1. W

    G&L ASAT Classic, Nashville Style

    Just converted my ASAT Classic to a Nashville style tele. Kept the MFD neck and bridge, and added an Alnico V strat pup in the middle. It’s technically a neck pickup, wound clockwise, but it’s wound opposite of the ASAT neck so we’re in business. While in there I also bought a new blank chrome...
  2. Nahtabot

    Good one, large online retailer . . . .

    . . . . . very funny. 👇 🌟
  3. itsGiusto

    Can anyone recommend me some vintage-correct strat pickups?

    I feel like I hear about PAF clones all the time, everyone's always talking about which is better, Seth Lovers vs Tonerider vs ThroBack, etc. But people don't seem to talk too much about vintage-correct strat pickups. I'm in the market for something that would be pretty vintage correct for a...
  4. itsGiusto

    Earliest Marshall speaker configurations

    I'm wondering what were the speakers used in the earliest Marshall amps and cabs. I can't seem to find a site that has good info, that's consistent with other sources. Here are some questions I have: 1. Did the earliest Marshall amps use alnico speakers? When did they switch to ceramic? 2...
  5. X

    Why don't any pickups use Alnico 1??

    Seriously, you hear about Alnico 2, 3, 4, 5 but never 1? Is there something about Alnico 1 that makes it unsuitable for guitar pickups?
  6. Activateclint

    Fender Hot Rod with a 16 ohm internal speaker?

    Got myself a Celestion alnico cream 16 ohm in my amp. I'd like to upgrade to a Fender Hotrod Deluxe IV (with only an 8 ohm tap i believe?) and take the speaker with me. Can it be done? Thanks :)
  7. O

    What Pickups are in a Classic Series '72 Tele Custom?

    I have heard that the pickups in some Mexican-made telecasters are not alnico. I was wondering if this was true with my guitar, a classic series '72 Tele Custom, or if they are alnico because of the vintage inspiration? Has anyone taken the bridge pickup off a classic series telecaster (even...
  8. The Real Jake

    Separating the Men from the Boys in G&L Bluesboys

    Bastard Sons of Leo Fender, Just got my first exposure to a G&L MFD bridge pickup via an ASAT Bluesboy. I freakin’ love this pickup! I’m considering installing one in a MIM Fender Tele of mine, but I’m also considering the G&L Asat Classic ALNICO bridge pickup for the same Tele. I was...
  9. C

    11 Celestion speakers comparison

    I made a comparison of 11 Celestion speakers. No post processing (not even lowpass/highpass) to give the fairest representation of how they sound. Which one do you like the most and what are your favourite speakers? I am going to upload a clean/crunch comparison really soon. I know a lot of...
  10. H

    Which pickups closest to original PAF?

    This has probably been covered (a billion times) before, so feel free to link me to particularly ingightful threads on this, if there are any that don't devolve into insanity. Wondering which pickups on the market today are the closest in design/sound to the original Gibson PAF hunbuckers? As...
  11. Irondog

    Celestion Cream 90 Watt Alnico (glorious laid-back attack)

    any owners have some reviews or opinions? I'm curious as to the interpretations of glorious laid-back attack. I have one of these arriving shortly, to be installed in a Marshall 50 W JVM. I'm very curious as anyone else drinking the Kool-Aid on these? All the YouTube videos it sounds very...
  12. muscmp

    1964 celestion blue alnico reconed worth $200

    with the prices of new celestion blue alnicos going for around $250 or so, is a reconed 1964 vox celestion worth $200? it does sound great and i'd put it in my ac15c1 and use the greenback elsewhere. play music!
  13. angusdevilacdc

    Have New Info on Keith Richards' Speakers in his 5F8-A Twin(s)

    Hey guys, First post here. Thanks to all members for all the information you guys have given me through this forum. I'm a big Keith fan (Especially the Stones live sound) and I've read tons of threads (on this forum and other) on what speakers he has in his 5F8-A Twins. Come to the...
  14. eighteyedspy

