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OldSchool50

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Jul 13th, 2017 08:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've recently picked up a Blonde Fender Tone Ring cabinet with a 12 inch Speaker that I can find little info about. It's a P12L C7042, with a date code 220044. Best I can figure it's a 1961. It has a blue Special Design label and a large Alnico magnet.
I assume this is both a good and valuable speaker in good condition. Can anyone offer info on the "L" version. I can find "N" and others but almost nothing on this one. My first post. Thanks in advance

Hammond101
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Jul 13th, 2017 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jensen speakers with the L designation were built for Leslie cabinets. The venerable P15LL comes to mind.

These where not always but mostly sold to Leslie. They make wonderful guitar speakers and are rated at 35 watts. The P12L was used in some Leslie model 25 and 125 cabinets.

Yes, it is rare. Many more or the P15LL are out there.

OldSchool50

USA

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Jul 13th, 2017 10:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Hammond 101. I'm assuming that the speaker is 8 ohms. I was considering putting a bass speaker in and using and trying it for bass considering what I've heard about tone ring cabinets, but I think I will let it in place and play guitar through it for a while. Sounds like it will be a great combination in this cab.

Hammond101
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Jul 13th, 2017 01:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh, your code of 220044. This was built the 44th week of 1960. I don't believe they made that speaker in 1950. 220 stands for Jensen.

Enjoy! Nice find.

OldSchool50

USA

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Jul 13th, 2017 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for your take on the code. That's pretty much what I was able to figure out.

I appreciate the input very much.


OldSchool50

USA

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Jul 14th, 2017 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just bumping this in case there's anyone else knowledgeable about this speaker.

OldSchool50

USA

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Jul 14th, 2017 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Hammond 101 or others. I"m told this is higher wattage than the p12N. Any idea how high?

BbendFender
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Jul 17th, 2017 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would say the L indicates the speaker is a little more heavy duty than an N model. I have lots of vintage speakers on my shelves. The only L I have is a 15" Jensen that came from a Leslie.

Hammond101
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Jul 17th, 2017 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I do not believe the L is any higher wattage than the N types. From what I see there is very little on the L type speaker out there. Jensen had the N type 50 watt and the K type 100 watt.

slider313

NC

Jul 19th, 2017 07:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I believe the P15LL has a 2" voice coil and larger alnico magnet than the P15N. These were used in Leslie cabinets and also as bass speakers.The original P12N was an 18 watt speaker. The old ratings were on the conservative side and by today's standard would probably be a 30 watt speaker. I've never seen a P12L but would assume its specs to be similar.

OldSchool50

USA

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Jul 30th, 2017 06:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll bump this up in hopes of getting a little more input but it sounds like this might be a good but not great bass speaker and not that high wattage.

Best used for guitar?



BbendFender
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Jul 31st, 2017 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Post a picture of this speaker.

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