best 15" speaker for a 5E3 Combo

nasonm

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I'm awfully close to finally getting my next amp.
After a lot of emails to Jim @ Little Dawg and Mike @ the AmpCabCo, I'm leanin' towards a 5E3 Little Dawg D-Lux (14 Watts) in a 5E5A/Pro size cab with a 15" speaker.

Now I need to decide what it the best speaker for the job. Should I get a Weber Alnico Blue Dog ($185) the Ceramic Blue Dog ($100), a Weber 15-A150 (Alnico) an Eminence Big Ben ($100) or something else?

I want to keep some clean headroom (I know, the 5E3 circuit isn't known for headroom). I will be playing a Tele looking for Twang and Rockabilly stuff (with some slapback added in here and there).

Thanks for any input you can give.
 

Tone_Terrific

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Emi Legend 151. Neutral to slightly scooped mids on this one. Lots of top end but balanced well.
 

drbob1

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I second the alnico with tweed. If you want a lot of volume and as much clean overhead as you can, find a JBL D130. They sound great with tweed. Otherwise the Jensen clone is where you want to be: Weber makes killer ones.
 

nasonm

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Thanks for the suggestions so far. One thing I love about sites like this is the education and opinions I can always count on.
 

DanD

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Whats the doping do?

Doping helps to kill cone cry.

Ceramic magnet speakers sound good in tweed amps too, with no doping at all.
I'm using 4 - SpeakerWarehouse jensen clone 10's in my 59 clone and they sound wonderful. Nice round fat bass, thick mids, and chimey highs.

Good luck,

DanD
 

sabby

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I'll go against the grain. How about a 15x150B or a 15" Blue Dog if you need more volume? I think a 15A150 is too dark for a 5E3. Also, I'd go ceramic if you want a more dynamic rocking tone, alnico if you want bluesy compression.
 




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