We have tried a zillion different 10” & 12” speakers in our old BFPR. For low volume clean playing we liked an old Jensen P12P in there, but for all around playing we liked a Tone Tubby 40/40 ceramic. That’s what in there now.
If you don’t mind a little extra work, I highly recommend first staining with an almost black (Jacobean etc), then sanding that off (it will remain in the grain), then doing some sort of light brown). That way the grain really pops. But if you’re gonna use tung oil or something like that you...
I have Klein 59s in neck & bridge of my RW board Strat, Klein 57 in middle. They are all awesome, but think the Klein 57 may be my fave Strat PU ever. Wouldn’t describe any of them as ‘glassy.’ Woody is prob a better description. Haven’t tried the 58, maybe I need too!
I’ve owned them all. Liked the Bandmaster better than Tremolux, but loved & kept the BF Tremo cab. I also loved the BF Showman, but it was a clean machine. Big piano sound bass notes. In fact my keys guy played an old first gen Fender Rhodes thru it that came from Chrissy McVie.
In case it hasn’t already been said enough - TS9 & 808 are totally diff beasts. Love my 808 clone til death do us part, but I’ve never bonded with a l TS9. But I use my 808 for warm hair, not SRV tone.
Also a real BB circuit is bright & cutting, which can be very useful in a much diff way than...
I’ve been running the amp jumpered with bass at 0 or close to it, the treble up hi like 8+ and mids like 4… presence 1/2 way up. I have AY in V1, AX thereafter. I’ll ty AU in V2.
Haven’t messed with any caps or resistors yet.
Still experimenting with different spkrs. I like the 50 yr old...
OK like most of these series it takes a while for the actors to inhabit their characters and bring the thing to life. I do believe that started to happen in episode four of 1883. Tim McGraw is quite the actor!