Replacing P10-Rs in a Fender Vibrolux.

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  1. Artimus82

    Artimus82 Member

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    Heya Gang (first post here, I'm nervous omg)
    So... I just picked up a Fender Custom Vibrolux in August. I LOVE this amp. In many ways it's showed me what a REAL amp is supposed to act like.
    For what I'm playing these days, it's the perfect size (40W) and perfect weight (my god was I tired of lugging heads and cabs around).
    I like how it breaks really early, but I don't like how she starts to compress really early. It seems like after a certain point, I have no control over anything tonally, it's just a wide open snarl (which is okay for some sounds). Sometimes the speakers 'fart' too during a clean run.
    Now, I'm still getting used to playing an amp without a mid control anywhere, so I'm trying to find something useful in a treble and bass setting.
    With that said, I was thinking of replacing the P10-R's in hopes that I could get more clean head room and have the speakers break a little later, maybe get a tighter low end as well. Not that the P10's don't have something of a tight low end, but like I said, there's the occasional 'fart'.
    I've been reading up on Celestion Vintage 10's and 10" Greenbacks. Also read into Webers a bit (people really like to replace these P10's with Webers).

    Does anyone out there have any suggestions or input as far as what I should look into here? This is my first dive into changing speakers. I only ever was into Celestion V30's in the past as I used heads into 4x12 and 2x12 cabs.

    Thanks for any input guys :)
     
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  3. Brien

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    Weber 10f150s (more low end, warmer), or 10f125s. Ceramics sound right in most BF amps to me.
     
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    As said above the 10F150's are working very well in my 2 Vibro's, as are Naylor and Tone Tubby ceramics...
     
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    JBL MI-10's would be a great little speaker for that amp.

    What you're after is a higher power handling speaker that won't power compress so soon...your voice coils are reaching thermal saturation too soon and killing the amps output and tone.
     
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    Thanks guys.
    Just for affirmation's sake, no one has an opinion on Celestions or anything else, no?

    thanks again, I'll be looking into the 10F150's :)
     
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    I use 1 ragin cajun in mine and it does the trick. Two made it too heavy and loud for my needs. It adds more bass and tightens things up a bit. It's great for rockin the blues with a strat.
     
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    i put celestion 10's in my blond custom vibrolux and they sound great. i'm not sure of the model but it's whatever they put in the prosonic (got em' from a fender dealer). nice and warm and never fart out. the other guitar player in my band plays thru a vibro-king and i have no problem hangin' with him. a very worthwhile improvement.
     

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