View Full Version : Speaker Advice for Silverface Twin Reverb
04-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Hey folks, figured I would ask the masses and see if I could get some good advice. I have a '76 Twin Reverb with the stock blue (I don't know what kind they are) speakers in them...I notice that my fuzz and o/d aren't getting everything they should be getting out of them, and the low end on these speakers is a bit lacking...It does have some nice highs, however...
Anyways, should I replace the speakers outright with something that can handle the highs and deliver the lows and handle my fuzzboxes? OR would it be worth my time to just add a 4ohm extension cabinet? If so, what kind of cab? 1x15? 2x12? HELP!!!!!!!
Here's my setup, if that helps: '85 Jap Strat w/ Fender licensed Kahler trem -> BYOC fuzzface/tonebender -> crybaby wah -> electroniX Lessdrive Germanium od -> H20 -> Carbon Copy -> Ernie Ball VP Jr -> Hardwire tuner -> Twin Reverb
04-24-2009, 10:06 AM
Do you care about weight?
If it where mine I'd be looking on eBay and various craigslist's for a pair of OEM EVM12L's. My amp guy in CA just picked up a pair for $100.00! For the pair.
You'd have an amp that could create an earthquake!
I use them in a 2x12 for my 18 watt - serious volume.
04-24-2009, 10:11 AM
Thanks! No, I don't care about weight...I'll be putting casters on her soon, anyways. And I have a back-brace for moving heavy stuff from college, so I'm careful as it is now...how much more weight will the EVMs add? 30 additional lbs? Is that the same speaker that is in a lot of the Mesa Boogie Mk IIIs?
04-24-2009, 10:33 AM
I'd say they're a good 15+ lbs. ea.
The OEM versions came in the older Mesa thiele cabinets and some others.
PA's as well.
The new RI's just went up in price from $195.00 to $225.00.
I've got four of RI's and I just got an OEM for $85.00, from a friend.
They're an amazing speaker, perfect for what your needs are IMO.
I'm 48 and my back is not willing to lug a twin around any more, I had a '72, from 72 to 84 and I hauled that thing everywhere. If I had need for one today I'd split it into a head/cab or get a dual showman head.
Anyway, I really like the EV's - Joe Bonamassa loads his cabs with them as do many others.
HTH - DStefani
04-24-2009, 10:47 AM
I replaced the JBLs in mine (I also have a '76!) with a pair of Eminence Tonkers..... Still sounds like a twin, without the ice pickyness and muddy lows.
04-24-2009, 11:06 AM
The EVM-12L is a great speaker, but dang, that'll be a heavy beast.
04-24-2009, 11:13 AM
I been through a bunch of them.... I have WGS ET-65s in my 68...I had v30, Texas Heats, Carvins, Wizards, Govenors...I like the 65s probably the best.. works well with od/dist.
04-24-2009, 02:41 PM
I would think that a pair Eminence Cannabis rex (relatively inexpensive) or a pair of Tone Tubby speakers would tame the treble and give you a very strong bottom end. Weber California (JBL-clone) or Michigan (EV-clone) with paper domes would also work.
04-24-2009, 03:03 PM
Maybe a pair of Emi Tonker Lites or Jensen NEOs. They would certainly lighten the load.
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