August 2nd, 2005, 09:02 PM
I have a Trace Elliot Boxer 30 bass amp with a blown speaker, and I was thinking of using a Jensen Mod 10-70 to replace it. It's less than half the price of a new Celestion, but since this 30 watt amp shouldn't have blown the 50 watt Celestion to begin with, I was thinking of trying the Jensen.
Have you used these for bass, and what have been your experiences?
August 3rd, 2005, 04:47 PM
Hmm.......Well, it looks like it's up to me to be the guinea pig. :wink:
I've got a Jensen Mod 10-70 on order for my bass amp. I use it mainly around the house, and for low-volume jams. One jam got too loud, and that's what did in the Celestion. I'll let you guys know how it turns out. It should arrive this weekend. :)
August 8th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Well, the speaker came in today, and I got it installed. I had to bevel the hole in the baffle because the baskets are a different shape, and I had to get different screws also. It seems like this speaker may never have been intended to be mounted from the front.
Otherwise, it has the same size voice coil as the old Celestion, but a bigger magnet. The old speaker was a smooth, convex cone, and this one is ribbed and straight. The Jensen also has a larger cone area, but has fewer suspension ribs than the Celestion it's replacing. I'm sure that means they are supposed to sound different, but I don't know exactly what the differences are supposed to be.
Installed, the speaker sounds better than the old one, but maybe only because it's not rubbing. Otherwise, it seems to be a little brighter, but that may be from being tight and needing breaking in. I put about 30 minutes on it at a low and medium low volumes. I may use it for guitar for a while to help break it in, because I don't play much bass.
So far, I don't have any complaints about it, and for half what a new Celestion costs, I guess I don't have much to complain about.