Hi All, I have a '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, all stock with the standard C12K. I like the amp and think it sounds great, and that includes the stock C12K speaker (which is kind of dark and has a nice, dry thunk to it on the low strings, but I'm terrible with tone adjectives). That said, the amp can be a bit much for my current playing situation. In a perfect world, I'd run the amp on '6' and roll back guitar volume for general playing and turn up guitar volume when I need a bunch of overdrive. However, in reality, I can only get the amp to about '4-4.5' before folks start complaining. At '6', and with guitar full up, its overpowering the rest of the band and we're running into feedback issues with the PA ( and frankly it's just too damn loud for a studio!). Anyway, I noticed that several big retailers sell a 'wine red' Deluxe Reverb and part of the marketing spiel with that amp is that it overdrives at a lower level due to the alnico speaker they have in it - a Jensen P12Q. So, I checked Jensen's website and indeed the P12Q is definitely less efficient than the standard C12K - 95db vs 99+ db. That's pretty significant and should, theoretically, allow me to nudge the volume of the amp a little more to get closer to the sweet spot. Not sure if it would make *that* much of a difference, but in my last project, I used a 18 watt Marshall with a 96db greenback and I could crank that up as loud as it would go - seems like the DRRI is significantly louder than that amp ( or this group of folks has more sensitive ears). My question is for anyone that has played both the C12K and the P12Q (or the special edition DRRI vs the standard one) at band levels and how would they compare the performance of those two speakers? Does the P12Q sound as good as the C12K, especially when volume is up a little? Is the P12Q make the DRRI actually, noticeably tamer or is this just 'on paper'. I'm considering ordering a speaker and giving it a try, but if anyone here has gone down this path, let me know! Thanks for any wisdom!