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.
NEW! Something for the modeling amp crowd - and steel guitars
What do you need for the amp-in-the room feeling using modeling amps? A power amp and a FRFR speaker. If our 130W Metro 6.5FR is not enough, TOOB 12D surely is. The latter sports Jensen's 150W N12D speaker, which also works well for pedal and lap steel guitars.

Which amp? Anything with enough clean headroom. For Metro 6.5FR, Mooer Baby Bomb is a proven alternative. For the TOOB 12D, consider e.g. Seymour Duncan's power amps or any small Class D bass amp such as the TC Electronic BAM200. Many other micro-amps will fit the bill.

We have just taken in a shipment of the above FRFR speakers. Act soon to secure yours!

UPDDATE: 12Ds gone for the year, 6.5FR's still available.
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!

November update: Limited speaker availability
2021 has been plagued by supply chain issues, component shortages and sharp price increases. E.g. copper, the voice coil material inside every speaker, is up by almost 50% from the beginning of the year. With the bulk of guitar and bass speakers sold to industrial amp and cab manufacturers, no doubt under longer-term contracts, the "loose end" available to boutique operators, such as ourselves, and retailers, is subject to unpredictable price hikes and long backlogs.

Our next order for Jensen/SICA speakers will be placed in early 2022. This is dictated by the schedules of Uraltone, the importer. Until then, we are reasonably well stocked with 12" Tornados, 6.5" Jensens and 6.5" SICAs. There's a couple of Blackbird 40 AlNiCos and Stealth 80's left as well. Only one 10" Tornado left and more available at substantially higher prices, so the list price for the popular TOOB 10S can't be honored for the time being.

The availability of Celestion's 10" and 12" bass speakers has always been limited and lumpy. Just three 12Bs and two 10Bs can be secured for the time being. Recent interest suggests that they may be gone in a nick of time.

As in blurb D) above, a speakerless cab is an option for people willing and capable of installing their own. This has mostly, not always, gone without hiccups. CONSIDER!
OFFER OF THE MONTH!
12R+!
Oops, it's a new month again!

Determined to shrug off any jazz-only or generally sissy perceptions still out there, we're offering an all-black TOOB 12R+ shredding machine at a price you won't see again. Mind you, speaker prices are in a steep increase, and order backlogs up to a year have been reported.

Loaded with the Jensen Stealth 80 overdrive motör, a 12R+ will be yours for EUR 389 (EU) / EUR 314 (non-EU). This is EUR 20 less than a standard 12R sporting a less expensive speaker. If you don't tell anybody, the Stealth 80 can produce very nice clean tones, too. Only a few available! ACT!

"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 approaching - UPS experiencing delays
Recent shipments to the Western Hemisphere have been delayed by up to two weeks due to congestion at the main UPS hub in Cologne, Germany. The approaching Christmas season may further increase the pressure. If you're planning to get your TOOB or Metro across the pond before year-end, time to act!