Best under $100 speaker for 5e3

colinesquire

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Hello, I have done searches but still looking for options for my tweed. I currently have a red white & blues that I'd like to replace. Looking for something with a similar efficiency but more mids. I find the rwb a little dull especially for live use. I like eminence & also thinking about a swamp thing, cannabis or one of the redcoats-maybe the wizard for max volume? I play snarling garage/surf/psych/blues so needs to cut through & sound big. Are the weber sig 12bs efficient? Not interested in scumback.


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schmidlin

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I say spend the extra $10 and go for the Weber 12-F150. Perfect speaker for that amp. Punchy mids, too.
 

RupertB

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Can't help with comparisons but the ceramic Weber Sig 12 in my 5E3 clone is a keeper.
 

speedemon

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Eminence makes cool "US" style speakers, most under $100, but Weber is the "cream" short of a high dollar vintage speaker. My 5e3 comes with an Eminence that is cool. and I also have Weber in a cab to go with it.
 

Onioner

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Perhaps the Grey Wolf would be appropriate too (also about $120-$140, depending on the deal). Lots of folks like Blue Dogs in their 5E3, though I don't. Grey Wolf could give you some of that Blue Dog sizzle and really accent the rough, punchiness of the amp.

Happily, I have one of each sitting here. I'll try it out tomorrow. I really like 5E3s for their out of control wild feeling, so if that's not your thing, then ignore, but, well, I'm curious.
 

hank57

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Ben Fargen likes the Greenback 25 watt for Tweed Deluxe. I think it is pretty good too.
 

Lost_Cause

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I found a fifties vintage Hammond Tone Cabinet with a bunch of vintage 6V6 tubes and a P12Q in it for less than $100. Speaker sounded great in my 59 Tweed Deluxe. It does not walk in the door every day but those deals are out there.

Actually I am going to try that speaker in my 64 Reverberocket this weekend because there seems to be more than a hint of Tweed Deluxe in that amp.
 

colinesquire

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Hi, thanks all for the replies. I did some more research & going to try an eminence gb128 which apparently is their version of a greenback but more efficient & wider tonal spectrum. From what I've read it will fill my need for mids & only about $70. I also have an ampeg j20 which is pretty aggressive in the mids so my mellow red white blues hopefully will work there ok.
 

Custom Deluxe

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Another vote for the Emi Legend. Often overlooked, but there is a resaon Victoria loads these in the their amps.

Great all around speaker IMHO.
 

colinesquire

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Following up-I got a good deal on a legend gb-128 & man is that what I was looking for. It's spec'd slightly more efficient than the RWB but with the extra mids seems much louder. Has a nice woody drive & plenty of snarl. Perfect fit for my 5e3.
 




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