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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Richter tweed with Weber Alnico Speaker

I own a Richter amp and the previous owner said he switched the speaker out to a Weber Alnico...
Can anyone help me understand if this was a good move or bad? Any info would be great!
Thanks!
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 03:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know what speakers Sara puts in her amps stock, but Webers are fine speakers and probably the closest to the stock Jensen that would have come in an original Fender tweed that anyone manufactures today. Also from all the sound samples I've heard, the Richters are very good sounding amps.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Viejo,
yes this amp sounds very good to my ears. I was just curous about the speaker change and what the previous owner was trying to achieve.
Thanks for the info I appreciate it!
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Probably an improvement, can't be sure without knowing what original speaker was.
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Does anyone know what tone/genre the Weber Alnico speaker is designed for???
Why would you use this speaker over another speaker?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 02:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You need to give us the specific model. If it is something like a 12a125 it was pretty much designed for a tweed deluxe style amp. From the Weber site "The favorite for period-correct Tweed Deluxe tone (5E3): [12A125A, 8 ohm, 30w, light dope]"

If you go to Webers website you can look up the model numbers and read their recommendations.

https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 03:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Where is the model number located? can I see it from the back of the amp?
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 04:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Found it...

Here it is...

12a125-a
8ohm 30 watt
date 3.31.10

I couldn't find this one on their website???
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 04:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Follow the link I provided. Select vintage series, scroll down to the 12" speakers, left column 5th one down 12A125A, it has HOT flashing next to it, click on it and you will get the specs.

It is the one that says "The favorite for period-correct Tweed Deluxe tone (5E3): [12A125A, 8 ohm, 30w, light dope]" Yours is in Blue. Do you have a Blue amp jewel as well? That combo is supposed to sound the best.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Are the amp jewels all the same color for the Richters?? Mine is a blue violote kind of color..??
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Thanks Onenote!
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you get the build date on the label and email Sara she can likely tell you what the original was.
I believe for the past 4-5 years they came stock with Jensen Electric Lightning speakers. Seems they use that speaker a lot.
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Are the amp jewels all the same color for the Richters?? Mine is a blue violote kind of color..??
Don't know, but I now know you got the combo! Hope you are playin it loud and proud. Enjoy!
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Old February 5th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Weber speakers are AWESOME. That model should be fine for your amp, but if you don't like the tone, you can always try something else.
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