Anyone use Weber Silver Bells in a blackface Fender?

Axe_78th

Member
Messages
411
I have a pair of blackface non reverb Deluxes and have been looking to replace the V30's I used for years. I've been thru many speakers recently both alnico and ceramic and have found the ceramic Silver Bell is the one I'm looking for. Great low end. I have found I can turn the bass up to 7 or even 8 and it doesn't flub out, at least in my case. My Silver Bell must be broken in as I have used it in a 1X12 cabs for a couple of years, many hours of playing. Big warm tone with plenty of detail for me. I liked it better than my ceramic Blue Dog. My Weber's are 50 watt, light dope, and I prefer a 16 ohm speaker in my Deluxes.
 

Moods

Member
Messages
993
I've put silver bells in few BF Deluxe amps with good results. People looking for a little British flavor out of their Fender...

<M
 

doublee

Member
Messages
4,432
I have a pair of blackface non reverb Deluxes and have been looking to replace the V30's I used for years. I've been thru many speakers recently both alnico and ceramic and have found the ceramic Silver Bell is the one I'm looking for. Great low end. I have found I can turn the bass up to 7 or even 8 and it doesn't flub out, at least in my case. My Silver Bell must be broken in as I have used it in a 1X12 cabs for a couple of years, many hours of playing. Big warm tone with plenty of detail for me. I liked it better than my ceramic Blue Dog. My Weber's are 50 watt, light dope, and I prefer a 16 ohm speaker in my Deluxes.

Why a 16 ohm?
 

Axe_78th

Member
Messages
411
It's a slightly warmer tone than an 8 ohm in a Deluxe. I started doing it years ago when I was using V30's in them. You could really hear the difference with those speakers. It took some of the ice pick out and I couldn't see any real volume difference. Also the tubes last a little longer according to Gerald Weber. He once told me when he built harp amps for Kim Wilson of the T Birds that Kim liked the impedance mismatch as well. Heck I mismatch in my JTM45 head. I run a 16 ohm cab with the head set to 8. In the case of the Silver Bell , I have an 8 ohm alnico and a 16 ohm ceramic. Both sound great and warm in my Deluxe. I ended up liking the ceramic the best.
 

James Knox

Member
Messages
738
After going through a JBL D120, a Celestion Gold, Weber Blue Dog. Weber Blue Dog Ceramic, I settled on a Weber Silver Bell in my 1964 Blackface Princeton Reverb.

LOVE IT - very full, excellent note separation, good detail, nice bass response. I put the Cele Gold in an extension cab - together, excellent freq response and SPL!

Peace,

James
 

caspergomez

Member
Messages
440
yep, I ran an alnico silver bell in a drri for a good while doing club dates. I played it kind of loud, and there was a real bloom that happened with the amp 3/4 the way up.
 

gulliver

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
13,881
I used to have a Weber Silver Bell. Once in a while, I look at the used market to see if I can pick one up again on the cheap. It's like they disappeared off the Earth, you just don't see them out there much at all. I think that everyone that has one is keeping it.
 

hunter

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
8,802
In for the thread rebirth. Great speaker, good in a Deluxe Reverb. Had one in mine for a while, warmed it up a little, smoothed it out a little, flattened (as in raised mids and lowered bass and treble) a little. I swapped it out for a 12F150 only because I wanted the Silver Bell for another amp. They sure are expensive now.

hunter
 

mad dog

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
11,194
My buddy has one in his BF Deluxe Reverb. One of the best sounding DRs I've heard. Always wanted to try that.
 

Laurence

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
10,324
I use one in a SFDR. Rolls off the excessive lows and highs and is a good match for a 'pushed' DR tone. If you're not going fairly heavily into the amps natural OD the C12N or a suitable equivalent is a good choice (I've also used them and have been happy; it's way more traditional).
 

avspecialist

Member
Messages
106
I use a Weber Silver Bell in my 94 Fender Twin Amp along with a Celestion Creamback 65. So far the best combination of speakers. Also the closed back cabinet I have has a Marshall style input selector in it. I can use either the Silver Bell by itself or the Creamback. I could also paraell them or series them by the flick of the switch and changing input jacks. They are fairly efficient, so the amp players louder/cleaner.
 
Last edited:

plexified

Member
Messages
702
I built myself an AB763 Super Reverb in a 2X10 combo that has a Weber Blue Pup and P10R , the extension 2X10 has a straight cone Blue Pup and a Alnico Silverbell. The Silverbell is the best sounding to me. I like the recording options with this set up. The R has the earliest grind and dynamics, the Pups have the chime, the Silverbell has a great Blackface/Tweed crossover, even a Marshall flavor, it does it all right.
 

zombiwoof

Member
Messages
5,900
I had an original Vox-labeled Celestion Silver in a Brownface Deluxe, and it was great. The Weber Alnico version of the Silver Bell is supposed to be a clone of that speaker. I realize that it was not a BF Fender, but I think it would be good in a BF too.
Al
 




Trending Topics

Top Bottom