For sale is one (1) 1951 Jensen P12P alnico guitar amp speaker, labeled Bell & Howell. It was originally a 16Ω speaker, but the impedance was changed to 8Ω when it was re-coned (DCR measures 5.6 Ω) by Ken Day. Original P12P's were rated for about 25W of power handling, but this should handle considerably more than that after the re-cone. It has a 40W voice coil. No fragile cone here with repairs or dried out glue or worn out voice coils.
It is in excellent condition and sounds gorgeous. Beautiful, round, bass with sweet top end. Not spiky at all, and it doesn't "clank" like a lot of other alnicos I've heard (kind of a percussive, hard sound). Magnificent for a tweed Deluxe 5e3 or any other amp where a 12" alnico with this rating is desirable.
Hardy virtuoso playing, but this gives you a good idea of the tonality of the speaker:
clean through 5e3 with Strat:
dirty through 5e3 with Tele:
If you can't see the pics I inserted from the Media Gallery below, I'm happy to send photos by PM or email.
$115 shipped and paypal'd in lower 48 states.
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