67 Pro Reverb needs new speakers -- what would you load it with?

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Just scored this 67 Pro Reverb and would like to set it up for classic Fender cleans with room for boosting with pedals?
Weight is a consideration and full-mids are my thang.

What are you guys putting in your vintage Fender amps?
 

johnyfavorit

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i have a 67 blackace pro reverb too! mine was loaded with jensens when i bought it, but they were in bad shape. cone cry, farty bass etc. i tried some of the new eminence speakers and have been pleasantly surprised. currently i have a texas heat and a red white and blues combination. i even liked some celestion speaker combinations and the swamp thang which is recommended for closed back, but lends a giant bottom end to the whole works:cool:
 

NotWesYet

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My original ones were shot so I trusted my tech who did the complete restoration and selected all the NOS tubes and he put in some Greenbacks.

Pics of '67 Pro here....

Everyone who has heard the amp loves it.:D
 

Moods

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I've tried just about anything and everything out there in a 12" speaker for a blackface amp. Best I have heard yet is the Reverend Alltone 1250. They don't make this speaker anymore but they come up for sale all the time for about $50. They sound like my old Oxfords on steriods. Very vintage sounding. Not hyped up like most of the other after-market speakers. Very tight bass with perfect mids and a controlable top end. They kill in a band mix.

I also like the Weber C12N (12F150) and JBL D120's but the AT's are right there for WAY less money. I like the mid voice with the AT's speakers better than anything I have heard with my 65 Pro Reverb.

Good luck!

<M
 
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Originally posted by Moods
I've tried just about anything and everything out there in a 12" speaker for a blackface amp. Best I have heard yet is the Reverend Alltone 1250. They don't make this speaker anymore but they come up for sale all the time for about $50. They sound like my old Oxfords on steriods. Very vintage sounding. Not hyped up like most of the other after-market speakers. Very tight bass with perfect mids and a controlable top end. They kill in a band mix.

I also like the Weber C12N (12F150) and JBL D120's but the AT's are right there for WAY less money. I like the mid voice with the AT's speakers better than anything I have heard with my 65 Pro Reverb.

Good luck!

<M
Awesome rec - thanks! I've heard great things about those Rev AT's too. Is it a 50W speaker? I was hoping to pair things close to the 40W rating of the Pro Reverb -- maybe a couple of 15-25 watters...Ever tried a Tone Tubby?
Have you tried any of Eminence's new offerings?
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by amplifiedtorock
Just scored this 67 Pro Reverb and would like to set it up for classic Fender cleans with room for boosting with pedals?
Weight is a consideration and full-mids are my thang.

What are you guys putting in your vintage Fender amps?

Big mike just is calling me... about this.
I just finish late night snack. It's 1 am over here!

I have tried so many speakers on my Pro Reverbs.
Yes, I have 3 Pro Reverbs.

My #1 Pro Reverb with the Governor...
Great mids, just perfect tone for funk, jazz, blues.

#2 Pro Reverb with the Red White & Blues...
classic Fender tone, Blues /Rock..

The Red White & Blues is lighter than the Goveonor..
Tonespotters are great too. I have those on Bob Burt.
I order another Avatars.


Go for the RW & Blues.
http://editweb.iglou.com/eminence/eminence/pages/products02/patriot/bluessoundclip.htm
or the Governor.


Good Luck!

PS, one of my student(in Japan)bought
67" Pro Reverb. He paid $4000!

..... I love my Red Fang (30 watts, alnico) is
very nice blues /rock speakers too.

2 Swamp Thangs are too good soundiing for
me (for Pro Reverb) and heavier. )

Tomo
 

908SSP

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I don't know if the Pro reverb is similar to a Vibrolux or if Fender is all they have in common :D

I played my Vibrolux through both a Red Fang and a Tone Tubby and the TT was much nicer not sure if it was double the price nicer. It had a huge warm lush tone with the TTs.
 

cocheese

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I had a 2x12 cabinet with the Two Rock speakers which are the Red, White, and Blues and they were fabulous sounding speakers. Very even and smooth yet still had enough bit and sting that a good Fender needs. They were not loaded in a Pro Reverb but sounded great nonetheless.
 

cocheese

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I had a 2x12 cabinet with the Two Rock speakers which are the Red, White, and Blues and they were fabulous sounding speakers. Very even and smooth yet still had enough bit and sting that a good Fender needs. They were not loaded in a Pro Reverb but sounded great nonetheless.
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by cocheese
I had a 2x12 cabinet with the Two Rock speakers which are the Red, White, and Blues and they were fabulous sounding speakers. Very even and smooth yet still had enough bit and sting that a good Fender needs. They were not loaded in a Pro Reverb but sounded great nonetheless.

How are you?
Hope you are doing well.

More I play this speaker... really fit to my #2 Pro Reverb.
I suggested this to many Fender Deluxe owners...
So far nobody take this speaker out.

The Red Fang... are getting popular too.


Tomo
 

Shea

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Originally posted by johnyfavorit
i have a 67 blackace pro reverb too! mine was loaded with jensens when i bought it, but they were in bad shape. cone cry, farty bass etc.
What did you do with the Jensens? Are they C12Ns?

Shea
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by Shea
What did you do with the Jensens? Are they C12Ns?

Shea

I also kept them. They are so tired.... break ups
very easy. IF you like the Jensen C12N.....
Check out Eminence Red White & Blues.
You 'll love the tone.


Tomo
 

cocheese

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Doing well Tomo. Thanks.

Yes, I was very inpressed by the R,W,&B. Now I just need an old Blackface Fender to load some into! :D
 
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Originally posted by amplifiedtorock
Just scored this 67 Pro Reverb and would like to set it up for classic Fender cleans with room for boosting with pedals?
Weight is a consideration and full-mids are my thang.

What are you guys putting in your vintage Fender amps?






Some of my Pro's have Jensen C12N's, which I happen to love.
For a modern speaker I'd go with Eminence Govenor's,
or Wizard's.
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by cocheese
Doing well Tomo. Thanks.

Yes, I was very inpressed by the R,W,&B. Now I just need an old Blackface Fender to load some into! :D

That's really good reason to buy one!


Tomo
 

tonemandan

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I like Jensen C12N's too. Punchy, American sounding, no cone cry, and inexpensive! They need to break in a little on the high end.

Just something about looking back there and seeing red and gold Jensens........

Dan
 




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