2x10 speakers for deluxe reverb?

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  1. teleile

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    Hi all,

    I have a 65 ri deluxe reverb with a 2x10 baffle loaded with two wgs veteran 10s. I really like the vet 10s vintage tone but was considering other options too, so any recommendations?
    Also would you say 1x12 is better than 2x10 configuration?
    Thanks.
     
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    I think one 12" speaker might be better than a single 12" speaker in an amp, but not as good as than 2 10" speakers. And don't give me that "10 inch speakers don't have enough bottom" argument; the legendary Ampeg SVT bass amps had 8 10" speakers. My Orange 32 has 2 10" speakers and IMO ounds amazing.
     
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  3. Hpilotman

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    1 x 12 is different than 2 x 10 not necessarily better. The speaker cones project sound differently. I like the Eminence Legend 1058 speakers in a 2 x 10 setup.
    I have owned both 1 x 12 and 2 x 10 amps and like both speaker configurations.
    Its your amp and you can run any configuration that you like.

    The Fender Vibrolux Reverb 2 x 10 is still popular with some players.

    https://reverb.com/item/40909630-fender-vibrolux-reverb-1966-blackface

    https://reverb.com/item/42622350-fe...2-channel-35-watt-2x10-guitar-combo-1970-1980


    The Peavey Delta Blues Amp was offered in a 2 x 10 or 1 x 15 configuration.

    My favorite is 4 x 10's in a Super Reverb or 59 Bassman.
    My second choice is a 1 x 12 and third is 2 x 10's.
    Some folks like 1 x 15 and I would like to own a 64 Fender Vibroverb with 1 x 15.
     
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    Love the one you’re with!

    I never mod unless I have a specific goal and a reason to believe the changes will get me there.
     
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    Yep, what Hpilot said: it's a little different, but not necessarily better. It depends on 2 things: What you like, and what kind of speakers are involved.
     
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    I have a 68 bassman that has been put in a 2x10 combo cabinet, and it's one of my favorite amps to take out for jams. I had a set of Jensen MOD 10" 40 watters in there, but recently swapped those out with a Weber 10F100 that I have had for years and a Jensen Jet Falcon 10" which tamed some of the highs a bit.

    I personally really like 10" speakers, so if given a choice of 1x12 vs 2x10 I will take the 2x10 every time...
     

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    The vet 10s are a little darker. If you wanted a more classic Fender sound from 10s, I'd try the G10C.
     
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    I put a 2x10 Deluxe Reverb together a few years ago. I have loaded the following speakers into it:
    • Greenback 10 + GA10-SC64
    • Greenback 10 + Fender V1030
    • GA10-SC64 x 2
    • V1030 x 2
    • GA10-SC64 + V1030
    That last combination is where I stopped. The amp is plenty loud, and the tone is all Fender. Generally, I have preferred mixed speakers in this amp. With a mixed pair, each speaker compensates for the peaks in the other speaker's response.

    NOTE: I stuck with very lightweight speakers for this amp.

    In my Vibrolux Reverb, I tried many, many speakers before settling on a pair of V1030s. (There are several threads here about that journey.)
     
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    “Good” is a matter of taste, so everybody’s different. That said a 2x10 DRRI would get you a good way into Vibrolux Reverb territory, and that ain’t a bad thing!
     
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    I've done 2 x 10 in BFDR. Been years now.
    I had two Weber 10F150's, 50 watt, 16 ohm that I liked best.
    - The amp was a bit loud though for clubs with those speakers.
    -The amp was now a lot heavier.
    -It sounded lucious though with those speakers.

    I tried other speakers, Greenbacks, Jensen RI C10Q's some others.
    A C10Q with a 10F150 was pretty nice... kinda like the C10Q acted as a tweeter/crisp tone to go with the robust 10F150.

    In the end , nothing is better than a 12" Ga SC64 Emi in the DR.
    But if you could get two GA SC 64 10" in 16 ohms it might be cool...

    I once had a nice 4 x 10 cab made for that DR. Man it was great, BUT... it's the same as carrying a Super Reverb around. Same size, a couple pounds less weight.

    2 x 10 is not near the same as 4 x 10.. even if it has the same speakers.
     
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    I plug my Dr. Z Z-28 into a 2x10. The Dr. Z speakers are made by Eminence I think. It’s about the the same power as a DR, with 2 6V6s.

    I’ve thought about getting a 1x12 but it sounds great as is.
     
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    One of the best Tube amps I ever played thru was an early Mark Samson Bad Cat 18 R combo with 2 x 10's.
    [Arlington TX Guitar Show late 1990's - early 2000's]
     
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    2X10 is my preferred configuration in a combo amp.
    I enjoy the seek and tweak with gear to an extent, but were I in your shoes, I’d just flog it as is until I was certain that making a change would satisfy my curiosity or add to my satisfaction.
    Have fun!
     
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    I do not have nearly the experience with 10 inch speakers as Bob Arbogast, but in my Vibrolux Reverb, at least, I have really enjoyed mixing a ceramic and an AlNiCo. For that amp, I settled on a 1978 CTS ceramic + an Eminence 1028k.
     
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    While my Vibrolux Reverb is now gone, I do have my SuperSonic 22 head through a Tremolux 2x10 cabinet. On the Normal channel that's almost a DR. And I've run with an additional 2x10 cab to be a faux Super (and run the same 2 cabinets off my 68 Custom Princeton Reverb).
     
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    More 2x10 goodness: my CPR with an external 10 on the other side of the room, and my Vox AC10 through a 2x10 16 ohm cabinet. Can you tell I like 10's (especially 2x10's)?
     
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    I'd consider pairing one Vet with a 10" AlNiCo of similar efficiency (Weber 10A100, Weber Sig 10 A).
     
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    I've posted about my 1970 DR on several occasions, but here we go again! When I obtained this DR, I had a couple of JBL D110Fs available, so to me, it was a no brainer to construct a 2x10 baffle and put them in. I took the mods a step further and installed a solid state rectifier and 6L6s. This mod gives the bottom major focus and more clean headroom. Since I play clean 95% of the time, the 6L6 mod works well for me.

    The JBLs give the sound a definite punch, and I love the way the sound "spreads." It seems wider and somehow fuller than a 1x12 (maybe it's the fact the tens are moving more air than a single 12. Plus, there's the visual aspect: those dual chrome domes look cool as all get out peeking through the grill cloth! 20190103_223839.jpg 20190104_001049_001.jpg
     
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    I've also used those JBLs in a Blues Deluxe Reissue with great sonic and visual results. D110s are quite rare and pricey, but the K110 versions are a bit cheaper and more plentiful, with the sounds basically identical. 20180518_164225.jpg
     
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