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That's great really thanks so much. I think it is all over the blues internet too, now. Saw it on another Facebook group.
Yeah that C12K is wonderful but boy it needs a Long time to break in. you just need a lot of patience with it, around 80-100 hours i'd say. Think of it as a slightly darker real C12N that refuses to cave in on you when you turn the wick up. I have a 3 position bright switch (off/dr value/twin reverb value) in channel 2 of my DR, and for the first time I can use that 3rd position without grimacing. I ain't kidding; Neck-middle Strat tones to make a young Buddy Guy smile. Turn the switch off, wind the amp up a bit and there's your Tele bridge pickup tones to die for. Super versatile speaker. Haha tell all your DRRI speaker rolling friends they suck and get 'em cheap!No clips made, sorry. I will try to remember to record something at the next gigs when we get EOM V1030 speakers into my buddys SR.
Unfortunately I know nothing about reconing. I wish I did because I have three CTS alnicos and my bandmate has got four that are blown or tired. But Im not throwing $ after reconing unless I get some qualified 1st hand advise from someone I trust or get to hear the result of some reconed CTS myself... Ive been to so much dissapointment buying speakers. Almost only trust my own ears by now. :-S
By the way, I took Pete Kanaras advise on the plain vanilla C12K for a Deluxe Reverb. Now I have c12K speakers in both my old bf Deluxe Reverbs. Awesome speaker for a cranked DR. Much, much better than the Weber 12F150 25W for my purpose.
Also, I think that the stock speaker in Blues Deluxe (again a fender special design, Fender/Emi) sound very fendery and good however, that speaker is very underpowered in that amp. I wouldn't run it in my DR as I like being able to drive the amp without a lot of speaker breakup. I like speaker compression and character but in blackface/silverface amps I dont like much of that raspy distortion Jensen type speakers develop at loud settings. Mind you, the specials design 12" IS very bright - sorta opposite the C12K - and the V1030 is bright as well but I think they sound very 60ies and react great to rolling the guitar tone down.
Pete, The standard Black/Silverface bright cap was a ceramic 120 Pf cap. Chris had some very useful boost cap/resistor mods. He explained a few to me and we discussed the component values, but, darnit !! I just don't remember. I'll be going up to see him within the next few weeks to pick up my '62 Concert amp, and have him mod my Bandmaster head.I had the switch installed in the #2 input of channel 2. most of the black/silver faces had the same value bright cap but one (super or twin, I forget) had a larger value. It'a useful for certain things but it rarely gets used. Position 2 is stock deluxe and stays there most of the time, and off is really useful too