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.
2021 in retrospect: a record year
The final numbers won't be in for a while, but we know that 2021 turned out to be year of record sales despite a dismal, Covid-dominated winter. Much of the recovery stems from USA, where live performances resumed in April and Quilter's new SuperBlock amps were introduced. Inroads were also made to new markets, including China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and Israel. Brexit did not kill sales to the UK, quite the opposite. And sales to Germany accelerated despite our reseller's retirement plans.

We expected the Metros to take the driver's seat in 2021. Instead, all models fared well. This means we're well stocked with Metro ingredients in 2022.

On the negative side, the reseller base is not growing; something to address in 2022. From a partner's perspective, perhaps too much rests on one aging person's shoulders. Various options to ensure continuity and growth are being explored.
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.

ASK!

Limited availability of 12" cabs until mid-February
Strong demand for the 12R and S models on the second half of 2021 caught us off-guard. The result: we're out of black shells for these versions and can offer only a couple of black 10S, 10B, 12J and 12B units until the next batch of black Uponor IQ pipe has been produced. We now have the word that our turn is at the end of January. Getting hold of and processing the material is challenging in winter conditions, so the next black 12R/S models won't be available until mid-February at the earliest. This on the assumption that our stock of 12" Tornados and Stealth 80's lasts until then.

A few Celestion 10" and 12" bass speakers still on the shelf, and more available on short notice.

A speakerless cab is an option for people willing and capable of installing their own. This has mostly, if not always, gone without hiccups.

CONSIDER!
OFFER OF THE MONTH!
Cinnamon closeout
We do this reluctantly. Our supply of Cinnamon-colored shells is depleting and we're not sure whether and when more will be available.

We can still offer a few samples of 10S, 12J, 12R/S and 12B in this color, at a 10% discount. Can't be more generous, as the replacement cost of speakers and other components is up and up.

ENQUIRE!

"Exceeding expectations"
- recent testimonials
There's been a lot of positive feedback lately. Here's a few samples:

"...it sounds, in one word...amazing!" - Bassist Theo de Jong, bass guitar teacher on the Amsterdam and Utrecht Conservatories (12B)

"Best Jazz Cabinet ever" - Guitarist and former Henriksen and Benedetto dealer Walt Johns, Maryland (6.5BG)

"Thanks for making the best cabs in the world" - Guitarist Cristian Uribe, Ohio (6.5BG and 12J+)

"I played a bit using Toob speaker last night, it sounded very good. The sound is very clear and distinct with great frequency response and also dispersed sound - fills the entire room" - Guitarist John Abraham, New Jersey (12J+)

"Posted a pic and talk to people on Facebook on a page for Danish guitarists with 14K members" - Guitarist Mogens Fosgerau, Copenhagen (12J+)

"All I have to say is they have exceeded my expectations" - Harpist Jarred Goldweber, Ohio (6.5BG and 6.5FR)

"Hi Markku! Really appreciate you rapidly shipping the speaker. I just received it and it's fantastic! It sounds great and is so light." - Guitarist Alejandro Castro, Bronx (12S BlackBird + Tilta cradle)

"Hi Markku, my Toob has arrived. I knew it would be fine when I saw the courier walking to my door carrying it one hand! ... It does exactly what it is intended to do." - Bassist Megan Smith, Kent, UK (12B)

So far direct feedback from my colleagues has been very positive - both my go-to drummers were impressed by the sound and form factor." Guitarist-bassist Mario Neundorf, Hamburg (2 x 6.5BG+)

"Just a few words to let you know that my Warwick upright electric bass finally arrived... At all levels, the [BAM 200 / Metro 6.5] sound is very full, much more so than on my violin bass. A nice range of rich low end with plenty of response in the higher register - the Metro handled it all superbly." Guitarist-bassist Raymond Naylor, Paris (BG)

"The Toob cab is extraordinarily portable without sacrificing sound quality. An essential accessory for any gigging bass player who is constantly on the move!"
Bassist Kaisa Mäensivu, Helsinki / New York (12BT)

"Yes! Everything is OK. I am really impressed with functionality and engineered elegance of this cabinet. You really have a product and the tone is excellent. I’m still in the honey moon phase and looking forward to gigging with it." Guitarist James J., Benbrook, TX (12S)

"Having had the 12J for a few weeks now,  I just wanted to write to say that I am really *really* happy with it. The more time that I spend with it, the more I love it. One of my favourite things is the midrange it offers. This helps me to nail the jazz tone that I have been chasing for many years. It is worth noting, also, that my amp doesn't have any reverb but when I put it through the Toob, I really don't miss it at all. It is a fantastic piece of kit. I am sure that I will be back for more in the future." Guitarist David Evans, Manchester, UK (12J+)
High season on - UPS catching up
Recent shipments to the Western Hemisphere were delayed by up to two weeks due to congestion at the main UPS hub in Cologne, Germany. We see an improvement on this score. Most recently, shipments to Europe (GLS, Finnish Post) and Asia (Finnish Post) have been fairly well on schedule. Ultimately, it all depends on the ground handling capacity at each end.