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Fender Super reverb speakers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Slotunes, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Slotunes

    Slotunes Supporting Member

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    Howdy..I recently picked up a 66 BF Super with the alnicos.What are some good replacements.I guess Im afraid to really lay into 40 year old speakers.Id like to save them for special gigs or sessions, besides the prices on these are through the roof.Ive heard Tommy Castro uses the Eminence and He's got great tone.Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. mountain blues

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    Tommy uses the Eminence Legend 105-8. Great speakers.
     
  3. karmadave

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    If you like CTS Alnico's (which I do) Weber is supposed to be coming out with his version, called CTS-10's.

    From his BBS...

    The CTS 10 is a warmer, lower efficiency speaker that is really good for overdrive because of its breakup characteristics and lack of edginess.

    His current Vintage 10" replacement speakers:
    10x150 more low end, more punch and dynamics.
    10x125 more high end detail.

    A = Alnico
    F = Ceramic

    Some folks like to mix both.

    For more info, I'd recommend you check his website:

    www.tedweber.com

    Or send him an email at: ted@webervst.com

    Eminence are good too, I'm just not as knowlegable so no recommendations...

    -KD
     
  4. Texsunburst59

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    That's what I have in my PTP 65' SR repro. The Legend 105's are very balanced and punchy ,and are about the best value on speakers out there right now.

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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Eminence Legend 102 alnico's. There's a seller on ebay with the kapton former version(35 watts) at $34.ea. I installed the paper former version(20 watts) in my brown concert and they sound great.
     
  7. Troy T. Blues

    Troy T. Blues Comstock Station

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    Hi,

    Just curious as to how you know this? This might be another good option for me. I love Tommy Castro's tone! :) Thanks for the info.
     
  8. mountain blues

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    I got that from Tommy's sound guy after a show. Great guy, and he was most enthusiastic that he and Tommy are very happy with the tone of the Legends.


    This was after a very small, intimate show and they poured their hearts out to the crowd. A great night.

    Love Tommy, love his band, love his tone.
     
  9. Troy T. Blues

    Troy T. Blues Comstock Station

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    Cool! I agree in all due respects. Thanks again MB!! :)
     
  10. ampholic

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    I have 2 Weber alnicos and 2 Weber ceramics in mine and it sounds absolutely deadly. The mixing of speakers is quite common now in all the boutique amps and for good reason, you truly can get the best of both worlds. The only down side in my amp is the ceramics add to the weight. My super is topping 70 pounds!
     
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    + 1 on the Weber mix. i have Weber ceramic California and ceramic Michigan in my SR. love em! the low end is insane, i was looking for a high efficient speaker with clean headroom and heavy bass response and these fit the bill perfectly.:dude
     
  12. karmadave

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    Mixing alnico and ceramic speakers, in a SR, is very common and allows you to better "tune" the amp to your own tastes.

    One more reason why the Super Reverb is the ultimate stage amp for Blues...

    -KD
     
  13. mountain blues

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    In my own Super, the Uncle Spot, I have two Weber P10Q's on top and two C10Q's on the bottom. Very 3D tone and I'll probably never change this setup.

    I often wonder why we haven't heard more feedback from people who've tried the DT10's that Derek Trucks uses? They got a lot of good press here last year, and then not much since...
     
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    I'm curious about those DT10's as well mountain...
     
  15. Slotunes

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    Thanks for all the responses!Hey, Ampholic, which Webers do you have in yours?Im looking for a "mild breakup" over 6.Thanks in advance.
     
  16. ampholic

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    I have the identical setup as Mountain, twp P10Q's on the top and C10Q's on the bottom. When I first got them i was told that installing them this way is critical to the tone whereas at first I thought I would put one of each on the top and bottom.
    I'm not sure about turning it to 6. I have one loud Super and can rarely turn it past 3 or 4 even on big stages! I may have to look at some different tubes to allow mine to break up a bit earlier.
     
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    And another vote for the alnico/ceramic Weber mix.

    I run 10A125 in the top and 10F150 in the bottom, all with undoped cones. Liked it so much I built a 4x10 cabinet with the same mix for use with other amps.
     
  18. Texsunburst59

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    Todd how did you get that CUSTOM member designation "Fender Junkie".
    Did you have to pay the Forum to get it? I was just curious because I'm a Fender Aficionado myself and wouldn't mind have that designation under my moniker.:)
     
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    I have a "66" SR also. It has 2 original CTS alnico's and 2 Kendricks Blackframes in a X pattern. This mix sounds very good to my ears although I would like to find CTS's to make the amp all original. If you are interested in selling or trading, email me.
     
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    You can use it, but you have to pay me royalties ;)

    Go to User Control Panel, Edit Profile, fill in "Custom User Title".
     

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