Help me find a speaker to my Vibrolux

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  1. foo_3001

    foo_3001 Member

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    I have a ´76 SFVR, which has sounded kindof dull and lifeless for sometime now - I tried to change tubes, have it biased to run hotter, change caps, nothing worked. Then I noticed a Weber 12F150-T for sale in my local shop and decided to try how it would affect the amp if I tried it instead of the old alnico CTS. And what a difference! Suddenly the amp has dynamics. And low end. And the snappy Fender attack - AND it takes pedals very well!!

    So, now I´m thinking of changing the other CTS aswell. Now, as Webers are almost impossible to find over here, what would You guys suggest to match the 12F150? Over here it´s easiest to get Eminences or Celestions.

    I would greatly apprecciate any opinions!
     
  2. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Where is "over here"?
     
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    The 12F150 is a 12" speaker, correct? And you are looking for 10" speakers?

    I just bought a '74 SFVR myself. I'm still in the process of replacing the caps, but I plan on replacing the speakers also. I did a search on this and I plan on trying out the Eminence Legend 105 and the Ragin Cajun. I may also try out the Celestion vintage 10 (or 10s model).
     
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    pula58 Silver Supporting Member

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    if the OP meant a Weber 10F150-T, yep, that is nice. I have used it with a Weber 10F150. The "T" felt possibly a little too brite to me, so I am going to try another 10F150 , so I'll have two 10F150's. The 10F150 is nice, warm, not ice picky
     
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    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    I just bought two EVM 10Ms for my Vibrolux and have heard good reports about them, but they haven't arrived yet so I can't recommend them personally.
     
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    I like the Eminence Legend 105.
     
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    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    Emi Copperheads are the best speakers I've heard in the VR, short of original Jensens.
     
  9. foo_3001

    foo_3001 Member

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    Yeah, sorry, I meant 10F150, of course..

    And "over here" is in Northern Europe.

    Thanks for Your advices, I just might look into the Eminence Legend 105, as it turns out that I could get one used in a good condition for a good price..

    How would you guys describe Emi 105´s sound?
     
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    Listen to the samples here:

    http://www.eminence.com/soundclips.asp

    The legend 105 sounds well balanced - sounds good clean or overdriven. To my ears not quite as pumped up as the other models.

    I'm going to try the 105's and the RC's, since the RC's seem to recommended by everyone.

    It's funny comparing the clips of the 10's versus the 12's. The 12's sound fuller and louder in each case, but I'm sure this would not the case when it's 2x10's versus 1x12's. I wonder how the 10" clips would sound if they had mic'd a 2x10".
     
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    I have a Jensen C10Q and a CTS Ceramic from my 1979 VR.
    They're takin up space, I'll get rid of them cheap.

    The CTS is the original speaker and the C10Q is a louder,
    punchier replacement. My VR was stolen a few years ago
    and I had one of each in it... So here these sit in boxes in
    my closet.......
     

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