New speaker recs for a pro reverb

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  1. HotBluePlates

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    And a 1958 Jensen (at least in most guitar amps, including all Fender amps) would have been an alnico P12_ speaker rather than a ceramic C12_.
     
  2. 71strat

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    JBL
    K 120 12" Guitar/Full Range Speakers #4 - All original 8 ohm black color alnico magnet models feature #21032 cones and metal domes. These speakers have had very light use, sound great, and are in super clean near new condition. 4 available. SPU010582 $300.00 each Alnico 100w



    Great Plains Audio/AKA Altec Lansing 417H/Alnico 100w.... Email them. They aint cheap.

    Home - Great Plains Audio
    https://greatplainsaudio.com




    Tone Tubby 12" Purple Haze Alnico Hemp Cone Guitar | Reverb
    https://reverb.com/item/573970-tone-tubby-12-purple-haze-alnico-hemp-cone-guitar..
     
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  3. Ryno1331

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    Those are some high dollar speakers!
     
  4. SciFlyer

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    Have you looked into the Eminence Legend 1258? I have experience with the 1058. Great sounding speaker. They aren't very expensive, either.
     
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  6. 71strat

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    The Original Speaker Upgrade for your amp in 1968 were JBL D120Fs. The K is the next evolution of the DF. They came out around 1972.

    Santana used the Altec 417-C. The H is the 100w version of the C. C is 75w. DF-K, and Altec are all 3 Alnico speakers.

    Those are as American as it gets for replacement speakers for any Fender Blackface/Silverface amp.

    Though not American, I love the 90w Celestion Cream with my Blackfaced/ODS Feder Dual Showman. Ive had it since 72, and also have 1 Altec 418H x 1 Altec 421A, in an old 73 Carvin 2 x 15 cabinet Ive had since new. I also have a couple loose 418H Series II

    I got tired of blowing CTS, Eminence, Jensen, Oxfords, and used the 2 Altecs since 73 with Fender amps and they've never failed. I also like 000 speaker funny business. I want the amp to blow long before the speakers. I like as much Speaker RMS vs Amp RMS as I can get. 2x is a good start.
     
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  7. dharmafool

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    The Pro Reverb's particle board baffle will not support JBL or Altec speakers, so it would need to be changed out for plywood and new grill cloth attached.
    Tone Tubby Purple Haze is a normal weight driver and a worthy (but costly) alternative.
     
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  8. zenas

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    Yeah if it was me I'd keep the original circuit intact. I'd still service it with all new electrolytics of course and add a trim pot for bias voltage. The trim pot allows easy bias setting, retains the OEM balance pot and retains the OEM phase inverter.
    68 still had a two prong cord, you'll want that upgraded too.
     
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