Jensen P12N RI

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  1. Oldtone

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    Looking for some feedback from anyone who has heard/used the P12N RI.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    Harsh and Nasty, don't know what you want to do but there are much better alternatives. Check out the Weber speakers instead.
     
  3. Oldtone

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    Thanks, do they improve with age and use? I'll use them in a Fender Bj and HRDlx, just looking for vintage American tone.
     
  4. OOG

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    +1

    as far as aging well
    no
    they stay pretty harsh and nasty
    sound NOTHING like my old Jensens

    good speakers for a masochist:bkw
     
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    +1000. I owned one years ago, and I used it enough for it to be broken in. No bottom end, sterile mids, harsh highs. Probably one of the worst speakers I have ever owned.
     
  6. Boogs

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    check out Weber. fantastic speakers!
     
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    +1 Left the reissues in for months hoping they would break in,they didn`t. IMHO the Webers are way.. better.
     
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    C12n and p12q =good after they break in (which is 50 hours on the c12n).
    p12n = harsh and nasty.
     
  9. Boogs

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    I liked the C12N after a good pounding as well (cello CDs, solo guitar CDs, long time), but Webers are just flat out better speakers.
     
  10. sideman

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    I haven't tried the RI P12N. But tried the Weber P10R and P10Q repros and preferred the Jensen RI P10R.
     
  11. gnugear

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    Well, I've had vintage P12Ns and the reissue and I actually like the reissue a lot. I had to pound it a while before it loosened up but I have zero complaints in my deluxe reverb.
     
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    I've got a pair in a Jenkins Highway 61 cab that I always kinda liked. Guess I'm wrong about that... ;)
     
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    I have a pair of Jensen C12K's and they are nowhere near harsh.
    Very Fendery and great with overdrive as well.
     
  15. Sean French

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    Well,the P12N in my 20 watt Vicky Deluxe must be a fluke speaker then.
    It is anything but,harsh.
    There are times I wish I could get more high end out of the amp as it's a very warm sounding amp.
    That's with a Tele mind you.
    Perhaps it's due to my amp having complete 50's RCA glass?
    Or that my 20112-T could have been modded by a previous owner.
    Who knows.
    Can't speak for any other amp but,I like the P12N in my paticular amp.
    Obviously YMMV.
     
  16. Wesman61

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    I bought a Kendrick with a P12N r.i. and concur with the harsh/nasty comments. It sounded great clean but overdriven it was unbearable.
     

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