Vintage Princeton Reverb from 1965

Earplayer

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I think i will get a really nice example of a ´65 Princeton Reverb - the amp has a 12" hole in the original baffle and i really like a Princeton with a 12" speaker - so this not a problem at all for me...

... BUT what speaker would you choose for an all original Princeton Reverb from 1965 and why...???

Best regards, Tom.
 

mortatort

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I would probably look for an Eminence alnico of some kind. I've had VERY good experience with various model Emi alnico's in various Fender amps. Right now I have an Emi Red Fang in a '68 Deluxe Reverb and it was quite a noticable improvement over the stock speaker. I also have a 10" Eminence alnico blue in a '66 Princeton Reverb and it's my favorite amp right now, absolutely gorgeous tone. I also used to have a 70's Twin(friend has it now so I still get to use it) with older Eminence alnicos with a MusicMan label on them. Those things are over the top toneful as well.
 
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Ginglymus

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Alnico speakers are mainly what I have used in my '69 PR w/12" replacement baffle.

I used to use the PR strictly for cleans and an Altec 417-8H-II sounded really good, in spite of weighing a ton. More recently I've been using the amp for OD tones also, so I tried an Emi Red Fang, which sounded good for both dirty and clean tones, but compressed too easily to get the most out the PR's limited headroom at higher volumes. I then tried a Scumback H-55, which was great for OD, but I found it a little too bassy in that particular combo. What I'm using now is a Scumnico, and it's given me the best of both worlds. The cleans have a nice sparkle, with the bottom end as tight as the PR is capable of, and the distortion tones are warm and smooth.
 

Earplayer

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never heard of reverend or naylor speakers... intersting.

i definately want to keep the vintage blackface vibe, feel and tone. i think a vintage c12n would be a great speaker for that amp but the speakers are hard to find...
 

markbosko

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Weber 12A150, which is a 12", 8-Ohm, 40-oz AlNiCo magnet, 25-watt, 1-1/2" voice coil, ribbed cone type speaker, that provides a warm, crunchy tone, It has a warm, smooth early breakup, aggressive attack, it's very loud and full sounding, with compressed/fattened tones at high volumes.
Vintage Fender tone if that's what you are looking for.
 

slider313

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never heard of reverend or naylor speakers... intersting.

i definately want to keep the vintage blackface vibe, feel and tone. i think a vintage c12n would be a great speaker for that amp but the speakers are hard to find...

A vintage C12N would be perfect. I have had Weber recone a few for me (vintage C12N's) and I go with their standard 12F150 cone, a 50 watt voice coil and no doping.
 

Red House

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i definately want to keep the vintage blackface vibe, feel and tone. i think a vintage c12n would be a great speaker for that amp but the speakers are hard to find...
Eminence's 'Red White & Blues' is their C12N clone; lots of people really like 'em.
 

Earplayer

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Thank you guys! I think i really like the Weber speakers... the Weber 12F150 seems to be a good choice when it comes to that classic Blackface tone...

The original vintage ones i have found are bloody expensive... Do you think the Weber 12F150 can hold a candle next to an original vintage C12N???
 




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