Which speaker in a DRRI?

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  1. wleeds

    wleeds Member

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    I have a 3 week old DRRI with a Jensen,
    The Jensen sounds horrible when the amp is up around 6 and beyond. Wierd hi mids that hurt the ears.
    What would you replace it with to get nice clean headroom, fairly transparent?
    thanks,
    mark
     
  2. Blue Strat

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    Lot's of guys like the Weber Ceramic speaker (used to be called the C12N). Ask Ted at www.tedweber.com
     
  3. tmac

    tmac Goldmember Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, 12F150 in mine, sounds superb and probably close as you're gonna get to an original Jensen and the classic DR tone. Warm and rich. I have a Reverend Alltone too that's very good but maybe a bit more modern sounding and probably a little more punchy with more clean headroom. But the Weber is in there right now and I have no plans on changing it out right now. Defintely dump the Jensen that came in it. The old brown Fender (Eminence) was better.
     
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    I have a DRRI loaded with a Tone Tubby Hempcone H1E...I'm totally happy with it....it's a huge improvement over the Jensen.
     
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    +1 on the Weber 12F150. I have that in my '66 BF Dlx Rev. If you do a full retube kit with JJ's then you got yourself a killer amp for great money.
     
  6. leofenderbender

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    +1 on the Weber speaker formerly known as the C12N...
     
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    I have a Weber Cali, Nice tubes and a MM OPT in mine and it sounds as good as my real '64!
     
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    Is that Mercury Mag Output Tranny??
     
  9. Blue Strat

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    Probably, the OT is more likely to make a sonic improvement than the PT.

    I installed a MM OT on a customer's DRRI (as well as a point to point board which made a negligible improvement) and the amp sounded a lot better.
     
  10. J Purcell

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    You can't go wrong with either the Weber 12F150 or the Alltone. Both are great speakers for a DR. I have the Weber in a 68 and an Alltone in a 66.
     
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    id agree with that Tim !!, :p james d.
     
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    Eminance Texas Heat. Great low end response. Rocks in my early silver face.
     
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    I have a 98 DRRI with NOS tubes from Mike, Kendrick Brownframe, and Mercury Mag OT and choke. Like Mike said, adding the Mercury iron was a huge improvement to the amp tone. All the harsh and brittle tendencies went right out the window. The amp seemed to "tonally age" instantaneously.
     
  14. TNJ

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    Celestion Blue Alnico works pretty good too!
    I have one in my Tweed Deluxe Clone combo, and it sounds fab.
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    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    I put a greenback in my DRRI. Rocking speaker, really worked in that amp. Now have a 12F150 50 watt in my BFDR. Maybe the perfect match. Loud, warm, smooth. Transformed the DR. I'm also curious about the Emmi Cannabis Rex, might try that one too.
     
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    Agree on the speaker but I do not like the short plate ECC83S anywhere in the Fender amp.

    I also like a V30 in the amps at times
     
  18. VanStone

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    Try a 50 watt Weber Ceramic Blue Dog (with moderate dope). I think you'll be very happy. :AOK

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    I had a DRRI that I put the Weber 12F150 in and it made a huge difference.

    If you go this route be aware that it will take some time to break-in. I think mine took around 12-15 hours to break-in and when it did it sounded great.

    Good Luck
     
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    Myles111, why not the ECC83S? I ask because interestly enough, i swapped in a set of JJ preamp tubes and the Vibrato stopped working. Reverb was fine. I put the stock tubes back in for the time being because of gigs but will try swapping one by one later.
    thanks,
    mark
     

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