Speaker for 5e3?

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  1. vicilux

    vicilux Member

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    Ok, so I got this Ceriatone off ebay....super score. I bought a Weber Blue Dog Ceramic 50 watt for my Ampeg Gemini 1, which was a total sonic cream dream. So I try the Cer. Blue Dog in the 5e3, and that sounds beautiful as well. I was thinking of getting another Cer. Blue Dog to put in both amps. My question is this; would the Alnico Blue Dog sound even better in the 5e3? And what wattage? 30 or 50? Any tips would be great! Thanks.
     
  2. Cobra

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    The 30w Weber alnico blue is an excellent match for a 5e3, as is the Weber sliver bell, or Celestion alnico blue, & even the Fane Ax100. All match up with this circuit well, with subtle differences.
     
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    Weber 12A125 was probably my fav.

    Emi GB12 was louder and fuller. great sounding speaker, though as many say, it doesn't have the 3-dimensional sound that Webers usually have.
     
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    +1 for the 30 watt alnico blue :AOK
     
  6. Red Planet

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    I'm sure the Blue Alnico does sound good as well as a Cermaic Blue Dog. The Speaker that my Tweed Deluxe Clone liked the best was the Mojo BV30.
     
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    I liked the Celestion Blue. It matches up very well.
     
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    I have a few hours on a Weber 12F125 and so far it's really good. Much louder than the Jensen C12Q I had in there and very nice tone all around. rated at 20 watts, light dope. I had a ceramic Blue Dog in a Blues Junior and I was not happy with it so I wasn't going to try another but I have heard those speakers do nicely in the 5E3.

    Guys love the Red Fang in these amps too - $$$$
     
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    Could someone please describe the tonal difference between a Weber Blue and a Weber 12A125 in a 5E3.I have a 12A125 in my Mission 5E3 and really like it,just looking for more volume.Thanks.
     
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    I tried a Blue in mine, did not dig it. Always loved (and still do) my Reverend Alltone 1250 in my Mission 5E3.
     
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    I want to say the Weber you have is a copy of a Jensen C12N and a Weber Blue Dog is a British speaker copy IIRC.
     
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    Lots of cool options out there! Just make sure that the speaker you buy will fit in the amp's cabinet. I've heard that some 5E3s won't fit a Celestion Blue, but others must since the Blue is standard in the Clark Beaufort and the Fender '57 Amp.

    Good luck!


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  13. vicilux

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    Thanks guys...I have a Weber Alnico Blue on the way (30 watt) The ceramic blue dog will happily reside in my Ampeg Gemini 1.
     
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    I'm using a hellatone 30 in mine and it is LOUD! I love it! The highs are crisp and bright and the low end is nice and tight. I had a weber alnico in at first,and I dig the warmth that alnico provides, but ultimately I prefer to have the aggresive bite that the ceramic gives.
     
  15. Flux

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    Nothing wrong with the original P12Q either. Weber will make you one. (12A150 ?)
     
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    +1. It sounds great, but be careful... it's very close to all that speaker can take. I get worried when I hear it hit the end of it's excursion... :eek:

    If you plan on taking the amp out and hitting it hard, I would go with a gold or a Weber...
     
  17. 5E3

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    I have a Celestion G12H30 in my Richter Tweed Deluxe and am very happy with it.
    But you know how it is with tone ... totally subjective. :)

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    My Celestion Blue had no problems handling the 5E3. The Blue is a somewhat conservatively rated speaker.
     
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    I got a 1960 vintage Jensen P12Q in my Clark 5E3 and it sounds great! Very smooth.
     
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    Probably in the minority..but I like the Jensen RI C12Q 35 watter after break in, it has just enough looseness to give the amp body and crispness at the same time. I assume a Celestion Blue would sound astounding after break in? Tweeds Rule...and that's from an old Vox guy. Go man Go.
     

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