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65 Vibrolux Reverb, speakers, what to get?

Stow

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Hi guys,

one of my Jensons has a smal tear in cone so I have taken them both out out of my amp..the other speaker is fine but I'm gonna replace both I think. Considdering they are 40rys old I think they have done well!!

I need some replacements ASAP any ideas?? I think I want to get a higher wattage speaker becasue I do push amp hard at gigs and practice.

I would LOVE some JBL10s but can't find any, I have thought about Jenson C10Rs or P10Rs.. anyone got any recomendations for any other brand of 10s??

cheers

s
 

akstrat61

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I would be cautious with the C10R if you push it hard. I have a C10Q and a Weber 10F125 in my '65 VR. I know some don't like mixing speakers, but this combo sounds great! I rthink there was a thread on this awhile ago???:hmm Good luck finding your tone. That is one of my favorite amps for sure!!!
 

68goldtop

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hi stow!

if you want a "beefy" speaker, stay clear of the "r"-model jensens.
they sound nice and clear at low volumes, but they are weak speakers that will break up real early.
the "q"-models are only a bit more costly, but have noticeably more punch.
they won´t be as warm/full sounding as your old jensens, but tonewise, they come close.
i know, because i own one of each (vintage c10p, reissue c10q) and use them in 2 of my princetons.

the weber 10a125 is a nice speaker, too, but i wasn´t happy with the 10f125 and 10f150 i tried...

the eminence copperhead an/or legend 105 are other cost-effective options. good all-rounders with a fender-like sound.

cheers - 68.
 

Stow

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Cheers guys and thanks 68!

A mate has just given me a old 60s amp that dont work and its got 4x10s so I'm gonna nab 2 of them to try out but in the meantime while I think about what to get..
 

MikeSlub

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I have reissue Jensen C10Q's in my '65 Vibrolux, and they sound great! :dude:

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moonweasel

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My 66 has Jensen Vibrantos in it. Don't know much about them other than they were the "expensive" upgrade speaker back in the 60s, and they sound awesome!
 

Henk

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I think everyone should at least once replace the original speakers out of a vintage combo. Just dont sell the old ones before you broke in the new ones, a recone IS a much better option if you ask me.

Still could be wrong though as i think speakers are even more important in the soundchain then a guitar is.
 

ampdan

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My '65 has these. They are the original speakers, and I've never heard a better speaker in one of these amps.
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Cygnus X1

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Cool find!

Keep in mind Webers take a long time to break in.
If you don't like them at first, give them a good 20 hours.

I plug in a stereo and turn the amp on its face, put a piece of plywood over the back...and play the snot out of them.
I have a variac, but I like the idea of giving the speaker(s) a wide range.

So far, so good.
 
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