12" Speaker Options for Princeton Reverb

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  1. chunkwedge

    chunkwedge Member

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    Anyone have any recommendations regarding 12" speakers for a princeton reverb (clone). I want to keep the basic blackface tone but like a full, smooth, non-brittle sound with breakup at moderate levels.

    What has worked for you?
     
  2. Blue Fin

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    Check out Weber speakers.
     
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    It probably won't sound that good in that little cab, according to what I've read from people who tried it. Boxy is how they describe it.
    But the Weber 12F150 is a favorite for blackface amps like the Deluxe Reverb. If you call Teb Weber and tell him what you want, he can recommend something for you.
     
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    Many around here go with an Eminence Cannabis Rex with great results in the DRRI. Some don't like to mess with the 10in. mojo of the Princeton, if that's what was in it originally. The CRex is a great spkr. and it won't break your piggy bank.
     
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    Some of the session guys in LA in the 70s used Celestion Blues. Sounds like it would be a nice match.
     
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    I have a CRex in my BFPR clone & I love it; doesn't sound boxy at all & gigs really well.
     
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    thanks for the replies. CR was one particular speaker i was interested as most love it in DR. However DR is a bit brighter sounding to me than PR and was worried it might sound a little dull in this application.
     
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    I have an Emi RWB in my DRRI, it has a little more "Fender-y" high end than the CR at low volumes. I guess it could be the DRRI itself, but both amps had ice-pick highs before I changed out the speakers... both sound great now.
     
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    I've had several folks tell me they didn't like what the 12 did to their PR and switched it back to a 10. Doug Hoffman (amp builder, around a lot several years ago) told me that he AB's PRs with 10's and 12" and the tens actually sounded fuller.

    I agree with the post above - you can choke off a speaker in too tight a cab. Might be worth exploring other 10's or get a bigger cab. I recently saw a 1x15 PR cab on ebay. If your clone has a multi tap OT, you could also run an extension.
     
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    Stick with a 10". Put a Ragin Cajun in there and forget about it.
     
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    I found the same thing, I have a 12" baffle for my '70 PR and the 10" Copperhead sounds much better.
     
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    Tried the C rex, I wanted to like it...but just didn't.
    12F150 is best to my ear so far (after trying many different speakers).
     
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    The Emi Copperhead is a great speaker. So is the RW&B.
     
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    Which speaker did you finally install? Please let me know... I'm also looking for a 12" speaker for my PR clone (Weber 6A14).
     
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    I have tried several 12" speakers in my Princeton Reverbs with good success. My favorite three are below.

    12F150 (Weber)
    EV SRO Coffee Can Alnico
    JBL D120F

    The Weber 12F150 was the most Fendery of the bunch, the EV SRO was my personal favorite most days, and other days my favorite was the JBL D120F, because both speakers gave more low and high end. The SRO had deeper lows, and the JBL had more pronounce highs. The 12" speakers gave more headroom for fuller cleans in live situations.

    I also liked using the original 10" Jensen and an extension cab with a 15" EV SRO.
     
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    I'd echo the sentiments that the PR sounds best with a 10" speaker. While the cab is large enough for a 12", it's actually a bit oversized for a 10" which gives it a lot more openness IMO. Emi Copperhead, Ragin' Cajun, Legend 105 are all great 10" American-sounding speakers.
     

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