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New amp soon: Tweed Champ or Tweed Princeton??

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by richon, May 6, 2009.

  1. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Friend of Leo's

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    I'm just going to speak up in support of an 8" and 10" speaker.

    There is a certain midrange and quickness to small speakers that I really enjoy in a small amp. I think they "Talk" better than a 12" speaker. A 12" is more balanced and tends to have more bloom and smoothness. A Champ or Princeton with a 12" will be a great sound too, but I definitely don't hear that difference as better.
     
  2. muchxs

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    Yeah. Like that. Small amp, small speaker. Big amp, big speaker.
     
  3. SamBooka

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    My 5f2-A really took off when I took out the tone stack.. Much raunchier which is fine since I dont play jazz.. (no wait..)

    I do have 2x8 in mine but that is because I had the speakers and wanted to try something different.
     
  4. JoeSixPack74

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    Currently I am have just started building a 5F2-A and just received a Jensen 10" MOD 8ohm speaker. I heard these are good for the tweed princeton amps. Seems like a hell of a speaker to me.
     
  5. richon

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    i think i'll get with a 10" for this project, as the 10" still has the "small" sound like the 8" but with all the good sound like the 12".

    we will see.
     
  6. JohnnyCrash

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    10"...

    There are a ton of killer 10"s out there. 6"s and 8"s just suck.
     
  7. muchxs

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    That's what I thought until I built my killer mini-JCM800 with the 6"x9". Seriously, the Weber Sig 8S is just the ticket for a tweed Champ or Princeton. Preamp distortion plus power amp distortion plus speaker breakup equals an amp that just sings. (singes? :lol:)

    I built a 6x8" cabinet for a harp player a while back. That's six 8" speakers! He runs mixed speakers, old Jensen alnicos, Jensen ceramics, a CTS, a Heppner and a couple old Magnavox 8"s. It yields a thick complex tone with his old Masco. He takes it to jams where other harp players show up with their snotty snobby high dollar harp amps. The bucks-up amps sit there on standby while everyone takes turns playing through his mutant backwoods rig.

    Tone is like fishbait... sometimes you got to turn over a few rocks and logs to find the crawly things that are just right. :lol:
     
  8. rhinocaster

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    That just has to depend on the amp in question. My Swart 6V6se has a single 8" and it simply sounds amazing. :D
     
  9. richon

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    i guess i'm going for a 10".... now... let start ordering some parts
     
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