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  1. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

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    Yesterday I installed a set of Ragin Cajun's
    in a 65 Super reverb for a customer and
    I loved the results so much I thought I'd
    pass the info here;

    First of all, these speakers didn't require
    removal of the chassis to install,
    installation took minutes.

    Next, with the amp on "4", the tone
    I was able to get was very Twin Reverb
    like in nature, very full, tight low end,
    and chime for days. I've never been
    a fan of 10" speaker loaded Fenders,
    especially SR's. Those who can play
    these amps make them sound great,
    I've never been one of them.
    This amp with the Cagin's produced
    such a great open tone, I could
    have played it all day long.

    I used a strat tuned down to Eb,
    and even when I bumped the volume
    up to about 7, I could still hear the integrity
    of every note, yet the right amount of compression
    was still there.
    The speakers that came out were Jensen C10Q's,
    and the Eminence Cagin's walked all over them.
    I should point out that there is also a major
    increase in volume with these speakers,
    a good thing for someone wanting more
    headroom at a higher level.

    I have a Princeton Reverb, and Tweed Princeton
    here that I also ran on a Cagin.
    Both amplifiers shined better than ever on this speaker.
    I highly recomend anyone using 10" speakers
    to try a set of these, you'll be amazed.
    Doug

    BTW, you can't beat the price of these
    for what they do. One of the best 10"
    speakers I've ever played through.
     
  2. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

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    Great - thanks for the review....

    How would you compare/contrast these to the Copperhead or Legend 105 (one of my faves)?
     
  3. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

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    I haven't tried the Copperhead yet,
    but out of EV, Celestion, Jensen
    and Altec, these did it best for me.
    I've never heard a SR sound so good before.
     
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    I was thinking about getting a pair of Cajun's for my Victoria Victoriette. I have two Eminence Legend 10's in it but one has a hole in the speaker cone and they fart out too much with my Hamer Artist. Now, I am definitely going to give them a try!

    Thanks again for the review.
     
  5. BFC

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    I have a Ragin Cajun in my Barber cabinet. Easily my favorite ten of all time.
     
  6. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I have the Ragin' Cajun in my '65 Princeton Reverb and have been very impressed with the tone of it. I bought it to replace the stock (blown) speaker and haven't experimented with any others, but don't feel any need to do so. It has the perfect amount of low end and sparkley highs. In short, the amp with that speaker sounds the way I think a guitar amp should. Not bad for under $50!

    Bryan
     
  7. Shemp

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    I put a pair in my Custom Vibrolux Reverb. They made a 10 fold improvement in that amp. The Jensen 10s that were in it were weak and broke up waaaay too early. I also tried a set of Weber C10Qs in it and the RCs were better.
     
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    Very easily the best 10" speaker out there.
     
  9. OOG

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    as in best for everything?
    all types of music?
    all types of amps?
     
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    Roccaforte Amps Member

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    yeah
     
  11. Wheels

    Wheels Gold Supporting Member

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    well..

    Just the words I needed to hear 'cause there's a certain princeton reverb that could use a new speaker....

    and a budda twinmaster too.

    Thanks Doug.

    Wheels

    p.s. Your Custom 18 combo at Ultrasound ROCKS!
     
  12. CitizenCain

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    I've got a Cajun and a Delta Demon in a custom 2x10 cab. The Cajun rocks my world, still undecided on the Demon. Sometimes it sounds great, other times I can barely hear it. Might through a Legend 105 or Copperhead in with the Cajun.
     
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    I'm curious if anyone's played the RC and Weber's 10F150T, which is a C10NQ by his old numbering. This is still my favorite 10 and very loud and woody sounding. It is quite different than a C10Q, so don't assume the C10NQ will be too similar, suprisingly.
     
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    I put two of these in my old Vibrolux Reverb and since they have broken in I have to agree Doug. I love them. Very BIG sounding 10's.
     
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    I put a RC in my Super Champ a few months back. It's definitely a vast improvement over the stock (CTS? Utah?...) speaker that originally came with the amp. Full, big sound.

    Although a little combo in a little cab with a single 10" speaker can never give the bass of a Twin or SR, the lacking bass has definitely been improved. Now, the Super Champ actually has a fuller, even sound.
     
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    Thats what I thought until I tried a Copperhead...the RC is best under stress...it holds together and is very creamy smooth...but the CH "IMO" is better clean...more articulate and touch sensitive...it has more upper-mid stuff going on but doesn't do as well under stress...not bad mind you...just not as creamy smooth as the RC...but the RC is not as articulate clean...!!

    I'm thinking 2 of each in a Super would kill...but it depends on what your needs are...

    I really love both speakers...!!

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
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    loving mine in my superchamp. It's a completely new and amazing amp with the cajun in there.
     
  18. OOG

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    Thanks for that answer
    thats a real rarity
    i'm all over a couple of these
     
  19. AndyZ

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    I've got 2 RC's in my Carvin 4x10 cab. Mixed in with 2 of the Carvin VL-10's which surprisingly work very well with the RC's. They are a bot darker and breakup a tiny bit quicker.

    I've got some clips of both here... Just scroll down to the Carvin Vintage 33 clips for a taste of each. The RC's are brand new and not broken in yet either.

    http://www.instituteofnoise.com/l6/ampclips.asp

    Oh... feel free to listen to any other amp clips there too... :D
     
  20. Tomo

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    I have all three.

    The Legend 105 is very vintage tone.
    I like it very much. More top end.
    very even sounding.

    The Copperhead is more headroom than
    the Legend 105 and a bit more high mid?
    Very crisp. I like this too.

    The RC got more bottom than others.
    Big, full tone. Increase more headroom
    too. I wish the RC has more top end (for me).

    Someday I will make some clips with my
    Princeton Reverb.


    PS, Carvin vintage 12 is a nice speaker.
    1.5' voice coil makes great top end.
    Remind me a good C12N.

    Tomo
     

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