Vintage Radio Shack Realistic Speaker question

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  1. Chicago93

    Chicago93 New Member!

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    IMG_0668.JPG Got a new champ that came with an old RS Realistic speaker.

    Planning to put a Weber in soon but wanted to know if this RS has any value to It.
    Would be nice to make 20 bucks, would cover half the cost of the new speaker.

    Anyone have any insight? Thank you
     
  2. Groovey

    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    I must 1st say I really don't know. However, I did use some Radio Shack speakers in my cabinets back in the 90s. They didn't hold up well.
     
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    Awesome. I had a cab with a Realistic 15" in it that I played bass through in the eighties. It was a home built cab and looked it. When people asked what kind of speaker it was, I told them JBL. No one looked.

    That makes Realistic speakers awesome...for me. :D

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    ashtray Strat-O-Master

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    I'm not sure those speakers were even $20 new! That said, put it up for sale and take offers. Maybe someone out there wants it.
     
  5. rolandson

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    Call it vintage and you'll have no problem.
     
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  6. Stevem

    Stevem Senior Stratmaster

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    The good Radio shack musical instrument speakers use to be made by Utah ( late 60s , 70s and early 80s ) and had a Orange steel frame, the latter not so good ones ( like yours ) where made in China by Pioneer!
     
  7. ChukkerNation

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    If you look at the picture it says made in USA and not China.
     
  8. Spiffums

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    Vintage Made in the USA gear..... make sure you put "only serious offers" at the bottom of the for sale ad!
     
  9. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't think you guys are being 'realistic'.
     
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  10. rolandson

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    And the word "RARE!!!", making sure to use all caps and three exclamation points so that all will know that you are legitimate.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    I remember when every kid in the neighborhood would replace their speakers with those RadioShack speakers with the aluminum dust caps.
     
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    So bad by so so so good!
     
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    I forgot, there was a time frame after Utah went under that Pyle drivers bought them out and then the shack used those for a while and that gray / silver label speaker would be one of those, and many of them them where very low in there SPL rating!
     
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