I think this speaker might give me a little more headroom then a Weber but with the same Alnico feel (I've always been a ceramic guy). Any thoughts ... good bass response?
Originally posted by MK.II
I really like them. I recently replaced the speakers in my reissue '57 Twin with them. I just like P12Ns better than P12Qs. The RI Twin is louder with the RI Jensen P12Ns. The RI Jensens also came stock in my Victoria 50212 and sound great in that too. I also really like my tweed Deluxe with the RI P12N. I had the RI P12Ns in my Vicky Double Deluxe, but I took them out and put them in my Kendrick high powered Twin. The Double Deluxe now has Celestion Blues in it and sounds real good with those too.
Originally posted by MK.II
I have three Victorias that I've had since "98. I've had the 50212 low powered Twin and Double Deluxe since '98 (right before a price increase) and I also have a '98 45410 that my buddy bought new in '98 and sold to me later in '98. He regretted sellng me his and bought another one about a year later.
The Double Deluxe has had RI C12Ns, P12Ns and Celestion Blues in it. They all sound good but I liked the RI P12Ns better than the RI C12Ns. The RI P12Ns were the main speakers for my DD until I found some used 8 ohm Blues for a good price. I'm not saying that I like the Blues better than the RI P12Ns because I still really like the P12Ns in the DD too. I won't say that I like the RI P12Ns better than the Blues in it either. I like them both. The main thing about putting the Blues in the DD was that I wanted to get some P12Ns for my Kendrick high powered Twin and when I found the Blues, the P12Ns from the DD went into the Kendrick. Problem solved! As far as the DD's tone, it sounds like my '61 tweed Deluxe, except bigger.
The main difference that I've noticed between my RI '57 Twin and the Victoria 50212 is the way that the bass controls work. The reissue bass control works pretty much like you'd expect (except for the mid cut when it's turned all the way up). On my Vicky, you have to turn the bass control up much higher than the Fender to get the same amount of bass when playing at moderate volumes. With the Fender I usually have the bass knob at about 3 and with the Vicky it's usually at about 8-9 minimum. I called up Mark at Victoria and asked him about that and he said it was normal for that circuit. My tech said that Fender had a couple schematics for low power Twins (with two rectifier tubes) and that the main difference was in the tone configuration. He said that Fender and Victoria must have each used a different version. (BTW, he likes both of my low powered Twins, a lot!) I guess you could say that with the Vicky you have more control control of the bass frequencies when playing at louder volumes because you have more range to turn it down if need be.
I like TungSol 5881s in my tweeds, but I only have them in two of them; the RI '57 Twin and the Vicky 45410. Otherwise I use Svetlanas (the real ones).
Originally posted by CocoTone
What speakers in your 4X10?? I hear good things about Kendrick blackframe 10`s, as well as some speakers built by Weber, for Lord Valve, used by Derek Trucks. I`m not happy with the Jensens in my Super Reverb RI.