Twin Reverb Speakers

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  1. Onswah

    Onswah Member

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    I'm looking to replace the speakers on my 71 Twin Reverb which after years of agony gotten on the road to recovery(i have to give a quick shout to Doug at DougsTubes for an excellent retube) Currently I have two Eminence Patriot Series Screamin Eagles and they just seem too bright for me, I'm looking for something warmer. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Norjef

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    Got a silver face Dual-Shwoman (Fruedian slip) w/Reverb head on top of Rivera 2-12" 1/3 open back bottom.

    The best this cab has EVER sounded for clean and dirt is loaded with Weber alnico Michigan and ceramic California (alum-dome). Had Celest 85s, V-30s, EVM, JBL, Mesa/Celes 90s, older Eminences, etc.

    Weber Michigan is similar to EV/SRO. Many players love SRO/EV speakers for dirt as well as fatty cleans--I do. Jeff
     
  3. Tomo

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    You did choose brightest speakers from series.

    If you like patriots series.
    Fattest, biggest tone is the Swamp Thang 150 watts.
    Next, the Texas Heat 2" voice coil with 38 oz magnet.
    The ST has 59 oz magnet. Those are fat sounding speakers.

    If you like nice mids. The Red White & Blues is
    good choice. I have a pair in my BF Pro Reverb.

    More choices from Red Coat.

    Good luck!

    Please visit
    http://www.eminence.com
    for sound clips.


    PS. Legend 121s
    great too. Very warm tone.

    Tomo
     
  4. ottobahn

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    Contact Ted Weber of www.weberspeakers.com.

    Weber speakers are highly respected and they make 'em for all applications.
     
  5. Wakarusa

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    From the Emi line I use a Governor and a Red White & Blues in my '66 Twin. I like the combo better than the individual speakers.
     
  6. Tomo

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    I have one of Pro Reverbs with the Governors and
    another Pro Reverb with the RW & Blues. I never
    try to mix those. Great idea!

    Once I mixed my Swamp Thang & the Tonker.
    That was awsome tone. So big and full.


    Tomo
     
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    And I just spoke to Uncle Spot. My Uncle Spot 4x10 SR clone is due to be finished around the end of the month. I did not change his specs for the speakers but I thought about it. I decided he's done enough to know.

    I am a Weber veteran having bought at least 40 Weber's by now.

    A good combo is the ceramic Blue Dog coupled with a ceramic Silver Bell. BIG TONE there.

    I prefer the ceramic Blue Dogs over the alnico big time . . . personally.
     
  8. Tomo

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    I met Coco Montaya at Eminence booth (NAMM).
    He loves his Red White & Blues. That's how I got
    my RW&Blues.

    Tomo
     
  9. Onswah

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    thanks for all the tips, I'm thinking that I might be going witha tonker and a swamp thin g, although i may just go with 2 tonkers as well. Now for the all important follow-up. How hard is it to install speakers?
     
  10. tommyg

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    Try the Eminence "Cannibas-Rex" speakers. I swapped them out of my Boogie (had a Celestion G12H-100 and an EV12L in there). Once you go "hemp" you'll never look back! I'm now in Tone Heaven!:D
     
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    I had weber Cali's in my '69 (sold it :mad: ). They sounded great.
     
  12. Strung Up

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    Had 1 Weber ceramic Chicago & 1 Weber ceramic Cali with PAPER dome in a late 70s Twin. Clear and warm, not as piercing as JBL's (Junk But Loud's). Forget speaker breakup with this setup, though.
     
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    I used to have an old Twin Reverb that I used in a loud rock band with a TS-9 in front. For a while I used Celestion Vintage 30's, and then I tried some Celestion G12T-75's which I liked even better. If I was using a Twin today the first speakers I would try are the Eminence GB12's - nice warm tone with a British made cone.
     
  14. jokerjkny

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    IMHO,

    nothing sounds better with a fender amp than a pair of ceramic Weber California's.

    nothing.
     
  15. ottobahn

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    I had Weber recone my JBL D120F's with the Cali AlNiCo kits. Fantastic job! I use them in my '71 Twin Reverb.

    I am so glad I got that done before Weber announced that they would no longer offer reconing on 3rd party speakers.:p
     
  16. Tomo

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    I have those too.

    You should check out "Tonespotter" from Eminence.



    Tomo
     
  17. jokerjkny

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    cool, tomo,

    something to keep in mind... :cool:
     
  18. Tomo

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    Right now I am using Bob Burt cab with
    Tonespotters(prototype).

    Sound is so balanced with enough bottom and
    crisp top end. I am really enjoying with my
    strat, plus my ES335, arch top Sakashta
    sound great!


    Tomo
     
  19. ottobahn

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    As I said in an earlier post, I have my JBL's reconed with the AlNiCo Weber California kits.

    I wanted to keep it as original as possible and I do not regret my decision.

    However, with that said, I would like to get a 2/12 cab with some other type of speaker so I could switch between my internal and external speakers for a different sound.
     
  20. Tomo

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    That's great idea!

    I have BF fenders. I also have several 2 12 cabs
    so that I will enjoy 3-4 more times with one same amp(head).

    Glad to hear you have favorite speakers.


    Tomo
     

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