    Speaker for VHT Standard 12

    I’ve been playing thru a VHT Standard 12 I got for a great price 1 1/2 years ago. It’s a decent amp, I bought it because it has a circuit very similar to a 5E3. Couldn’t afford the Tungsten Crema Wheat that caught my attention at that time and influenced me to buy a Tele, although I did...
  15. Backbeat8

    Using Electric String Set with Wound G + Flat Pole Bridge

    I want to use 11 gauge string set that matches my acoustic, and it has a wound G, which I thought was going to be replaced with a raw steel one, but then I thought that apparently, this: So this would seem to work out perfectly then since I am eyeing vintage Teles, the American Vintage or...
  16. stephent2

    Update: Goodsell Enhanced 5f2 2x8 w/ prototype WGS Alnico

    Posted awhile back about a new amp Richard built and I got the first one, Tweed 5f2, single ended Class A w/ one Telefunken 6550 vintage power tube, SSR pushing 17 watts. We had two WGS G8C(s) ceramic speakers and I wanted to try a blend w/ alnico & ceramic. The fine folks at WGS didn't make...
  17. JustABluesGuy

    Quad of CTS alnicos

    I just bought a pretty clean, original cone, quad of Fender labelled 10” CTS alNiCos, freshly pulled from a ‘74 Super Reverb! I’ve been looking for a set of these for a while, and fortunately, the seller was looking for a more modern sound, so we made a deal. I paid $250 +shipping for them...
  18. JustABluesGuy

    Speaker recommendation

    I am looking for a pair of 8 Ohm 10” speakers that will work well with 90’s Eminence 1028ALPs. Just adding a couple of 1028Ks is an obvious choice, but are there better options? I would like to stay around $100-150 for the pair, and used is fine. I have two 2x10 cabs originally loaded with...
  19. JustABluesGuy

    Help ID speaker

    Can anyone help me identify these speakers? They look like Oxfords to me but I'm not sure. The only codes I can see on the larger speakers are the numbers 2676 A friend has offered to let me pull them from an old console stereo they have. I'm curious if the smaller drivers are ceramic or...
  20. JustABluesGuy

    Recone kit suppliers

    I am looking for a good supplier of recone kits. If they can offer helpful advice as well that would be a BIG plus. I am thinking about buying some hi-fi drivers for guitar use and have a lot of questions. I have also seen vintage pulls from organs for sale. I'm wondering if these (usually...
  21. JustABluesGuy

    Mojotone MP10-R alNiCo speakers

    I just bought a pair of Mojotone branded, eminence made, 10" alNiCo speakers. Does any one have any experience with these? They appear to be in very good condition, and I think I got a pretty good deal on them. I've read that they are very similar to the Eminence 1028k (or exactly the same)...
  22. leftyjay

    New Cabinet for my 82' Rivera Super Champ

    I bought one of these amps in 2005 locally on craigslist. It was in unused condition. Only thing with it not being used much in 20 plus years is the caps need replaced. I took it to my amp tech and got it up and running. I had him add an adjustable bias so i can experiment with power tubes. I...
  23. parademe

    P90 magnet swap

    Had some alnico 3s and 2s lying around. Thought I'll swap magnets of my low-wound P90 (with A5 magnets) in the neck position of an otherwise fairly traditional Tele. Went through all combinations, two A3s, two A2s, A2/A5, A3/A5. Didn't bother to try out A2/A3. The change in sound was subtle. I'd...
  24. Axis29

    NSD: New (2) Eminence 1028 ALK Day

    Well, I actually picked 'em up before Christmas, but haven't had the time to even unbox them! Yesterday, however, I pulled 'em out and popped them into the bottom row of my '59 Bassman RI. When I bought the amp (used) it had four Jensen P10R. I loved the way it sounded... For the most part...

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