60 Ampeg Jet speaker upgrade

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  1. Denton

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    I’ve searched and can find very little info on this, but I recently picked up a ‘60 Jet with the original Jensen p12s speaker. Speaker seems pretty fragile, so I have been thinking of upgrades. Pretty sure I’ll have to go with a ceramic due to limited space depth wise. Anyone have a good suggestion for a good overall blues, old country, classic rock vibe? I like the breakup to come from the amp and not the speaker, so looking for a higher wattage speaker.

    I have a Rola g1265 from an early 80’s Marshall cab that I was going to try in it, but I forgot they are 16 ohm.

    Main guitar is a Nash Tele Deluxe with Lollar HB’s. Also have a Strat.
     
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    What are the clearances? I'd ask CJ at Weber what they could do. A ceramic isn't all that 1960, and especially all that much like a p12, and the p12s was not massively deep.

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    I would go with the Weber ceramic hemp cone 12F125H; 30 watt, light doping, for a Jet. The 30 oz magnet is large enough to keep things tight, yet small enough to fit in the cabinet. The hemp cone helps smooth out the high end.

    https://www.tedweber.com/12f125-h
     
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    Thanks Slider. That seems like the right direction for this amp
     
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    You can also order it with the silver frame option, which should match the cosmetics of the original speaker . :)
     
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    I ordered the blue one with the H cap. Amp has the random flair tolex, so it should look cool.
     
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    I put a Weber 50 watt Alnico in my Reverbrocket, it fits, and it's very happy there.
    ditto on the Weber
     
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    Now for some NOS 6V6’s :)
     
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    I'll get flamed for saying this but I like the Russian made Tung-Sol branded 6v6s in my old Reverberockets. Come to think of it I liked my Deluxe Reverb more when it had them too.
     
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    I’ll be able to A/B some RCA vs the Tung Sol RI I currently have here in a few days.
     
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    Be interesting to hear your assessment.
     
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    Creambacks can handle a lot that ampeg can offer too.
    Not alnico but nice...not too brit.
    Few options at that avatar site..g12h30 anniv, Fane F70
    Also...WGS ET65 but tad milder in highs.

    Buddy of mine had one of those Jets...loud.. :)
     
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