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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / DRRI Alnico Blue origin

alnico357

Arkansas, USA

Aug 15th, 2016 03:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 2010 Electric Blue DRRI has an Alnico Blue speaker. I've researched but can't find a definitive answer as to whether the Blue was made in the UK or China. Anybody have info? (I'm just curious and don't care if the China version is every bit as good or not.) Thanks!

carsten

on the rhine

Aug 16th, 2016 02:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi alnico357!

To the best of my knowledge, the Blue AlNiCo is still being built in the UK.

cheers - C.

DanL

Northern CT - USA

"We're not University material."
Aug 16th, 2016 09:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How does that Alnico Blue sound in your DRRI?

I had a Weber Blue Dog in my DRRI for a while and it sounded good. I think the Blue Dog is based on the Celestion Blue spkr sound if I'm not mistaken. Really good speaker. Very tight. Mine is the 50 watt version. Lots of headroom.

alnico357

Arkansas, USA

Aug 17th, 2016 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

DanL, The Blue is very efficient so the DRRI can get louder before distortion, which I like. Distortion can be easy to get at only 22 watts. Compared to my former 1966 Deluxe Reverb, my reissue is a better live amp. I attribute this to the speaker. The '66 could not stay clean at gig levels.

Paulsy

S.F. Bay Area

Aug 20th, 2016 10:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Does it lose it's "Anerican Flavor" with the Blue (becomes more British sounding)?

Big Joe

USA

Aug 21st, 2016 05:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a PRRI with a Celestion Gold. It still sounds like a Fender Blackface amp but with fuller , louder and sweeter tone. It's the circuit that defines the tone and a speaker can only enhance or slightly color in my opinion. You can't convert a Fender into a Vox with a speaker change.

DanL

Northern CT - USA

"We're not University material."
Oct 1st, 2016 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did an A/B test comparing my Weber Blue Dog to an Eminence Cannibas Rex speaker in my DRRI. Both sounded good but the CRex stole the show for me. Ended up w the CRex in the DRRI and I couldn't be happier.

Did a similar test w my Peavey Classic 30 amp comparing a Celestion V30 vs. the Weber Blue Dog. The Blue Dog won that battle and sounds great in that amp. Just perfect. I put the V30 in a closed back which works sounds amazing and can be used with either amp since all of my speakers are 16 ohms.

Nice when things work out!



Te 52

Laws of Physics

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Oct 1st, 2016 10:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For clean sounds, the Blue is my absolute favorite speaker in the DRRI, very sweet and musical. Jensen P12Q is second.

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Wichita, KS USA

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Oct 1st, 2016 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the Jensen P12Q in my Bordeaux Blues DRRI and it is spectacular. I have a Celestion Blue in my AC15HW1. I haven't switched out the Blue for the P12Q to compare but only because I am so satisfied with the Jensen.

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