Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Tikirocker, Apr 21, 2005.
How does the lone 15 respond for medium gain guitar work?
I have one that Mojotone built for me with a Jensen P15N. It's Tweed and I was looking for something to play Blues through. i'm very pleased with it, but I do love 15" speakers. I'm an old school guy, tonewise.
Sounds good Main ... I've just picked up a 72 Fender Vibrotone ( Not Vibratone ) Reverb with original PS-15. From what I hear they are superb speakers that sound amazing for general guitar work. Low lows and shimmering highs seem to be the most common remarks. I know some people prefer 12's for rock due to faster compression but I am somehow looking forward to the open clarity and was curious if anyone was rocking these?
Cool. I thought I was on Harmony-Central for a second.
I have a homebrew amp that I built around a Jensen P15N reissue. I love it.
Bump ... anyone else?
i'm using a 1x15 as an extension cab for a clean amp. i really like it. seems to enhance quite nicely the 1x12 combo i'm using it with.
a friend of mine bought the Peavey Delta Blues 1x15 and i was surprised that it sounded very good....loud and punchy...
I've got a 1 x 15 combo that sounds great! It is a SE 1 x 6V6 amp with reverb and tremelo that I've tweaked into my own circuit thru a Jensen C15N. It is a kickin' little amp, and is surprisingly loud.
Did I neglect to mention my Rambler 15? It's a wonderful amp. It sounds HUGE! Nice woody tone and a GREAT Blues amp!
this does it
I've got 3 old P15N's, a P15Q, and a P15R. None in combos,
rather home-built cabs. I'm not so into the R, but the Q is a great
speaker for a Champ-class amp, and the N's sound great (to me) with my 10 watt Alessandros and my Z28. Very nice clean, bluesy, and over-driven low-gain-amp tone.
I've played 15"s for much of my guitar work since the late 70s. I have two single cab Altec 418Bs (one open, the other closed back) made in 69'. I'll tell you this, I've had em for 25 years, and I'll never get rid of em'. In fact, I'm bringing the open back 15 cab to the Triangle Tonefest this weekend to show folks just what they're missing. I'll be using it with a Jake combo that has a 12" V30 Celestion.
Don't get me wrong, a 15" doesn't sound like a 12", particularly in the midrange. A 15" has a focused, tight low end and sweet, almost mellow high end. IMO, it gives a certain airiness which I really like.
I think a 15" works good for all of it; sort of a jack of all trades to my ear. I just love its open sound.
For the proverbial "desert island" speaker, I'll take a good 15" anyday. If you find an Altec 418B on fleabay, buy it, try it, and thank me later.
I have a tweed pro, with a Weber 15, it definetely doesnt suck.
I love my 1-15" loaded Delta Blues. Gigged it for years doing light to medium gain blues and blues flavored rock.
What was really cool was finding a PV Classic 1-15" extension cab to pair it with!
I love my 62 brown pro
Great info and feedback guys, particularly people running 1 x 15's ... it's definately the medium gain application that I am interested in and how the 15's respond tonally and dynamically across the frequency range.
If anyone wants to elaborate on the performance if the speaker itself within this context I would apreciate it.
I'm not put off by that bro ... I already know how killer this amp is. Just curious to find out more about the 15 pushed with gain boxes for medium crunch.
So I guess you guys don't agree, heh?
That's the beauty of this game, your stature means nothing. What sounds good to you is good.
To those guys loving their Tweed Pros:
I'm with you, great amp. Too bad about that awful speaker though. Try plugging your Pro into a 2x12 or 4x10 sometime.
It's all good