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Sauerkraut 24th March 2008 09:34 PM

Speakers for a 2x12 Fender Cab
I recently bought a '65 Fender Tremolux amplifier. It's just the head, there's no cabinet included.

So now I've decided to order a new 2x12" cabinet (I know, Tremolux's came with 2X10" cabs, but I prefer 12" speakers) and choose a pair of speakers myself.

I found this webshop; and it's easily the cheapest one in Europe, so I've decided to buy them there.

Now I'm trying to choose but I won't be able to test them before I buy them. I'm looking for 8 ohm speakers and it's a 35 watt amp. I've narrowed my choice down to these 5 speakers:
- Jensen C12K, 100 watts/ceramic 45.96
- Jensen P12Q, 35 watts/alnico 67.23
- Celestion Vintage 30's, 30 watts/ceramic 38.00
- Celestion G12H, 70 watts/ceramic 40.00
- Weber Signature 12S, 25 watts/alnico 48.00

Maybe I could even buy two different ones that compliment each other, the dB values would have to be similar though. Which speakers would you choose?

Nigel Goodwin 25th March 2008 09:36 AM

I think it really depends on the long term uses of the cabinet, if it's only ever going to be used with the 35W head?, I would suggest the Celestion Vintage ones, which supposedly have a similar sound to the original old Celestions (and is also your cheapest solution).

But if you think you might one day want to use it with a larger head?, I would suggest using some higher wattage ones instead.

sreten 25th March 2008 09:56 AM

Hi, Using two different speakers is not a good idea ......, :)/sreten.

Sauerkraut 25th March 2008 01:11 PM

Thanks for your advice guys.

You're right Nigel, it'll also be easier to sell the cab with higher wattage speakers.
I'm leaning towards the C12K's now.. the G12H's are still an option too though.

Sauerkraut 25th March 2008 01:11 PM

Almost forgot: the Vintage 30s are actually 60 watt speakers, which makes it even harder to choose.

Brett 1st April 2008 11:54 AM

The best speakers are the ones that reproduce most closely the tone in your head. No one else can tell you that.

Sauerkraut 3rd April 2008 09:30 AM

I ended up buying two Celestion Vintage 30's. I won't be able to hear it for a while, but I probably won't be disappointed.

thanks for your help guys.

makinson1 8th April 2008 09:26 PM

Isn't that going to make the amp sound like an old Marshall Bluesbreaker, not a Fender which had the alnico Jensens? I mean its a significant difference.

Nordic 10th April 2008 02:45 PM
Have a look at these guy's stuff... neatly priced I think.... but a little higher than the models you lookad at on average...

Also they do ceramic and AlNiCo magnet models of the same drivers, with the latter being quite a bit more expensive off course..

Wait I see they actualy have 12" drivers starting at $35 too...

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