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 #112464  by Smolder
 Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:16 pm
Picked up a used ceramic 12 this week, played it in a twin for about twenty minutes and I'm impressed. It's not a JBL, but it's warm, crisp, and accurate.
 #112475  by brutusbuck45
 Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:06 am
I, too, have a ceramic California 12". I have a Fender Super 60 combo- the pre-amp that Kadlecik used to use with DSO. However, my Cali has the paper cap. It has a JBL D 130 kind of feel. I believe thats what the Weber site says about its characteristics. I got mine on ebay about 2 years ago for $75, I think. I really like it... I felt like I would've had to drive an E 120 too hard and loud to get that much desired sparkle.

Enjoy!

-Jeff
 #112479  by Smolder
 Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:40 am
That's right at what I paid for mine. Mine has the cloth dust cap and I hear that that helps keep it from being as bright and crisp as he JBL. I have a D re-cone with a cloth cover and it also avoids any sort of harshness. Curiously, I have an original cone D130 in route.