Replacement speakers for 1973 Fender twin reverb-had 2 JBL d120f

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  1. ampman7

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    What are your recommendations for speaker replacements for my 1973 Fender twin reverb amp? It had JBL D120f speakers. thanks
     
  2. smolder

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    JBL k120's? I'm serious btw.
     
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    I have some Eminence British series in my UL Twin and they work great, not my first choice, but i haven't had any issues and they sound nice.
     
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    I Put Celestion Vintage 30,s in my 72 twin and it improved the tone and articulton hugely. Super clean sound and great platform for my pedals and not to expensive. I also tried a set of Naylor SD 50,s in my 68 pro reverb and that was huge too a little more $ than the V 30's.
     
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    I've got one Jensen C12-K and one old EV 12-L in my Quad Reverb / Twin conversion right now and it's a pretty killer combo... Both tonally and spinally. :) The Jensen is well broken in and sounds really dark and middy and the EV adds a dash of sparkle and quite a bit of girth on it's own. Together they kind of instantly transform a normal Strat into an SRV like Super Strat. It's huge and shimmery at the same time. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to fit a forklift through my front door to cart it to the next job.

    -Aaron
     
  6. Tomo

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    Cavin speakers are very nice! I like Cavin vintage VL12 too.

    Texas Heat & RW& Blues mix.... or Swamp Thang & Screaming Eagle mix....

    I love those mix in my Pro Reverbs.

    Tomo
     
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    I have a 65 RI Twin that has been my workhorse amp for the past 7 or 8 years now.I've been thru quite a few speaker changes since i've had the amp,about a year and a half ago I bit the bullet and installed the Jensen Neo 12's afetr reading some good reviews and I am very happy with them.Plus my Twin is about 8 or 10 lbs lighter and my back Love's them.
     
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    If you're replacing jbl speakers and want something similar, there are plenty of options, but my vote would also be Jensen Neo 100s.
     
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    what are good JBL-like options?
     
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    Well, Weber Californias are supposed to be a good choice. EVs are a slightly different beast, and just as heavy, but also handle a ton of power and don't impart a ton of character on the amp. Other JBLs (K or E series too), and the Weber Neos were designed with JBL in mind.

    Seriously though, I pulled a D120F out of my Deluxe Reverb, put in a Neo, and I haven't looked back since. I only did it to save weight, expecting to compromise in tone, but I actually like it a little better. Still an efficient, clean speaker, but not quite so much of that biting high end you can sometimes from an original JBL.
     

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