One more Blues Jr. Speaker thread(:

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by RichCuellarPDX, Jun 27, 2020.

Best Blues Jr speaker for a Telecaster

  1. Eminence Cannabis Rex

    13 vote(s)
    65.0%
  2. Eminence Texas Heat

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Celestion Creamback

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Jensen P12R

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. RichCuellarPDX

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    I just got a 2006 Blues Jr. with the stock Fender speaker and SovTek tubes(?) The stock speaker is ok, but Id like something a bit punchier and fuller sounding. Im playing a swamp Ash Tele with Cavalier Oilsdale bridge/Lindy Fralin Blues neck pup. Ive been researching the hundreds of threads online about replacement speakers, but learned that they are MANY different choices and opinions. Im looking for a speaker to play country and Chess style blues through? I thought Id try you guys since we all seem to have Telecasters in common:)
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  2. VintageSG

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    If you've just got the amp, get the thing on an amp stand and finesse the controls. Try it at the volume you'll be using to play with others. 'Considerate to neighbours and spouse' volumes won't allow the system to bloom when compared with 'Animal bashing out the paradiddles' volumes.

    I am an unashamed Jensen fanboi. I prefer the MOD series to the more 'classic' models, then I tried a Jet Falcon 50 12" in a sort of 5F1/5F2a mashup, and oh boy, it somehow makes the amp even more touch sensitive. To mangle English, and torque words, it's a fast speaker. It's clear and very dynamic with a full, rich sound, but really stab a chord, and it hits.

    Good luck with your hunt.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I hadn't considered the Jet Falcon, but MAN, I really liked the sound samples on the Jensen website.
     
  4. Shango66

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    All good choices, I’d go for the Creamback or CRex.
    Three of those speakers CB, C Rex, P12r are in my quiver.
    the Jensen will give up early if pushed.
     
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    Try an EQ pedal with the amp as-is. Like a Boss GE-7, which also works as a boost. Speaker swapping is a rabbit hole.
     
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    I use the Rex in my JR. It works for me that doesn't mean that it is the best choice for everyone. Every once in a while I use an extension cabinet with a G12H30 in it.
     
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    E - Other. Call the guys at Warehouse Guitar Speakers (WGS) and take their recommendation
     
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    Put a Cannabis Rex in my BJR and it's a great improvement.
    Built closed-back extension cab for the original Fender speaker and like it better than the Rex.
    Not everyone wants to drag an extension cab around - but at home here, combos get "ported" to extension cabs.
     
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    Eminence Red White & Blues
     
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    I was actually considering the WGS G12C/S
     
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    it always amazes me when people recommend the C-Rex speaker. To me, it absolutely kills the nuances, dynamics and chime of a Fender amp. It's the wet blanket of speakers. My experience was in a blackface Deluxe Reverb and Blues Deluxe, it sucked in both of them. The best sounding speaker for both turned out to be a Jensen C12N clone by eminence, WGS wasn't on the radar back then.
     
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    I put my BJr' into a Fender Bandmaster type tweed cabinet, with the original Eminence 12" on the bottom of a triangle with 2 x 8" Eminence 820H on the top. I also changed the output transformer for a Hammond 4/8/16ohm one set it to run at 4ohms. Best sounding BJr' ever the bassier 820H's tame the too trebly (to my ears) 12" while the opposite happens with the 820h's for to my ears a perfect and unique sound with earlier break up than before.
     
  13. Whoa Tele

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    I would respectfully disagree. The Blues Jr is a pretty bright amp to begin with and I think the CRex would be a great choice. They do take a little while to break in. I had one in a 65deluxe reissue and while it was darker it increased the clean headroom and took some of the icepick away when using my teles.
     
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    After you find your speaker, get it out of that damn cabinet so it can breathe!
     
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    WGS ET 65. You’ll thank me later.
     
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    I chose a Jensen C12N speaker back in mid-2000s to replace the stock speaker in my '97 "green board" BJ. It made a big improvement. But I think the old BJ's like I have were voiced a little darker than your 2006 model.
     
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  17. RichCuellarPDX

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    What about the Veteran 30? I have a line on one for cheap...
     
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    I've had two, a C Rex made both of these amps come alive.
     
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    Man, Thats another CRex vote. It seems like the general consensus is the C-Rex. Now, my good buddy is suggesting the Weber 12150):
     
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    I tried the veteran 30. It’s dark and had no chime. The ET is the best one for a BJ.
     
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