12" speaker recommendation

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  1. robt57

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    I'd add you can see the 'T' suffix Weber a few times mentioned.

    Ted Weber told me when I got the 10F150T it was his most sold PR speaker by a large margin.

    But know the 'T' wants to stay clean. Be sure that is what you want.
     
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    Very helpful! Yes, the trick is getting the clarity without brutal brittality. Warmth is desirable. So is the sonic image of size and weight. Hemp to the rescue?

    How do you like it with your P90 guitars? Does it woof out a little or does it retain its clarity? I have a Jr.
    Ah! Gotcha! The amp has been serviced with new caps but I will look and make sure. Thanks!
     
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    How descriptively clever. ;)
     
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    Take a look at the Eminence GA-SC64. Your description of what you are looking for pretty much describes this speaker.
     
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    I actually favor the Blues Cube with the CRex over my Tweaker with V30s for the P90s. There's plenty of clarity for my playing style which is more on the clean or edge of break up. I play more blues and r&b so high gain isn't my thing. That said I do have Vick Audio Lotus OD that's like my Neil Young unchained Deluxe go to if I want higher gain and it's also good though the CRex. They're quite versatile.
     
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    +1 for the Eminence GA-SC64. I had a Fender Special Design 12" in my Princeton Reverb, a slightly lower watt version of their Legend 1258, which is a pretty good speaker. The Alessandro is in the same ballpark - however the lows & mids are a bit more balanced, with less spiky highs. I don't think it adds any efficiency though.
     
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    Jensen C12N.
     
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  8. robt57

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    No brittleness on the top end??
     
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    Keep the speaker, change the .1 bass cap to a .047 and the .02 phase inverter input cap to a .01.
     
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    probably depends on where you're coming from. I find a worn-in C12N to be mid-focused and not too trebly. Relatively spoken, in the Jensen realm of course.
     
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    Fair enough. I had a 1960s c12r pair. But will say running them full on they got permantly loose fast.
     
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    +1 on the Eminence Alessandro GA-SC64. I currently run my PRRI through one and love it. I've also tried the Weber 12F150 and 12F150B. Both were solid speakers. But I preferred the Eminence.
     
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    Alessandro vote here! It's like a really nice well worn C12N.
     
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    Being a huge Josh Smith fan, I decided to give this one a try - his new signature speaker from Eminence (JS1250). I tried it in my Maz18 and it's amazing.

    For reference - he is playing it through his Morgan PR12 here (Princeton clone).

     
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  15. robt57

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    So we take a Morgan BF amp and put a tweed sounding speaker in it?

    Am I missing something?

    I'd like to hear that speaker with the Max18 frankly. ;)
     
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    I remember a couple years back TDPRI was a weber shop, now
    it appears like an EMI shop.

    I like them all, Ceramics, alnicos, US, Brits, vintage, new, and yes some Chinese...
    different applications. For A drri...I posted previous.

    Gearpage had some yahoo that always interrupted speaker threads with his speaker
    for everything. I won't mention product, but, sheesh.

    To OP.. wish you luck.
     
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    Rob - I think it's great with the Maz. I don't think Josh was going for anything specifically associated with one amp or speaker - tweed, BF, or otherwise. He wanted tonal and response characteristics of other particular speakers rolled into one. I tried the GA in a Gries 12 I had, and it suited the amp perfectly, so it would be a great alternative as well.

    Uriah - I'm not sure I get the drift. It seems like you're saying no one should answer the poster's question. Incidentally, in my experiences I'll go with a broken in Weber F12150 in a DRRI, or a WGS ET65.
     
  18. uriah1

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    Bw. Just saying the trends..I was lucky enough to go through many myself.
    Probably never done since more introduced each year. Lol. I Like those et65 in there too..
     
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    WGS ET-65, good tight bottom end, very efficient, sweet top end.
     
  20. SamClemons

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    I would have suggested a JBL, but you already shot that down. My second choice would be an EV. Cannabis Rex would be a third choice. A lot of folks seem to be concerned about using their tone controls. Nothing wrong with twisting those or messing with your guitar strings or settings. I do play a deluxe reverb. I am happy with the stock speaker in mine, but the one I had before had a JBL in it which I liked a little better. If I was playing out, I would go for that. I do think different speakers perform better at different volumes. For example, in that amp I prefer the JBL or EV if you are going for loud, for low volume playing an alnico Jensen is good. For middle of the road, the Fender ceramic or Cannabis Rex would be good. If I was going for light, I would probably go for a NEO speaker.
     
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