Fane Alnico 12" on its way!

jpage

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Just ordered a Fane Alnico blue frame to replace the Black Shadow C90 Celestion in my Mesa Lonestar Classic. I love this amp but damn if this board doesn't get me jonesing for stuff I didn't even know existed. $300.00 for a speaker; I am preparing to be overwhelmed.
Anyone else use this speaker in a 1x12 combo?
 

dehughes

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Originally posted by jpage
Just ordered a Fane Alnico blue frame to replace the Black Shadow C90 Celestion in my Mesa Lonestar Classic. I love this amp but damn if this board doesn't get me jonesing for stuff I didn't even know existed. $300.00 for a speaker; I am preparing to be overwhelmed.
Anyone else use this speaker in a 1x12 combo?
Yes! Finally, another person who will experience these... I had a long conversation with Orlando (I believe his user id is orly2u) who is a fount of speaker knowledge, and a super cool guy. He spoke highly of the Fane...I've got to hear one now. :)


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jpage

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I don't know exactly. I read on this board that the black frame speakers were not as good, so I ordered the "blue frame Fane Alnico" because the picture on the Loudspeakers Plus site shows a black speaker.

I guess I'm just assuming that there is a black and a blue version of the AXA12...
 

dehughes

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If you paid approx. $300 for a Fane Alnico, then it will be the Fane AXA 100w, blue frame, etc.... That's the one. :)


david
 

guitarman_1

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Make sure you break it in for a good long while. 100 hours or so. It ranks as one of the worst sounding speakers until broken in.
Be patient, you will be rewarded with a killer speaker.
Just my 2 cents. Ive owned a few of them.
 

Occam

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I've heard a lot of good things about those but for the price it would cost to fill a 4x12 that's a lot more than I'm willing to spend right now unless I knew for absolute certain they would blow away my Weber Michigans.
 

wordsonyou

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When broken in these are my favorite modern production speaker. There is nothing that has the same low end and top end response. It is a winner. Be patient though - needs to break in as mentioned above.
 

Blueser

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Originally posted by guitarman_1
Make sure you break it in for a good long while. 100 hours or so. It ranks as one of the worst sounding speakers until broken in.
Be patient, you will be rewarded with a killer speaker.
Just my 2 cents. Ive owned a few of them.
Any way to speed up the break in process on these? Perhaps leaving a CD with lots of bass blasting through the cab when you're not playing guitar through it.
 
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I'll step out on a limb here - I even like them new! It is one of the fonkiest sounding speakers - your first listen you say 'no thanks', then your second listen you can't get enough.

A long while ago I compared the Fane to that weird drama-queen chick with the high cheekbones and the bizarre clothes that your first instinct is to run - fast - in the opposite direction, then the next thing you know you're in the middle of an expensive divorce from your high-school honey because you can't get her out of your mind.

That's the Fane Alnico! :)

And it's so cool to show up with your Ganesha head into a tiny 1-12 cab and blow people's minds! :D
 

rwe333

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Originally posted by decay-o-caster
I'll step out on a limb here - I even like them new! It is one of the fonkiest sounding speakers - your first listen you say 'no thanks', then your second listen you can't get enough.

A long while ago I compared the Fane to that weird drama-queen chick with the high cheekbones and the bizarre clothes that your first instinct is to run - fast - in the opposite direction, then the next thing you know you're in the middle of an expensive divorce from your high-school honey because you can't get her out of your mind.

That's the Fane Alnico! :)

And it's so cool to show up with your Ganesha head into a tiny 1-12 cab and blow people's minds! :D
Ha!

That about nails it...
 

tonedaddy

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Originally posted by decay-o-caster
A long while ago I compared the Fane to that weird drama-queen chick with the high cheekbones and the bizarre clothes that your first instinct is to run - fast - in the opposite direction, then the next thing you know you're in the middle of an expensive divorce from your high-school honey because you can't get her out of your mind.

That's the Fane Alnico! :)
:eek:
You've set a new standard for speaker descriptions!

From now on, all speaker threads must include one post describing it as a woman you've known!
:D
 

Blueser

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Originally posted by decay-o-caster
I'll step out on a limb here - I even like them new! It is one of the fonkiest sounding speakers - your first listen you say 'no thanks', then your second listen you can't get enough.

A long while ago I compared the Fane to that weird drama-queen chick with the high cheekbones and the bizarre clothes that your first instinct is to run - fast - in the opposite direction, then the next thing you know you're in the middle of an expensive divorce from your high-school honey because you can't get her out of your mind.

That's the Fane Alnico! :)

And it's so cool to show up with your Ganesha head into a tiny 1-12 cab and blow people's minds! :D
Classic!!! :dude

When you push her hard with the Ganesha, does the bottom hold together?
 

drbob1

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I've not owned the 12" but I had a pair of 10s in a kendrick combo and they were great sounding and ungodly loud. He says something like 101-102 dB IIRC. Very sweet and harmonically rich.
 

roknfnrol

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I think it sounds killer when it's being pushed hard. It is loud and efficient, not too different from an Eminence Tonker (different character).
 

mad dog

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I really don't have the bucks to hang with Fanes -- or with that funky chick from highschool who by now has 4 kids and a newer, even worse wardrobe -- but have been hearing one lately. A local guy I know has a 15-inch Fane in an original Vibroverb. Have to say, that's one of the thickest, heaviest amp/speaker sounds ever.

Wondering how the Fane 12-inch would match up with my old Gibson GA-40. It's got a non-original speaker in it now, ceramic I think. Sounds hot, tweed, saturated, round and all that good stuff. Curious whether the Fane could make it more so, or whether the amp is too low powered to benefit.
 

roknfnrol

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I've ruined myself by having recently aquired a Fane AXA12... no other speakers sound as good:(

Not even the new Eminence line (but I still love them).
 

LSchefman

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$300 for a speaker isn't much when you consider that every sound you make is going to play through it.

Guys pay $200 for a round of golf.

If you like it - cheap thrills.
 




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