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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / original speakers for a '63 Bassman 2x12 cab?

barry.b
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Feb 7th, 2012 04:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi

just took delivery of a 1963 cream 2x12" bassman cab. At the moment they're loaded with mismatched EV's although I'm not sure what. I'm yet to use it in anger with my 65 Bandmaster head.

What speakers were originally in there? And - for bass work - were they any good?




vibrasonic

canada

Feb 7th, 2012 05:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oxford 12T6, Jensen C12N, Oxford 12M6, or Utah12 ceramic.
They seemed to do the trick back in the day.

heynorm

Omaha, USA

Feb 7th, 2012 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've still got the Oxfords from the '62 I sold many, many years ago. Still got some of that 'magic.'

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John Peden
Feb 8th, 2012 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Although I appreciate your desire to restore a choice amp like a 6G6-A Bassman, I wouldn't be so quick to get rid of a pair of mis matched EV 12s . Although not original to the amp some E Vs can be GREAT speakers in guitar amps IMHO. Depending on the particular E Vs you have , mis matched speakers can some times compliment each other adding a slight"Chorus" like effect: I'm guessing this amp will be seeing more use as a guitar amp than a bass amp. Even if you get a date correct pair of Oxfords, Utahs, Jensens or CTS keep those EVs and give them a spin. You might prefer them. Good luck

(This message was last edited by John Peden at 12:45 PM, Feb 8th, 2012)

barry.b
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Feb 8th, 2012 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@John

that's a good point. I was originally asking as a historical reference. I'm a bass player who used to own a Bassman 100 and those useless 4-baffled 4x12" boxes) and as far as design effectiveness.

In this case, it'll be used with the Bandmaster head to play chiming 12 string through. I have yet to use it much but at the moment it seems a touch dull. I doubt I'll be able to use it for the other instrument I use a lot of: a Bass VI. The two sealed chambers give a chance for the speaker to be compression loaded (so, while the bottom end should - in theory - be lacking without porting), it'll help the speaker from over-excursion. I'll have to see about Bass VI suitability.

But I agree: EV speakers are quite nice and the "chorus" effect (ie: phase cancellations between the two different speaker responses) is very real, aided by the fact they are in separate sealed chambers.


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the joisey flats

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Feb 9th, 2012 04:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

that early there would be either the jensens or the oxfords as aformentioned above. I like the oxfords in mine. I've never seen 12M6's in a bassman cab, they are for pro reverbs. They are only rated @ 25 watts. The bay has a pair being sold separately just punch bassman in and you'll find them.

RivEraEra

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Feb 9th, 2012 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmm, IIRC 12M6's are what I found in my blonde bassman cab.

6G6

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Feb 11th, 2012 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never seen it, but I suspect D 120s may have been an option.
I'm pretty sure it'd be nice. :D

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the joisey flats

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Feb 11th, 2012 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Hmm, IIRC 12M6's are what I found in my blonde bassman cab."

interesting. are they definitely original?


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