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Kustom The Defender 1 x 12 Guitar Extension Cabinet for 5H Head

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Kustom  The Defender 1 x 12 Guitar Extension Cabinet for 5H Head + Kustom  The Defender 5H Class A Guitar Amp Head + GLS Audio 3 feet Speaker Cable 12AWG Patch Cords 1/4-Inch to 1/4-Inch Professional Speaker Cables - Black
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Product Description

The Defender 1x12 is a solidly constructed guitar speaker cabinet with a single Kustom 12-inch speaker. It is an open-back cabinet design that utilizes a plywood baffle board for enhanced tone and resonance. The Defender 1x12 handles 30 watts RMS and is rated at 16 ohms. This Kustom speaker is designed to produce rich, articulate clean tones and respond well to overdriven signals as well. The Defender 1x12 speaker cabinet is a great match for the Defender 5H all-tube, 5-watt guitar head. Check out this combination at a Kustom Dealer near you.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 12 x 20 inches ; 23 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0036B8A2K
  • Item model number: DEFENDER1X12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,829 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2010

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark T. Schlipper on March 10, 2014
I got this with the matching Kustom Defender 5H head. A simple volume only 5 watt tube amp. And this cabinet kind of outshines the amp.

As I need a lot more power than this can provide when I play live, I haven't really gigged with it, so I can't attest to it's durability on the road. But it seems substantial enough, and has been great in the studio.

I'm a glutton for low end response, and there's plenty of low end for me with this, so there should be plenty for most anyone else. Highs are open and smooth. I'm honestly not sure what make of speaker they use, but I certainly haven't felt any need to upgrade.

While I got this to pair with the aforementioned Defender head, I've found myself using it with my other lower wattage heads as well, and it's even found use as an extension for a combo or two. It's just a great sounding, flexible cab. I'm hoping they make a 50+ watt version because I kind of want one.

And as I don't see it mentioned or photographed, it's a 2/3 closed, 1/3 open cabinet, with panels on the top and bottom thirds with the center open.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By purplehays on July 23, 2014
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OMG! I am another one of those old dudes getting back into guitar after leaving it 40 years ago. I know huh? longer than a lot of you have been alive I was without an axe. I had a Kustom head and stack in the early seventies, blue vinyl tuck and roll thing cool as hell, I missed it and my Coral Firefly and Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. boy what I wouldn't give ;) Anyway... This not too little cabinet with the 5H 5 watt defender head is just a blast. It crunches and rings and chimes and everything in between. I love it, love the price and I think it was a terrific value. For the kind of stuff that I like and play it's a perfect fit. I will gig with this especially small venues and out of doors on patios etc. Makes my tele sound huge, incredible treble ear bite if you want makes my Epi Riviera sound like a million bucks, it's crunchy as hell with my Gretsch Electromatic with the filtertronic pups and I try out and use all of my effects with it cause it's a tube amp and has unlimited signal path fun potential, and guess what I can mic it if I want too. Get one
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Bell on January 9, 2014
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This cab came well-packaged and was in great shape when it arrived. It took a few hours for the weird vinyl smell to die away (put it in a well ventilated place at first). Even before the speaker was broken in, it had a lively sound that responded well to all the various sounds my amp gave it. It breaks up a little earlier than my Celestion GT-12, Carvin British 12, and Celestion 70-80, but it does clean very well too. It's also quieter than the other speakers mentioned, but it's far more responsive to control changes than the others. It's also very stoutly built. I could stand on it with no worries. I normally wouldn't make a decision on something like this just based on price (though this was a great price for a 12" cab), but I thought I would just swap out the stock speaker for one of my GT-12s. However, after hearing it, I'm gonna leave it in for a while and see how it settles in. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to pick up a great cab and a decent sounding speaker for a great price.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Schchster85 on May 8, 2012
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I bought this cabinet to match with the 5H Head (reviewed elsewhere). The cabinet came well packaged and seems well put together. It is an open-back design, and fairly light. Just the perfect size for the bedroom or studio. The clear, sparkly tone of the head is projected very well through this cabinet and its 30W speaker, a good match. Even so, I decided to change the speaker so I could use the cab with a Marshall JMD1 head which has a lot more power (50W). I replaced the stock speaker with an Eminence Man o War speaker, and could not be happier with the result. So much so, that I decided to go for another Kustom 1x12 cabinet, instead of plunking down more dough for a dedicated 2x12 cab. This time I will be replacing the stock speaker with an Eminence Texas Heat speaker. I am looking forward to hearing the results of mixing "British" and "American" voiced speakers, one more oriented towards lows and highs, and the other one more towards the mids - in theory this could be tonal nirvana....I will post an update when I have received that second pair. Thanks to these inexpensive cabinets, I will be able to go "solo" with one of them as well whenever I want - versatility for relatively few $$.

Update: I now have the second cab - this time with a Texas Heat speaker, and it does sound entirely different from the Man-o-War cab - a lot warmer, much less bite, but not muddy. The combination of both cabs really gives dimension to the sound, my high expectations have been met. And it will get better as both speakers get broken in... Swapping out the speakers was super easy btw: remove the two small panels in the back for easy access. The 8-hole eminence speakers don't line up with the holes for the stock speaker, except for two of them, so just use two additional wood screws (or more if you insist) , and you are done.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave on March 8, 2012
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As much as I love the sound of a Fender combo, my preference for tube amps, and for recording incredibly quietly (conversation level) means my choice of amps is quite limited. I picked up a used Vibro Champ XD at my local guitar shop and instantly loved its sound.

One space for improvement, though: the wimpy 8" speaker!

As a little experiment I hooked the Vibro Champ's speaker out to my VHT special 6's speaker (that one's a 10"). Instantly it sounded MUCH better! OK that's it! I'm getting the Kustom cab! It was either that or some sexy tube-amp-safe switching box, which would have cost more than this speaker. Easy choice, then :-)

I had to remind myself on initial tests that new speakers often sound tight and stiff. Almost unmusical. After even two hour's use (at my usual gentle volume) it's already settling in nicely. The obvious increase in bass is very welcome, but not overpowering (something Fenders seem to exhibit - limited bass, and there's no way I'm going to a 15"!!), and the larger speaker seems to have smoothed out some of the fizziness / raspiness of the stock speaker. I've found myself using voice number 2 ("fat tweed") rather than my previous fave voice 6 (bright blackface) since switching the speaker, so you might want to anticipate some eq adjustments if you're making a similar switch in size of speaker and/or cabinet.

It site nicely underneath the Vibro Champ, and doesn't take up too much room. Build quality is just fine, weight is totally manageable, packaging was more than adequate.

One thing - the two wires connecting the input jack to the speaker were disconnected. Just make sure to check this before switching your amp on :-)

Great cab. Highly recommended, particularly at this price.
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