Fender 5F2 Tweed Princeton: Speaker size and model

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  1. Wally

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    King Fan, I have heard the older Made in USA ALK side by side with the current Assembled in USA ALK. I could detect no difference.
     
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    I’ve also used a Jensen P10R in the same amp and it was nice but the 8” Weber seems to deliver more in every capacity. Figure that out!
     
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    Was that a true Jensen P10R from the ‘50’s or a new Jensen? just curious.....
     
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    I just reverted a 5F2A from 12 back to 8.
    I was shocked at how little difference there was in perceived volume.
    I bet, in a band situation, the 8 could cut through more and be heard better.
    The 12 had the wooly tweed thing in spades, but I rather like the 8.
    I'd like to hear a 10.
    Maybe I'll rig the butchered baffle for a 10.
    Really, this is a bedroom amp...maybe for a quiet duo gig...there really is something about the 8 that really works in this amp.
    It has a top/midrange thing that's hard to beat.
     
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    Whoops! I tried to remember to describe that but alas! It was a Reissue.
     
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    Perregrintuk TDPRI Member

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    Thank you all so much for your answers!

    So, long things short now:

    I ordered a 8" cabinet AND a 10" cabinet because I somewhat expect Leo Fender to be right about the 8" but also support the idea of getting a 10" for a little fuller sound and to complement my 5F1 Champ more because this one has a 8" already...which I love.

    Speaker-wise I ordered a Jensen P8R, the P10R and a Eminence Legend 1028K. So again looking what it is best.

    I will right my thought after everything is mounted and played!
     
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    Being that you seem to be pretty free with the Euros...
    My favorite strategy for speakers for these old amps is pulls from organs, stereos, etc.
    There are tons of them on Ebay and I never spend more than $15.
    Magnavox, Rola, etc...I recently found one that I much prefer to the original P12R in my Deluxe.
     
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    I just updated an old thread of mine today where I compared my 5F1 8" C8R (current production) with a 5f2a, both of which I built. Anyway, it's too late now, but that amp in a Deluxe, etc., 16x20 cab with an efficient 12" speaker turns "can hang with a duo" into a band amp. I was sustaining 115dB with a Cannabis Rex speaker through both amps. So, depending on your intended use, if you really like it and want more of the same, a bigger 1x12" cab may be a good investment!
     
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    Ok, I was playing with the sizes and the the types.

    8“: Full Vintage flavor with low volume and a very balanced amp sound. Nice chime high with nice but neighborhood friendly strength bass. Overdriven a little hairy and lacks a little bass. Tested with Jensen P8R

    10“: Good, but bass heavy sound. More volume and more moving air. Not neighbors friendly anymore.

    I preferred the 8“ immediately.
     
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    How did you like the Eminence though for tone with it? I've been eyeballing those speakers for a while now.
     
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    Sorry I am late to the party. I was going to suggest the Eminence Allesandro 12" speaker. I have a VibroChamp clone with a larger cab with one of these.

    I am almost always an alnico fan, but this speaker is excellent! They also make a 10" version which I hear good comments on.

    But I certainly understand the need for lower volume. While I currently have a Jupiter 8SC speaker in my 1965 vintage VC, I'm still thinking I prefer the former speaker I had (Weber 8A125).
     
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    I put the 10" in a Tweed Harvard I built over the summer and it is a great speaker. It is complete Fender sound.
     
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    The Eminence 1028K was great, as Said I preferred the 8“.

    Comparing the 1028K to the Jensen P10R, the Jensen has more brilliant „chime“ and sounds or better feels more „sensitive“. Also it is quieter. The Eminence has a stronger bottom end, and is a little more bluesy in Overdrive.

    Choosing a 10“: Eminence in mostly Overdrive , Jensen in Clean and slightly crunshy
     
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