner off of a Kleenex box and used that as the original.

Here is a message from member Rex B from some years ago...

Hey Steve

No problem, you are welcome to send me messages directly through here, and I am more likely to find them than if you were to post them on the forum.

The cabinets on your Enforcer gear were designed slightly after I left Sunn to work at Fender, but I am somewhat familiar with their heritage. The cabinets of this final pre-Fender era were made by a company in Troutdale Oregon called "Bennett". They were done using a technique called Miter-Fold. I looked for Bennett Cabinets in Troudale on Google, and did not get a hit, so they may not be there anymore. I THINK the edging is a stock vinyl extrusion from some plastic fabricator , but unfortunately, I don't know who.

The corners have a more interesting story. Larry Davis, the mechanical engineer at the time, told me he took a plastic stacking Kleenex box, and cut the corners off at a 45 degree angle, (probably on a bandsaw). They used these as a pattern to make an injection mold for the corners. This is why those corners have kind of a sharp edge on them, and undercut toward the cabinet: they really should have beveled them the other direction so they didn't catch on things when you try to slide the cabinet. People have also been cut on them. 

Regardless, I'm pretty sure Sunn owned the tooling on these, and they are probably not available through a 3rd party. You MAY try to contact Fender to see if you can get any from them, it's possible they may have some old stock. They may also have some of the edge molding, but I am pretty doubtful on both counts. I do suggest that you put a post on the forum asking if anyone has the molding and corners. Some of the employees from that era of Sunn may be more familiar with the suppliers. I would also suggest sending a message to Don T on this forum, he was involved with purchasing and production during this time.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your Sunn gear !

Rex B

Hey did you ever find a source for those corners? I could sure use some for restoring.
It was a very impulsive buy.... :|
 I just was thinking about those amps and went to go look to see what was out there and bam!  :-o :-D This is an early one so I'm sure without the mod but what the heck.

I did finally get a full stack with the A&B cabs a couple years ago which was cool as heck 8-)

Actually all my vintage collection will be going up for sale in the near future.
Easy for the rest of us to resist. You already have them all!

Indeed...minus 2  :-o
Easy for the rest of us to resist. You already have them all!
Okay....think this thread started over 8 years ago!

My number 5 Enforcer this with 4X12 just purchased on its way!

Can't believe I'm still collecting them....but how can you resist!
Q & A / Re: Sunn Keyboard
« Last post by GILLMANROYCE on December 14, 2017, 09:22:11 am »
ACTUALLY, it was a Hammond M3 which was cut down and put into a Vox Continental Organ - looking black tolexed box for Merrilee (Rush) and The Turnabouts - Seattle circa 1966-70.  Don't remember if there was a Sunn logo on it or just plain. Not too many other N.W. keyboardists used one - if any. Most lugged the M3(Dynamics/Springfield Rifle) - I think Don Galluci( Don & The Goodtimes) used the B3. The M3 was cheaper & lighter to move and sounded much fuller than the Vox and most played sitting down( B3) if standing(M3).Some guys cut off the bottom of B3's - the phrase ' chopped Hammond ' became common. Sunn supplied the backline at the Teenage Spectaculars staged every summer at the old Seattle Coliseum - there probably was one there though I have a photo of The Springfield Rifle performing in front of a Sunn backline( they owned & played Fender Dual Showmans) but Terry Afdem is seen playing a Vox . I'd have to check my Sunn catalogs to see if they actually listed it.
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