Fender BF Deluxe Reverb Experts (Speaker?)

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  1. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I just received a '66 De;uxe Reverb in a trade and was told that the speaker was original. It's a Jenson and it looks like an older speaker, but it is 16ohms. I read that this amp came stock with an 8ohm speaker.

    Just taking the fact that it is 16ohms, can this be the original speaker?

    I also read that people prefer the tone of 16ohm speakers through this amp, but I'm just interested in knowing if it is original. I have no idea if they used both 8 or 16 depending on what they had available.

    Thanks!
    Jeff
     
  2. RoadRunner

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    16 ohms? Not the original speaker.
     
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    If you want a great replacement, get a Reverend Alltone 1250 (12"/50w). Joe Naylor had these designed to replicate the original Jensen-made Special Design speakers that originally came in these amps.
     
  4. rhythmrocker

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    I put a 2x10" baffle in mine '66 FDR - more mojo!
     
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    Not the original.
     
  6. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not looking to replace the speaker or keep the amp. I traded because it was local and I wanted to try a DR. Any idea how much it would affect the price? I'll take a close up photo of the speaker and post here later.
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    It really doesn't matter what the speaker looks like because, at 16 ohms, it's not original to the amp. As for the affect on the price; a die hard collector would say about $150-$200 less where a player wouldn't really care much because he's going to swap the speaker for something else anyway.
     
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    Depending on what you paid for the amp, it might work in you favor to find a speaker that is dated to you amp but in 8 ohms. You have a nice amp there. Why do you want to move it? These amps are hard to find and they sound great.
    I don't think the ohms has anything to do with the tone. Find an 8 ohm speaker!
     
  9. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    According to the seller the speaker is from '66. He said that it could have been reconed and that someone as a local speaker repair shop told him that ohms could be changed with a reconing.

    As far as why I'm selling. I wasn't looking for a Deluxe Reverb or any other amp for that matter. I am selling a bunch of amps and he offered an even trade. Since the market is slow I figured I would give it a try just to check out a DR. I have too many amps. It sounds great no doubt and it's in very good condition, just don't need it.

    I'll probably enjoy it for a while before I list it.
     
  10. fiftynine

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    If it's a real 66 Jensen C and it's already had a recone, get it re-reconed for 8 ohms and it will be the perfect speaker for that amp and the most desirable collector wise (aside from the factory original).

    You'll have heard a DR as it should be (assuming it's right in all other respects) and maximised your asset. No brainer.
     
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    8 ohm was original. If you are looking for a replacement recommendation, Emi Cannibud Rex is great pairing.
     
  12. Tuberoast

    Tuberoast Silver Supporting Member

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    I switched mine over to a 2 x 10 baffle and love the sound,
    BUT! I liked many different 12'' speakers in the amp: Weber 12F150, C Rex, WGS ET-65,
    and a V30.
     
  13. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Actually, I wasn't looking for a replacement because I wasn't planning on keeping it. However, I happened to have an 8ohm Emi Red, White & Blues laying around so I thought I'd pop it in.

    Holy Sh**! What a difference! There is no possible way the original speaker, 8 or 16ohm, sounds as good as this. Fat and smooth. My Bruno wants to sound like this, but is too polite. May have to keep it around for a little while.
     
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    I like the Red White and Blues and the Texas Heat from Emi myself.
     

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