12" speakers for lower wattage (20w) amps, blackface tone

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  1. bohemianbrian

    bohemianbrian Member

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    Anyone have a suggestion for an awesome 12" speaker that delivers no-compromise blackface tones? want something that really delivers the chewiness of the mids but is very clear and HD. I have a celestion blue that has the clarity i seek, but is more of what I use with my vox style amps and not what I want tonewise from a blackface-ish amp.

    I have a 22 watt amp (two rock studio pro) and would like a speaker that is efficient for the wattage. not looking for a 50w speaker; they muddy up in my experience with lower wattage amps.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rmconner80

    rmconner80 Cantankerous Luddite Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd check out one of the 25W Weber 12F150 variants. Definitely blackface in tone and will have the texture and presence of the lower wattage coil...
     
  3. Category 5

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    Jenson Neo, 100 watts, but you will get all the amp can deliver, and it will have a smooth top end.

    DonR
     
  4. cratz2

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    I wouldn't say that higher power speakers necessarily mud up the tone. I can't recall anyone ever complaining that JBL D120Fs or Weber Californias were too muddy.

    My advice is to go for one of the 12A125 or 12A150 variations if you want Jensen-type speaker breakup, a Weber California or JBL D120F if you want big bottom end and quite a bit of brightness that can be easily tamed or a Weber Michigan, Eminence Delta Pro or EVM 12L for big bottom end and not quite as much brightness on the top.

    Of course, I basically just said 'use any classic Fender speaker or a Weber clone thereof'.

    :p
     
  5. OaklandA

    OaklandA Silver Supporting Member

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    My vote would be for a 12F150 in whatever wattage would work for you. I haven't had the same experience with a 50 watt speaker...in fact just the opposite. But as mentioned, you can get the 12F150 in 25 watt.
     

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