Light and efficient replacement speaker for deluxe reverb 65 reissue

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  1. Edael

    Edael TDPRI Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to replace the stock speaker on a Deluxe Reverb 65 Reissue with one that is lighter (neodymium magnet) - to keep the overall weight of the amp down - and gives more clean headroom as I want a clean platform and use pedals for dirt. I was looking at the Celestion Neo 250 Copperback which looks like it might be a good one. Any experience with it or any other suggestion? Thanks!!
     
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    DavidP Friend of Leo's

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    Eminence Lil’ Texas!!
     
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    63 vibroverb Tele-Afflicted

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    I used a Jensen Neo 12-100 in a Music Man as my main amp for 4-5 years. It was a good speaker and took a real beating from me cranking the amp a lot. It never blew, but I think I wore it out to the ground.

    The sound was pleasant and neutral, kinda vanilla. Looking back, I’d always wished I put in a normal ceramic speaker and just dealt with the extra 5 lbs. The few pounds of weight saved wasn’t worth it IMO.

    I recommend the Eminence Red White Blues or a Mojotone Greyhound.
     
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    This looks great for my needs, thanks so much! :):):)
     
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    A Celestion Neo Creamback would be a great choice. Ideally you want something to match the amp power rating for best results.
     

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    Yup, the Lil' Texas is a good one. I have one in a Siesmic cabinet...sounds great with the two amp heads I've had on it.
     
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    Beat me to it...^
     
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    Not necessarily as light as a neo nor inexpensive, I've found the Celestion cream alnico to be a great speaker. Efficient, tons of headroom (90w, 100db), and great tone. The breakup out of it with overdrive is wonderful.
     
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    I also have a Celestion Orange BN12-300S that I purchased at the same time as my Lil' Texas. I was experimenting with my Quilter Toe Block 201. I've kept the Celestion on my Quilter, but the Lil' Texas (125w) seems to work really well with lower wattage amps...in fact, I usually have it on a 5/1w head.
     
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