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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / replacement speaker?



Marcus Swicegood
Aug 27th, 2016 10:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

yes, hello, I think im in the right place now for correct information! I have a nice used fender frontman 25r amp I just won the bid from ebay.
got it home, sounds great but a little distro after u get pass vol 7! I want to beef it up somewhat, but I still want to get that tradition fender sound! I've searched youtube, all kinds of reviews, some say the patriot ragin cajuin 75w, vs a Jensen speaker like the c10q? need some horsepower w/ the ole fender sound ? help please!



Marcus Swicegood
Aug 27th, 2016 11:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

fender213 again, I want info on a replacement speaker that will give me that old twainggy truck driver music early 70's sound + the true surf music sound of a tradition fender amp from Cal!
We play lots of Merle Haggard, CCR etc! My band mate has and old Fender frontman 25r. I had to have one!! just want that fender sound w/ a little more PUMP! Thanks FDP, Marcus



Aug 28th, 2016 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try a Jensen MOD 35. Stronger lows than the stock speaker and not expensive.

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Aug 28th, 2016 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, the Jensen MOD series will get you there. And they're not expensive at all.



lets take it apart
Aug 28th, 2016 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Ragin Cagin in my Frontman 25 and it makes it usable for small gigs or put a mike in front and use it for what ever it adds a few pounds to it!

I got the Ragin Cagin for a Super champ and liked the factory choice better.

(This message was last edited by tuninguitars at 02:02 PM, Aug 28th, 2016)

Coral Head

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Aug 28th, 2016 04:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would try plugging it into someone else's cabinet or amp/speakers to make sure the speaker is actually the problem. It could be that there is nothing wrong with your speaker and that is just what the amp does above 7.


Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
Aug 29th, 2016 08:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The MOD speakers are excellent and sound a bit like Celestions on the top end (warm and midrangey) but Jensens on the bottom. Yes, you'll get some nice depth on the low E string and smooth overdrive tones but you will not get Fender chime and sparkle on clean tones.

For traditional Fender clean tones, you'll need a C10Q or C10R.

The Jensen website has sound files to allow you to compare the sounds of the different speakers. The speakers won't sound like that in your amp (they'll sound better if anything, especially when you've played them for a few days) but the website you will get a feel for the differences between speakers. Plug in a good set of headphones and get to work!

Of the MOD series, I'd recommend the MOD 10-50 which I've owned and gigged and enjoyed but eventually replaced for a C10Q. They both have very similar frequency responses below 400 Hz but the extra treble of the C10Q makes it seem a little louder and brighter while the MOD 10-50 sound a little bassier and a little quieter in comparison.

Either speaker will probably make make you amp sound better, and possibly a little louder but it may still break up around 7 on the dial.

(This message was last edited by DrKev at 10:35 PM, Aug 29th, 2016)



Marcus Swicegood
Aug 31st, 2016 10:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender213 here, thanks so much gang for the info!!
Peegoo ur pics r FUNNY!!! thanks for sharing.
I listen to the fender files where u can listen to all the samples of speaker voices, very cool info!! after days of listening I went w/ the Jensen c10q , you know it not like some major investment here, if I don't like it, go to plan B.

OK quick question! Black & White wire here right?
Is there a pos & neg post on speakers? didn't c no markings on org speaker. Or can u just plug into either/or of the 2 prongs connectors on speaker? Thanks from Marcus, NC



Sep 1st, 2016 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It only matters if your amp uses more than 1 speaker. You're OK either way.



Marcus Swicegood
Sep 2nd, 2016 01:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks JohnS, Marcus fender213



Oct 22nd, 2016 08:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Look into the Weber speakers. I think they're a great match in Fenders.

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