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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Speaker for a Blues Deluxe Clone Amp



Jun 5th, 2017 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey guys! I don't know if this topic has already been created, but, i've just bought a Fender Blues Deluxe Clone. It's called the Superblues AT30, there's a lot of brands that sell it, such as Goldea, Vibe Amplification (Italy), Strauss Amps (Australia)...It is made in China. It's a real good amp, with a awesome built quality, I can't complain about. It comes with a 1x12 Eminence Speaker, 2 6L6 in the power section and 3 12AX7 in the pre amp. Anyway, the sound of the speaker is good but, too ice pick, and waht I mean saby saying tha, is that, even with the treble all the way down, still that "picky" sound. I was thinking of getting a new speaker, but I don't know what to pick. I like to play some SRV songs, such as Hendrix and John Mayer. In my opinion, I think a Jensen C12Q or a C12N would be a great choice, but there's a lot of speaker models out there and I can't decide. Would you guys help me please?

Greetings from Brazil!



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Jun 5th, 2017 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Buy an Eminence Cannabis Rex. Great value. You won't be sorry.

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Jun 5th, 2017 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Eminence RW&B. I use these in HRDs and they tame the highs.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Jun 9th, 2017 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Jensens have a hard paper dome dustcap that also adds to ice pick, strident highs with distortion (either amp or pedal distortion.)

This is easily remedied by cutting out the hard paper dome, and gluing on a felt dustcap. I buy stiffer felt at the hobby shop and use a NEW Xacto knife blade to cut the dome out.

The result is fantastic. I have a modded C12N in my 65 Princeton Reverb and it's my favorite speaker. I recently replaced the worn out speaker in our guitar player's 65 Ampeg Reverb Rocket with a C12Q...also with the new dustcap. He is thrilled. He doesn't even want the original C12Q re-coned.



Jun 10th, 2017 09:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thank's a lot for the answer guys. I'm still looking for...

Steve, is there any video on youtube showing that?

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Jun 10th, 2017 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

Look here (link).

Take care to not cut into the cone under the dust cap. Keep the knife handle angled to match the angle of the speaker cone as you cut.

Also, work very cleanly. Take special care to ensure the voice coil (around the magnet pole in the center) is clean clean clean. Any particles that fall in and are not removed can make for noisy operation or sometimes even damage the speaker and cause it to qiot working.




Jun 11th, 2017 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've done the Steve Dallman mod on some C12Ns for my Twin. The Twin is an original 65, but the speakers are reissues, the originals being incredibly worn. It does exactly what he says it does, and it goes from middle of the road speaker to being on par with the best clones out there.

I have a Cannabis Rex in my Deluxe right now, and I'd have taken it out by now except that the amp doesn't get used much anyway. Cool speaker and excellent sound, just not particularly versatile.

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Jun 14th, 2017 05:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Are you sure replacing the speaker is the best solution? Speaker swaps produce subtle results. Maybe an EQ pedal?

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Jul 2nd, 2017 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

BluesBrazil before suggesting a speaker it's important to know where and how are you using your amp?
Some speakers like the cannabis rex will sound awesome if you play mostly home or small rehearsal but won't cut through the mix in a somewhat loud or busy band playing live. Pleasing hi fi tone vs some honk both have there place depending on what type of use.
That said you already have an Eminence speaker which should be good I wonder what model is it and is it broken in? That said the Eminence 1258 after a little break in is a great all around speaker. Lastly placement of your amp will influence your tone, look for the sweet spot of how far your amp is from a wall.

(This message was last edited by Tony F at 09:09 AM, Jul 2nd, 2017)

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