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CurtO



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Oct 17th, 2016 07:59 AM        

Just picked up a mint used 68 Princeton Reverb Custom; as an option I also bought the Celestion Gold 10 for $125. I played the stock speaker for a couple of weeks prior to installing the Celestion Gold just to have a point of reference. The stock speaker sounded really nice to my ears and I wondered if the Celestion Gold would really be worth the extra money. I finally swapped out speakers last week and am very impressed with the Celestion Gold; it seems tighter and a bit smoother, maybe not quite as bright as the stock Celestion V10; It has a bit more power handling and seems to give it just a touch more headroom; It really shines at volume 4+ when you get that slight break up from the power tubes. I'm in heaven with this amp. I have a 65 DRRI, Blues JR with Bill M. Mods, Superchamp XD with a Rajun Cajun speaker, and a 63 Valco Supro all stock except the preiod correct Jensen speaker upgrade. I seem to gravitate to the 68 PR Custom more than any of them.



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Oct 18th, 2016 01:20 PM        

Play it some more, a lot more and the speaker may find its groove.



mesatone01



U.S.A.

Oct 22nd, 2016 08:35 PM        

If you want to stay closer to the vintage sound but with better punch and openness but still warm with good breakup try the Weber speakers. I recently obtained a Morgan PR12 (Boutique Princeton clone) with a 12" Weber and was amazed at the sound.



CurtO



USA

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Dec 8th, 2016 02:47 PM        

I've read alot of good things about the Weber speakers. I'm looking for a replacement for my 65 DRRI and may go with a Weber for that.



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Dec 8th, 2016 04:19 PM        

I've got a Weber alnico 10 in my PRRI. It sounds fantastic.<br /> <br /> Back when I had an early model Super Champ XD I swapped in a Celestion Gold 10 and the improvement in tone was very apparent--especially at gig volumes. That was a kickin' little combo.



CurtO



USA

Are there power outlets in Heaven?
Dec 12th, 2016 10:44 AM        

Peegoo, I just got rid of My Super Champ XD with a Rajun Cajun in it. Now I want another. Note to self, purchase gear and NEVER sell it.



Te 52



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Dec 12th, 2016 11:09 AM        

"...I'm looking for a replacement for my 65 DRRI and may go with a Weber for that..."<br /> <br /> My favorite speaker for the DRRI is the Celestion Blue. Weber Blue Dog is considered very similar. Jensen P12Q also sounds great in the DRRI.



JohnS



USA

Dec 19th, 2016 06:32 PM        

I really liked the Weber Sig12B in my DRRI.



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Dec 30th, 2016 01:24 PM        

I've had a few DRRI's and tried lots of speakers in them over the years. Last DRRI I had was all stock with a well broken in C12K. C12K get thumbs down, but you got to break it in good. It sounded as good as a Weber 12F150. Very, very close<br />



CurtO



USA

Are there power outlets in Heaven?
Aug 31st, 2017 02:48 PM        

I've got a 50's Rolla in the DRRI now. Sounds pretty good. I may try putting the stock C12K back in it and break it in a bit more.



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