Originally Posted by chamberpop
Does your silverface PR
have the original speaker in it?
I have a mint '77 SFPR (glued baffle, obviously). I put in a replacement 10" speaker and stored the original. I couldn't be happier with the rich, warm cleans I get with the Eminence Copperhead speaker.
Also, sometimes worn capacitors can contribute to a thinner, crispier sound than what a strong, fully serviced PR
should sound like.
Looks like the original speaker, mine is a '79, bought it last year here in Seattle. I have thought about a speaker swap, I was thinking about maybe looking for an Alnico, but I've certainly heard good things about the Emi (isn't the Copperhead ceramic?) I'm also intrigued by the hemp cone speakers, though I've never heard one in person (that I know of).
I've gotten a couple of good ideas here today, thanks guys. Sounds like I should maybe have a tech look at it and possibly have him install a pot to reduce the NFB while he's going over the caps. I'm still mulling my options so I appreciate all the suggestions.