69 Deluxe Reverb question

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  1. GeorgeBlekas

    GeorgeBlekas Senior Member

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    OK I scored a nearly perfect 69" DR off Ebay and although it looks great it sounded awful. OK so I recaped and replaced a few parts as well as the tubes. I decided I did not like the sound of the speaker so I went to put a Celestrion Green Back in the amp I hit a snag. The Celestrion has 4 holes and the amp has 8 screw posts. Would you dremel off the the 4 screws or get a speaker with 8 mounting holes?

    I really didn't think it to be a good idea to hack the amp up being it is in such nice condition and just wondered what you guys would do here?

    Also, what speaker should I put in there if the dremel tool idea is a really bad idea.

    Thanks alot

    George
     
  2. japhy

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    I've got a 72 deluxe and had the same problem. Dont cut off the screws.
    Take the grill cloth off , it should be held on by velcro , and it will be easier to remove if you take the amp chassis out first .
    You can now simply remove 4 of the screws from the baffle board.

    I put in an Altec 417 , that was reconed by Weber to Michigan specs. Made a huge difference. I also installed the new JJ 6v6s and they are great in that amp.
     
  3. Swarty

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    A '69 would most likely not have the velcro'd grill. Why not just drill the speaker frame?
     
  4. GeorgeBlekas

    GeorgeBlekas Senior Member

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    The 69' has an aluminum frame that holds the grill cloth on so taking the screws out that way doesn't look promising.

    hmm , How about a Jensen speaker? With all the choices out there it's rough to be hip to which might be the best choice but I was told the P12Q was similar to the original. Any thoughts there?

    Thanks alot for the input!

    George
     
  5. Sonar

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    I have two Deluxe Reverbs (1964 & 1968). I chose to get second baffleboards made so I could remove and store the original speakers WITH original baffle boards out of harms way.

    My thinking was as follows:

    1: I wanted to install a JBL or an Electro-Voice SRO. Both of these speakers have SERIOUS WEIGHT. Either could easily break the original pressed baffleboard. I wanted a multi-ply board for strength.

    2: Why take a chance damaging 1964 grill cloth or the cool 1968 drip edge aluminum? I just put the entire baffle with speakers in a protective plastic bag and hung them carefully for storage (up and off the floor).

    3: If I ever sell either of these amps, who would complain about receiving a vintage amp with an EXTRA baffle board that looks great? Also. I think it speaks LOUDLY to the care the amp has received to any potential buyers in the future.

    I ordered a great replacement baffle board with aged grill cloth from Crusty Cabs (SWatson@loyola.edu). You can reach Crusty on the "Enclosures" Board over at Weber VST also.

    Between this cool baffle and a padded Tuki cover, I just need an armed guard to watch my amp during set breaks...... :D

    I should add that Crusty's replacement baffles DO have the original style raised "framework" around the outer edge of the baffle (behind the grill cloth) that many replacements do not (ie: Mojotone, etc.). Very cool & very correct!

    What ever you decide, DO NOT cut off the original mounting screws........ :eek:
     

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