What speakers for a "warmer" BF'd Vibrolux Reverb?

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  1. trumpus

    trumpus Supporting Member

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    Hey,

    I've got a blackfaced '78 Vibrolux Reverb that currently has one Eminence Ragin' Cajun and one Copperhead. It sounds good - much better than it did with the mismatched, non-orignal speakers that it came with when I picked it up last year.

    I guess my question is this - while the amp sounds good, it still has a bit too much "bite" for my tastes - a bit too "ice-picky" if you will. I read through all the speaker suggestion threads when I first got the amp (which is how I settled on the pair I've got in there), but I guess I was wondering if some of the other suggestions (Emi Legends, Webers, etc) would warm it up a bit.

    I don't want to make it too muddy or muffly, but I do want to tone the ice-pick highs down a bit. Something with a bit less breakup would be nice also...

    ....any suggestions?

    I play a variety of guitars (G&L Legacy, Tele with Lace sensors, semihollows with HB's) through a board with pedals for dirt. I play funk/rock, jammy-type spacey stuff....

    Brian
     
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    Is it better to use 2 different speakers to compliment each other (like I am doing now) or 2 of the same?
     
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    Eminence Legend 105s may well suit...
     
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    My plan was always to try the RC/CH combo and if I didn't like it, the next up was to check out the Legends...

    Brian
     
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    Weber 10F150s (C10Ns). Huge sound, great, tight, lows, very warm, nice clear top end. They match up with a VR extremely well. I also had some 10A125s (P10Qs) in my VR that sounded killer. But the 10F150s will be a little warmer.


    Tom
     
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    Eminience legend 1028. nice warm alnico sound, light and 35 watts each.

    tone tubby h1 alnico's cones will tame it. We use both in our amps

    DonR
     
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    Whats the difference between the Legen 1028's and the 105s'?

    Brian
     
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    Do a search on beam blockers (here) and try one of the diy approaches to test.
     
  10. Ricky_Rockhardo

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    Have you determined which speaker in your pair is the spikey one?
     
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    I've had a couple of the 75 watt Ceramic Emi-Legends in a Deluxe Reverb and they have been great since I put them in. They have good definition but are warm and can cut through...They are cheap too..Don't overlook them. 7yr warranty..50 bucks each. I'm pretty happy with them. I think they are they are the 105 model. I've been using the set up for a country rock gig with a Tele mostly. They are giving me everything I need. I love some of my Webers (12's and 15's) so its not vs. thing. I've just never tried any of his 10's.
     
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    I have not....any good way to do this?

    Brian
     
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    102's are Alnico, 105's are Ceramic
     
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    I would e-mail Ted at Weber. He will know which model does what you want.
     
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    I love the Weber's 10F125s that I have in my SF Vibrolux.
     
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    ^ What about them do you love? Just asking because I'm currently shopping for speakers for my SF Vibrolux too.
     
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    Brian, not to make light of your situation, but I would think you could strum a little with your ear near the cab to get you started. I'm guessing it's the Copperhead.
     
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    Based strictly on the Eminence site clips, I'd think it's the Ragin Cajun ... I hope so; I just ordered two CHs for an open-back cab. :hide -E
     
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