best 15" speaker for a 5E3 Combo

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  1. nasonm

    nasonm Supporting Member

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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.
     
  2. Tone_Terrific

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    Emi Legend 151. Neutral to slightly scooped mids on this one. Lots of top end but balanced well.
     
  3. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Weber 15A150, 30 watt, light doping. Tweeds sound best with alnico's.
     
  4. teleblaster

    teleblaster Supporting Member

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    Whats the doping do?
     
  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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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.
     
  6. nasonm

    nasonm Supporting Member

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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.
     
  7. DanD

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    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
     
  8. 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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    I've got a 15A150-O in a Super 5E3X2, it's a great speaker for the amp.
     

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