What's better than a Weber Sig in Fender PR?

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  1. BillyK

    BillyK Supporting Member

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    I've got a mint '73 Fender SFPR that was re-capped a couple of years ago after many years in storage. It had a cheapo replacement speaker in it from the original owner when I bought it back in the '70s.

    I put a Weber Signature in it when the re-cap was completed and it sounds pretty good. Is there a speaker that you guys would recommend that would be significantly better than the Weber Sig? Like soooo much better it's a no-brainer upgrade, or should I just stick with the Sig??
     
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    12F150 and 12F150B would be a nice upgrade. I have Weber Blue Dogs in mine, but wasn't going for vintage Fender.
     
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    Thanks! I'd like to stick with a 10" in there - don't want to modify it to a 12".

    I've got a 12F150 in my BFDR, and it's great IMO. But I don't know if the 10" version would result in a significant improvement over the Signature. I'd love to try a Weber alnico as well, but again, if it's not going to be a big improvement, I might just stay with the Sig.
     
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    I still think the Weber 10F150T is the best available 10 and matches great with a Princeton. Very woody and tight, very vintage sounding, but as loud as most 12s, I think it is rated 101 DB. Its old name was C10NQ. It has the Q cone and N voice coil.
     
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    I have a Weber 10F150T in my '68 drip edge and it sounds fantastic...Highly recommended...
     
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    I thought PR meant Pro reverb. Sorry. I had a 65 Super with the CTS in it, I loved those speakers, but don't know much about any other 10s.
     
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    Can't go wrong with either the 10F150 or 10F150T. Both a huge improvements. The T-version is a bit brighter and the non-T a bit warmer. Guess it depends on your style. Ted Weber recommends the 10F150T, in a Princeton Reverb, but I went with the 10F150 and love it.

    -KD
     
  9. BillyK

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    Thanks for the input! According to Ted Weber this AM, he said the that 10F150 would be:

    Louder, more low end, better control at higher volumes, particularly on the low end.

    Than the Signature. I think I am sold.

    What about the Alnicos? Wouldn't they be warmer, bigger, just more of the good stuff?
     
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    Wanted to revisit this question....

    Does the Weber alnico speakers offer anything beyond that which is offered up by the 10F150??
     
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    I have a Weber alnico Silver Ten that is a fantastic speaker. It has a ton of top-end sizzle, yet the bass isn't too loose. I have it paired with a 12" ceramic California in a homebrew cab I made a couple of years ago -- it's wired so that each speaker can be driven individually, or you can bridge the pair and run it parallel.

    I love to run a SFPR through just the Silver Ten in this cab. Forget the onboard Alltone -- I just disengage it and run the amp solely through the Weber. Sounds incredible.
     
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    Thanks Evan!

    What specifically will the alnico Weber give me over the ceramic? I'd like to replace this speaker with the best that's out there (given my budget!).
     

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