1970‘s speaker code?

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  1. stefanhotrod

    stefanhotrod Tele-Meister

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    Can someone identify this speaker code:

    506119.1

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dacious

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    That looks like a part number for the cone. Look for a code starting 137 or 064 could be a paint stamp on rim or edge of back.

    It might be under the sticker on back. Is that a 10" speaker out of a Champ II, Champ 12 or similar.
     
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  3. uriah1

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    Sort of look like Fender rola, but, ya need code. 285
    Think
     
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  4. Wally

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    The EIA code is under that label. Sometimes it is possible to peel a bit of label up to get at it. . Usually there is a bit of the code peaking out on an edge of the label, but that does not seem to be the case here. My guess.....Pyle....code 1098. Other possibilities in addition to Rola and Pyle would be Utah(328) and Oxford(465), but the frame makes me lean toward the first two.
     
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  5. schmee

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    That is likely a PA speaker, but could be out of one of the later fender tube amps. Is it 8 ohms, 16 or 32?
     
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    Out of a Princeton Reverb 1980.
    Thanks for all your ideas!
     
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    Common Guitar Speaker Manufacturers:

    67 = Eminence
    137 = CTS (Chicago Telephone Supply)
    220 = Jensen
    285 = Rola
    308 = Stromberg-Carlson
    328 = Utah
    336 = Western Electric
    391 = Altec-Lansing
    416 = Heath
    465 = Oxford
    589 = Bogen
    649 = Electro-Voice

    Some tidbits on Jensen: Fender used Jensen speakers until 1972 when all Jensen production (and one engineer) was switched to The Rola Company in Cleveland OH (Rola was a division of Jensen). Prior to the re-structuring of Jensen in '71-'72, Jensen quality had suffered terribly. When Rola started to make speaker for Jensen in 1972, Rola initially used the Jensen 220 manufacturer code, but by the end of 1972 changed to the 285 Rola code. Regaining OEM customer confidence after the Jensen years was a long process due to the Rola-Jensen ties.


    TKS TGP Gearpage
    Other Speaker Manufacturers (thanks to P.Bechtoldt and H.Murphy):

    24 = Becker
    101 = Admiral
    106 = Allen-Bradley
    119 = Automatic mfg.
    125 = Bendix
    130 = Panasonic
    132 = Talk-a-Phone
    145 = Consolidated
    150 = Crecent
    169 = Hitachi
    185 = Motorola
    188 = General Electric
    213 = Dearborn Wire
    230 = Littlefuse
    232 = Magnavox
    235 = Mallory - North American Capacitor
    244 = Muter
    245 = National
    251 = Ohmite
    252 = Dukane
    258 = Perm-O-Flux
    260 = Philco
    270 = Quam-Nichols
    274 = RCA
    277 = Emerson
    280 = Raytheon
    300 = Speer
    381 = Bourns
    285 = Rola
    286 = Ross
    296 = Solar
    312 = Sylania
    336 = Western Electric
    343 = Zenith
    371 = Best
    374 = Cletron
    394 = Foster Transformer
    423 = North American Philips (Norelco)
    433 = Cleveland
    449 = Wilder
    466 = Delco
    532 = Ward Leonard
    549 = Midwest
    555 = Waldom Electronics
    575 = Heppner
    649 = Electro-Voice
    706 = Pioneer
    719 = Carbonneau
    722 = Milwaukee Resistor
    742 = Esquire
    748 = Russell
    756 = Universal
    767 = Quincy
    787 = Sonatone
    789 = McGregor
    794 = Harmon Kardon
    795 = Atlas
    816 = Dale
    828 = Midland
    840 = Ampex
    847 = University
    918 = Oaktron
    932 = Atlas
    1056 = Fisher
    1059 = Channel
    1098 = Pyle
    1113 = Acoustic Fiber Sound
    1149 = Curtis Mathes
    1191 = Micro Magnet

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    Did the 80 PR front mount the speakers? That one is gasketed for front mounting. Maybe it was added later?
     
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    get a razor blade scraper and gently go under that label. You can do it without destroying it. Because of the frame, I believe you will see a 1098 code under there.
     
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    Or you just can forget what it is and go by how you like the sound. ;)

    Princeton Reverb speakers also benifit more, than a lot of old amps, from general service and new electrolytics.
     
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