News, offers and more

This section highlights our latest developments and product offers. Please visit our bilingual (English/Finnish) Facebook pages @toobspeakercabinet for the complete newsflow, photos, hints & tips, chit-chat & feedback. We're also on Instagram, and our YouTube channel "Toobspeakers" receives new demo clips - both from us and third parties - on an irregular basis.

New resellers in key locations!
2023 has taken off very favorably. Not only have we experienced further growth in unit sales. There's actually two new resellers in very important locations:

As previously noted, legendary jazz guitars specialist Guitars 'n Jazz in Summit, NJ, is our first dealership in North America. With the relocation of their showroom complete, Lou Del Rosso and his associates have now listed our Metros and placed a further order that keeps us happy - and busy.

Guitars 'n Jazz
30 Maple St, 1st Floor
Summit, NJ 07901
(Showroom by appointment only)

Hong Kong and Taiwan:
A surprise contact from Hong Kong led from 0 to 100 in just a few weeks. Yuu Soundojo run by Aiden Koon is a small and nimble operation that performs and teaches music, as well as sells music equipment in HK and Taiwan. Having passed the Henriksen amp franchise to broader shoulders, Aiden focused on Metros and ordered six for starters.

Yuu Soundojo
Room 804, 8/F, Bonham C/C
42A-46 Bonham Strand West
Sheun Wang
Hong Kong
+852 566 12356

How to get it for less?
A) As a performing artist or full-time music student, you may be entitled to a substantial discount, subject to our discretion. Almost no strings attached. Check our Policies and Principles section.

B) From time to time, there will be an Offer of the Month featured on this page.

C) We often have a few prototypes and other one-offs on hand.  

D) Reluctantly, we have shipped a few 10" and 12" TOOBs unloaded to people willing - and able - to install their own speaker. The price drop is typically EUR 100/90 (EU/non-EU) for guitar models and EUR 120/110 for bass models. If you can assemble Ikea furniture, you already have a 5 mm hex key, the only tool required.


Playing with an upright cab
Our 12J, 10B, 12B and 6.5BG+ models, as well as most telescopic versions, come with removable UpBeat legs for playing in the vertical position. While we were aware of Johnny Smith's "Fountain of Sound", a huge 1957 Ampeg amp tilted on its back, we consider the upright legs another Toob innovation.

Why upright? The concept makes the cab more omnidirectional: you hear yourself better, the band hears you better, and nobody in the audience is on the fire line. Works best if there's a reflecting ceiling above - 3-5 m (10'-16') seems ideal.

For double bass players, the solution raises the speaker closer to the instrument's sound holes and allows the acoustic and electric sound to blend harmoniously. For guitar, applications range from orchestra pit work and big band comping to enhancing acoustic instruments and playing jazz in intimate situations.

Update: Globe-trotting acoustic guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Elden Kelly (now Memphis, TN) approached us for an omnidirectional solution. He now plays an upright Metro 6.5FR II and a telescopic one-off TOOB 12FT. Even the latter fits under an airline seat!

News of the month
Following restocking, our speaker inventory is complete and enables us to produce all TOOB and Metro versions at short notice, order situation permitting. Some backlog right now.

It's official: The latest addition to the Metro range is FR II+. For an extra price of EUR 40 (EU)/EUR 35 (non-EU) you get a set of insertible legs for playing in vertical position (fully omni-directional), plus a stand mount with the standard 3/8" UNC thread and a 1/4" UNC adapter. A pair hooked to a small mix amp (e.g. Yamaha Stagepas 300 or Behringer PMP 500MP3) and mounted on lightweight light stands makes a great-sounding yet utterly portable PA system for small and intermediate venues. Order a pair and we'll ship it free!

Attention bassists: The sad news of Dr Rick Jones passing away last April closed an important chapter in bass amplification. Acoustic Image, the company he founded and headed, ceased operations immediately. Its innovative products included upward-firing bass cabinets. Our Metro 6.5BG+, Toob 10B and Toob 12B versions come with extra legs for playing upright, offering unique versatility. The 10" and 12" bass Toobs are also available as telescopic versions.

Not just guitars & bass
While most of our products end up with guitarists and bassists, our full-range speaker cabinets work for violin, cello, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, keyboards, a variety of "ethnic" stringed instruments, and the human voice. See the blurb above for more on PA use!