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REUS



USA

Jun 1st, 2016 08:52 AM        

I purchased a BJ3 a few months ago as my 1x12 grab and go amp and want to upgrade the speaker. I was not really happy with the stock speaker so I tried it with an extension cab G12K-85 and the change was huge. G12Ks have been my go to across all my cabs for the last 20 years. Like the solid low end, wall of mids tha follows, some pleasant high end chime and late/no breakup. I know it is not entirely neutral and still has some of the Celestion flavor. <br /> <br /> While I could buy another G12K, I was curious about Eminence and contacted Anthony. The following Eminence offerings made the short list: EM12, Delta 12a, Commonwwealth and Swamp Thang. I liked the sound clips of the EM12 but was unable to confirm if it would fit in a BJ3. Does anyone have experience with these 4 speakers and can confirm if they fit in a BJ3?



champster

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Oceanside, CA

Jun 1st, 2016 10:23 AM        

Emi RW&B.



REUS



USA

Jun 1st, 2016 01:18 PM        

Thanks for the suggestion. The RW&B has many good attributes but I want more bottom.



champster

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Oceanside, CA

Jun 1st, 2016 01:23 PM        

My mistake, I read it wrong and was thinking HRD. I have used Jensen C12Ns that sounded good in the blues jr. The WGS G12C is another good sounding speaker with good bottom and sweet highs.



REUS



USA

Jun 2nd, 2016 07:30 AM        

I had not considered WGS but will look at their G12C and G12C/S. Seems the C/S may have more bottom. <br /> <br /> Does anyone ahve experience with EM12, Delta 12a, Commonwwealth and Swamp Thang and know if they fit in a BJ3?<br /> <br /> Thank yuou.



champster

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Oceanside, CA

Jun 2nd, 2016 08:22 AM        

The G12C has plenty of bottom end and better highs than the C/S model.



carsten



on the rhine

Jun 2nd, 2016 05:01 PM        

Hi Reus!<br /> <br /> I´m with champster on this one - the WGS G12C is a very, very nice sounding speaker for Fender-style amps, and it doens´t lack bottom-end at all ;-)<br /> <br /> It´s quite loud and heavy, though, but it seems like that´s what you´re after ;-)<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



REUS



USA

Jun 3rd, 2016 07:05 AM        

Thanks for the suggestion. I will try one this week end as a friend of a friend has one in a BD.



Pinetree

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NW Pennsylvania

Jun 3rd, 2016 10:29 AM        

Here's a good read.<br /> <br />



REUS



USA

Jun 3rd, 2016 07:15 PM        

Thanks Pinetree. Great site. Now I know the Swamp Thang fits in a BJ3. Anyone knows if Delta Pro 12a, EM12 or Commonwealth fit?



REUS



USA

Jun 4th, 2016 08:37 PM        

Tried the G12c. It is an improvement over the stock speaker. It is breaking up earlier than I wish and lacks deep lows and fullness. So far Swamp Thang or another G12k are leading. Still interested in anyone's experience with EM12, Delta pro 12a or Commonwealth in a BJ3. Thx<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



REUS



USA

Jun 7th, 2016 05:30 PM        

Thanks you all. Tried a Wizard yesterday, liked it and found one on CL for $40. Installed it this morning and so far loving it. Great bass and presence in the mids. Rolling off the treble a bit and still chimes. Will stick with this one for a while. <br />



DanL



Northern CT - USA

"We're not University material."
Aug 16th, 2016 09:51 PM        

I was swapping speakers around with some other amps and cabs and had a leftover Emi CRex 8 ohm speaker. Put it in my BJ and it sounds great. Nice upgrade over the stock speaker. Good balance. 50 watts so lots of clean headroom when needed. Nice low end and an overall warmer tone. <br /> Got a CRex in my DRRI too. It may not be the perfect choice for the BJ, but it works well for me. She's stayin' in there.



Fritz_D_Cat

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Aug 17th, 2016 06:09 PM        

Weber California - a favorite of mine for that amp and DRRI's, too. Edit to add: Choos a paper dust cover. Al is too bright for a Fender.



pcalu



usa metro detroit

Aug 17th, 2016 08:16 PM        

having read a lot of people use a Canabis Rex I put one in.<br /> <br /> 50watts 12"<br /> It's sensitivity is 101.5 (super efficient) and Usable Frequency Range of 80 Hz - 4.5 kHz its a pretty versatile speaker. (pretty wide speaker as far as frequencies goes) <br /> <br /> IMO.. made of hemp, the CRex is a little on the bass side of things (I think that's good thing for that size cabinet) It's really articulate and clear doesn't have a harsh/brash frequency. I play with Telecasters which can be harsh/brash the nature of the Crex parred with my Blues Jr it's really hard to crank out harsh/brash tones, even if I try. <br /> <br /> I'm satisfied. Maybe there is a better speaker but probably not much better, hence IMO not worth the search..I'm leaving it in, it adds to the character of the amp<br /> <br /> I use the amp as a pedal platform for small coffee house gigs... which it does really well.<br /> <br /> Really like them (i.e. speaker and amp)



adkteleman



USA

Sep 7th, 2017 08:56 AM        

I have the NOS Tweed with the Jensen C12N in it and absolutely love the sound I get. I'm not changing a ting on mine! It's a tone machine for days!



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