12" replacement for BF Princeton?

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  1. kekaiakea

    kekaiakea Rob Yamanoha

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    Just got a '66 BF Princeton, looking to replace baffle with 12". Any speaker suggestions? Right now its got a 10" Jensen Neo, not quite enough presence (low to mid end is pretty sweet). looking to open up the sound a bit, add some chime. Thanks for any info.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Cannabis Rex in a BF amp. I've also got a Gries with a Tonkerlite that sounds pretty great. Definitely open and big sounding.
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Weird but true IMO...
    I have a Clark Kanee (PR clone) ,,, I found a Neo 10 too flat sounding and I chose a weber 10f150 over it .
    When I went up to a 12 ,,,I tested a few speakers(Weber 12A150,Celestion Rola12-80, Weber Ceramic Blue Dog) and liked the Neo 12 the best . For some reason ,, the 12 jumped and the 10 humped . Both speakers wer properly broken in . Don`t count out the Neo 12
     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I would get an Weber alnico Blue Dog.
     
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    kekaiakea Rob Yamanoha

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    cool, i've been pretty partial to webers, but always open to any other options
     
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    kekaiakea Rob Yamanoha

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    any suggestions for wattage?
     
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    paddywhack Silver Supporting Member

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    ...i've used my Princeton with a Tonker and a Silver Bell...(and both combined)....the Tonker is loud clear and quite hi-fi...the Siver Bell is a bit darker...i think the Tonkerlite would be an excellent choice...
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    I second the Weber alnico Blue Dog. Very efficent and beautiful top end without the "spike". I would go with a 30 watt, light doping. If you want some chime go with an alnico.
     
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    kekaiakea Rob Yamanoha

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    these are all great suggestions. I've never tried a tonkerlite or a weber blue dog. what do i want? looking for open and chimey with definition, not aggressive and punchy, or dark. am i better off with higher wattage, say 50 watts or more?

    I'm stuck in Hawaii, so my choices are limited. I have to order everything i want to try.
     
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    kekaiakea Rob Yamanoha

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    I have a '66 Princeton reverb with the Paul C. and Stokes mod. I put a Celestion Blue in it and it really sounds good.
     
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    kekaiakea Rob Yamanoha

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    what the wattage on that cel blue?
     
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    It's rated at 15 watts, but it should take 20. I've never blown one. Plus, it's 100 db efficient so it has a lot of volume. It also adds some nice mids to the amp.
     
  14. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    i use a celestion blue in my '64 Princeton (brownface). the alnico chime really gets rid of the bit of mud in the mids, without getting too ceramic-sterile.
     

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