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.
2022: Record first-half sales; new models brewing
The beans have yet to be counted, but we delivered over twice as many cabs in H1 than a year ago. Panting after a record May, we hoped for some calming down, but June was equally hectic.
Thanks for observing our July vacation! It's August now and we're gradually revving up again.
Our thinking cap has been on all the time, and we have been producing components at the countryside workshop. One or two prototypes have seen daylight. We believe 10" is the future standard caliber for guitar speakers and have focused on that. Hoping to break some news on the telescopics front as well.
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!
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. TRY!
OFFER OF THE MONTH
Best offer: old prices until September
Global inflation gallops. Finland is not the worst "Infland" right now. Yet, we still don't know how much our speaker prices are up from previous shipment.
A price increase from 1st September appears inevitable. The best we can offer is to stick to old prices and commitments until then, our current supplies of speakers and other components permitting. Notable exceptions are the Metro 6.5GP+ and BG models, due to an acute speaker shortage. A small number of Metro 6.5BG JR models are nevertheless still available.
Metros reap praise
Here's some just-in feedback from the month of May, 2022. Some eulogies too long to be cited here.
"It was perfect. Especially on these courses when you have to carry all your kit between sessions. I'm very very happy with it." - Guitarist Stuart S., London (6.5GP)
"I love my new Toob! I set up the Quilter SB US last night and spent a bit of time dialing in a sound I liked. When I finally got it, it really filled me with joy. It’s going to be a real motivation for me..." - Pro artist Paul U., New York (6.5GP+)
"Got the speaker today and it sounds great! Thanks once again, and I'm glad this one worked out." - Pro violinist Lyle W., New Orleans (6.5FR)
"The speaker arrived in good working order and I'm very happy with how it performs. Thank you for a great product and your kind service." - Guitarist Benjamin R., Boston (6.5BG)
"Hi Markku … yes, the eagle has landed! Everything is fine - yesterday I played a session opener (whole band with drums, e-Piano and horns) and the speaker sounded impressive... Vielen Dank nochmal für die schnelle Lieferung und bis demnächst … - Bassist Manfred J., Hamburg (6.5BG+)
On our shipping arrangements
Not all eggs in the same basket. We're using Shipit, a Finnish company which has wholesale agreements with several service-providers. Based on the recipient's postal code, we get a current listing of alternatives whenever a quote is needed. By and large, it's UPS for the Americas, UPS or GLS for Continental Europe, UPS for UK and Norway, Finnish Post for Sweden and Denmark, and UPS or Finnish Post for Asia-Pacific. As for UPS to the Americas, we strongly recommend the higher-priority Super Saver option.
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