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bigyank
03-28-2011, 03:55 PM
I am going to mate these with a pair of C38 cabinets I picked up via AK's pony express. These have no pin and I immediately thought repo's but I figure for a modified pair of speakers (still have mostly JBL in them :)), what the heck. Complete the illusion.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u60/bigyank_19320/JBL%20C38/JBL_C38.jpg

ratitifb
03-28-2011, 04:14 PM
they look very similar to those are regularly sold on the bay from milesvintage2007

http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-JBL-Copper-Badge-restoration-/140526058445?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20b8017bcd

I have gotten a pair for my badge collection and they look just fine as repro ;)

bigyank
03-28-2011, 04:17 PM
Figured as much and yes those are now mine. Will look just fine for what I am putting together. :D

Yank

Harvey Gerst
03-28-2011, 04:47 PM
I don't remember the JBL badges having black filling during the time we used them.

SEAWOLF97
03-28-2011, 05:01 PM
I had an original pair, and yours LOOK correct, but I'd bet money that they are
repros...originals are always pitted , they don't age well.

Harvey Gerst
03-28-2011, 07:25 PM
I had an original pair, and yours LOOK correct, but I'd bet money that they are repros...originals are always pitted , they don't age well.
The rectangular logos (black and silver) had black fill, but I don't remember those pictured above as ever having black fill - at least, not during the 50's and 60's.

SEAWOLF97
03-28-2011, 07:28 PM
The rectangular logos (black and silver) had black fill, but I don't remember those pictured above as ever having black fill - at least, not during the 50's and 60's.

can't remember for sure, but mine may have been copper (or brass ??)

BMWCCA
03-28-2011, 07:32 PM
The rectangular logos (black and silver) had black fill, but I don't remember those pictured above as ever having black fill - at least, not during the 50's and 60's.I suspect it's the reproducer's attempt to mimic the tarnish that appeared on the original ones in those spots that weren't machined. :dont-know: