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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Replacement speaker for drri

Mich Bluz

Lansing, MI USA

Dec 27th, 2016 09:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

So I have an old drri and since I don't play out anymore I'm looking for a speaker that breaks up at lower volumes since I can't crank the amp anymore having kids now. Any recommendations? I play either my 99' srv strat with Texas specials or same year Tex mex strat both stock.



Happiness is a warm tube amp
Dec 28th, 2016 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think you're barking up the wrong tree. The speaker is going to have minimal effect on the volume of the amp at breakup, unless you have a high-efficiency speaker in there now, like a Celestion Blue or similar.

If you're looking for "home-friendly" natural breakup volume, you can't realistically get it with a DRRI. I'd advise investing in a good overdrive pedal.

Grey Goose
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Dec 30th, 2016 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

You could try one of the Eminence Flux Density Modulation Speakers, Maverick or Reinmaker. But I would agree with Mr. Meredith a good pedal might be the best way to go. It's never the same, low volume breakup is never the same as real volume breakup, regardless of how you do it. Pedal, speaker, master volume, power attenuator, etc.... But it can sound pleasing enough. You just have to find what you enjoy.

Mich Bluz

Lansing, MI USA

Dec 31st, 2016 10:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have an old klon centaur horsie and an original ts808 but I'd rather not use em, actually looking to sell the klon, but I see what your both saying. I guess I'd he to have a lower powered amp like a Princeton that breaks up naturally at lower volumes then or use a pedal for overdrive. Makes sense.

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Jan 2nd, 2017 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I put a Weber 12F150 in my Princeton Reverb II (similar specs to Deluxe) years ago and the results were dramatic. I ultimately went back to the previous speaker (Celestion Blue), but the Weber would break up way early.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Jan 5th, 2017 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you want early break up the high road is to get it from your power tubes and circut not the speaker. I would sell the Deluxe and use the proceeds to buy a 68 princeton reverb trust me as I owned one this amp startrs break up at bedroom levels with the bassman tonestack and 25 watt Celestion speaker. The Deluxe is just too much amp even in small venues for break up let alone at home. Just my 2 cents.

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All I need is one more guitar
Mar 17th, 2017 08:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a DRRI and use a Weber Mass Attunuator between the amp output and the speaker and it works very well.
DRRI sweet spot is around 4 to 5 which is earsplitting so the Weber lets me play at reasonable volume while getting good power tube grit. I highly reccommend it.


on the rhine

Mar 17th, 2017 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile  


+ one on the attenuator!

My ยด66 Deluxe sounds stellar with the original Oxford and a power-soak (Weber "load dump") to tame the volume.

No way I could crank the amp anywhere near break-up without the power-soak... well, at least not at home - but I crank it to 7 or 8 when I play it with the band ;-)

cheers - C.

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