NOSD Jensen

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  1. powerwagonjohn

    powerwagonjohn Tele-Meister

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    I went by Midwest Speaker the other day to pick up a connector and I always look at their used speaker selection. I found a 15" Jensen Vibranto speaker marked 220715 which a guess would be 1967. The speaker is marked EM 1550 so I assumed it was a ceramic magnet but when we took the cover off I found it was a alnico magnet. After looking it up it is a guitar and accordion speaker with the original cone. My friend at the shop told me all the used speakers were 20% off so for $60.00 it came home with me. It sounds great and may make an appearance in my 1962 Pro soon. I also picked up a 10" Fender speaker from a garage sale for $5.00 the same day I picked up an Eminence off C/L. That's 3 speakers in two days, I do have a problem...not enough cabinets.
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cool, wrinkle finish and all. Being wrinkle finish It may be 50's rather than 60's . Not sure. The only Jensens I've had with wrinkle were 50's.
     
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    1967 would be late for an Alnico jensen, ime. Cool speaker.
     
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    I suppose it could be from the 50's, the other pair I have, have the original cones and aluminum dust caps. I believe these were built on the basket of the P15-LL low frequency drivers. I didn't think Jensen made Vibrantos in the 50's but could be wrong.
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    Alnico Vibranto and EM Special Design 15's were leftover frames from the 50's and built in the mid to late 60's. Jensen probably ordered more frames than production called for, as 15's were not very popular for guitar; even more so after a certain group hit the USA in 1964.

     
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    I installed the Vibranto into my 1962 Fender Pro Amp and it sounds great. Real good vintage tone with a lot of bottom but clear. A friend came over yesterday and we played till 1:00 in the morning. The cosmetics go well together also. Unfortunately I could not view your link Slider.
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