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Replacement for original Utah speaker in a '65 Deluxe Reverb

ESW.

Silver Supporting Member
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I'm generally pretty happy with the tone (particularly when pushed), but I'm looking for something that has better bass response (e.g. for octave down/whammy). Any recommendations?
 

J M Fahey

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octave down/whammy
Sorry but you have the wrong amp (Blackface Fender) but mainly cabinet type (single 12"/ open back / combo) for strong deep bass.
No speaker replacement will help you because you are running straight against what's acoustically needed.
"You can't beat Physics" .

Since you like it, use it as is, but consider a future purchase of a "heavier sounding" amplifier and specially a fat closed back cabinet.

Don't waste $$$ in speakers which won't give what you want (mounted there, that is) and to boot you will also lose the killer sparkly twangy sound it can deliver now.

If this is *very* important for you , sell it and buy another more approppriate or even better, buy another but keep this one too, or in a few years you'll repent for having done that .

JM2C
 

swiveltung

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Sorry but you have the wrong amp (Blackface Fender) but mainly cabinet type (single 12"/ open back / combo) for strong deep bass.
No speaker replacement will help you because you are running straight against what's acoustically needed.
"You can't beat Physics" .

Since you like it, use it as is, but consider a future purchase of a "heavier sounding" amplifier and specially a fat closed back cabinet.

Don't waste $$$ in speakers which won't give what you want (mounted there, that is) and to boot you will also lose the killer sparkly twangy sound it can deliver now.

If this is *very* important for you , sell it and buy another more approppriate or even better, buy another but keep this one too, or in a few years you'll repent for having done that .

JM2C
Sorry I definitely disagree. Been playing a DR for 45 years as well as other Fenders. He didn't ask for FAT he asked for bass response.
OP: what you need is a broken in Weber 12F150. Or my current fave an Emi GA SC64.
Other options are Weber Silver Bell, A EV12L... The Emi is currently causing me to turn the bass below 4 gigging.
 

ESW.

Silver Supporting Member
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Thanks for the advice all around. To clarify, part of my concern is that I'm going to blow this speaker. It gets a little flappy at times (particularly with my ES-335 on the neck pickup). I'll check out those Webers - I was already leaning in that direction.
 




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