Speaker config for '64 Bandmaster

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  1. superdave2001

    superdave2001 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking at getting a cab made for my '64 Bandmaster head (blonde). Right now I'm using it with 2 Egnater Tweaker 112 cabs. They are fine, but only 16 ohms each, and size-wise they don't really fit the under the head well - head = 24" wide, Tweakers = 21" wide.

    Was considering a 2x12 or 12+10 cabinet in diagonal array for the head now. Does anyone have preference SOUND-wise on a 2x12 vs. 12+10 config? And which speakers would you recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. afterosmosis

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    I'm using mine (also a '64 coincidentally) with a 1x12 loaded with a Cannabis Rex. Absolutely love it.
     
  3. superdave2001

    superdave2001 Supporting Member

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    I have a CRex in my Blues Jr and love it too.

    Anyone else with opinions on 2x12s vs. 12+10s?
     
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    I have a BF '64 Bandmaster with the stock matching cab with 2 original '64 C12N speakers in it. It's pretty bright for my liking. I also have an Avatar 1x12 with a WGS ET65 4 ohm in it that I love. I use the 1x12 with ET65 every day. The honeymoon stage was over long ago, as I put the ET in it at least 2 years ago. I am seriously considering pulling the C12N's out of the original cab and storing them. Maybe put 2 ET65 8 ohm speakers in there. Or may 1 ET65 and whatever else WGS suggests that pairs well with it. Highly recommend. Sorry no experience on a 12 paired with a 10.
     
  5. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Go with a 1x15; 4 ohm of course.
     
  6. superdave2001

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    Hadn't considered a 1x15. And I'd prefer to make the cab 8 ohms so that I could run it with my HRDx as an extension along with the internal speaker (also 8 ohms). But I'm seeing a few recommendations of 4 ohm cab for the Bandmaster.....thoughts?
     
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    I haven't tried them myself yet but people I trust are raving about Jupiter speakers for vintage Fender tone. Hard to say about 2x12 vs. 12+10...I think that would boil down to personal taste.
     
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    I really like the texas heats for fender circuits, nice and full sounding but not brittle like so many of the vintage sounding fender speakers tend to be, at least for me. I hate that high end sheen or fizz they induce on overdrives. Also like the swamp thang, though it can be kind of bassy so you have to watch that with vintage fenders.
     
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    The advantage of 12's is there are so many choices out there. 10 and 15's are more limited....
     

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