Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby Chinarider1A » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:25 am

looking to replace the stock speaker in my '68 princeton reverb. It's a 10" speaker...Any suggestions?

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Re: Soeaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby tcsned » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:23 am

JBL K110?
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Re: Soeaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby Smolder » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:09 am

I have three princetons... one a non reverb... I still have the D110 and K110's that I'd hoped were the right match. I could never get them to sound right. Brad (@Sarno) mentioned that one of the keys is the four inch voice coil and the 110's have a three inch voice coil. I'd agree... to the point that the D/K130's also have the four inch and do work.

Your 68, has a removable speaker baffle (unlike later silverface fenders). Larry Rogers (rogers amplifiers) makes fantastic replacement baffles with really nice aged grill cloth for blackface and silverface amps. If you want 'that' tone we are all chasing here, I highly recommend getting a new baffle and using a 12" alnico JBL.
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby Chinarider1A » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:51 am

Smolder,

Thank you for your reply. I think thats a great idea to replace the baffle. I tried a k110 and it sounded terrible, but when played through a k120, it was amazing
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby Smolder » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:03 pm

It's a great choice... and I don't think an E120 will fit anyway. Also... if you've upgraded the OT (like many have) it may be in the way of a d/k120 but it can be moved slightly.
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby mgbills » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:13 pm

You could also put your vintage chassis in a head, and carry a 1x cab.
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby tcsned » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:20 pm

That's good to know, thanks Smolder!
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby tigerstrat » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:35 pm

I'm really liking the Weber Ferromax 50w@8ohm 10" that I dropped into my '83 Super Champ.
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby rugger » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:41 am

I put a WGS G10C in mine and have been very happy. It's based off an Eminence Ragin' Cajun. It's a high efficiency speaker with a tight bottom end--turned my Princeton Reverb into my main gigging amp for small venues.

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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby strumminsix » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:08 am

tigerstrat wrote:I'm really liking the Weber Ferromax 50w@8ohm 10" that I dropped into my '83 Super Champ.

I've got a 12" Weber Ferromax in my Fargen DR amp that is pretty awesome sounding I must say...
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:49 pm

Does Weber still make the Ferromax? I can't find it on the website. Is it the California ceramic now?
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby tigerstrat » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:35 pm

TI4-1009 wrote:Does Weber still make the Ferromax? I can't find it on the website. Is it the California ceramic now?


These are actually from Weber's "Vintage" series... "Ferromax" seems to be their code for the ceramic magnet option. Model # on mine is 10F150T
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Re: Soeaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby Chinarider1A » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:19 pm

Smolder wrote:I have three princetons... one a non reverb... I still have the D110 and K110's that I'd hoped were the right match. I could never get them to sound right. Brad (@Sarno) mentioned that one of the keys is the four inch voice coil and the 110's have a three inch voice coil. I'd agree... to the point that the D/K130's also have the four inch and do work.

Your 68, has a removable speaker baffle (unlike later silverface fenders). Larry Rogers (rogers amplifiers) makes fantastic replacement baffles with really nice aged grill cloth for blackface and silverface amps. If you want 'that' tone we are all chasing here, I highly recommend getting a new baffle and using a 12" alnico JBL.



I have gone ahead with Smolders recommnedation and purchased a baffle for a 12". Now I have the choice of a E120, a K120 or a Weber Neomag. Thanks for everyones help on here; what a great group!
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Re: Speaker recommendation for a '68 princeton reverb

Postby Rick Turner » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:37 pm

I have one of the three "Super Bear" Princeton Reverbs with a D-120 in it. Bear beefed up the power supply and added a midrange pot and treble boost switch. Hell of a nice amp, and it came from himself. I do need to get it rewired with the chassis grounded; it's a shock machine as is, but it sounds really good with my Vibro King...
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