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Are these the original Eminence Blue Frame speakers?

Luca1979

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I'm sure you know the story, Fender used to use Eminence Blue Frames (102P) in the earlier Bassman RI, then they switched to Fender speakers, and then again they went with Jensen P10R's.

The first Eminences are supposed to sound the best, but I need a little help to identify them.

Here's a pic (sorry for the poor quality), are these the Blue Frames?

 
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Luca1979

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Thanks for the reply.

What makes you 100% sure that these are not the later Fender Blue Alnicos? The Eminences and the Fenders were supposed to be very similar look-wise.
 

Mike Fleming

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I believe that that version of the Bassman RI, the unlacquered-tweed, non-LTD version, only came with 2 types of speakers: first the unlabeled, Eminence-made blue-frame (pictured), and second the brown frame speaker with a brown and yellow label, which I think was a Fender label.

I don't think a blue-frame speaker reappeared until the release of the LTD, which has a Jensen-labeled blue-frame speaker.

My memory of the history of this amp has gotten a little hazy. But that's the best I can recall.

Anyway to me that says that the amp pictured would be the early version (early to late nineties from what i recall), and those would be the Eminence blue-frames.

Crazy power cord though, what country are you in? And is that factory, or was the amp converted to run on your voltage?
 




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