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#806071
Have been asked by a friend who is Upgrading 2 Hot Rod Deluxes and wants my suggestion on the best upgrade for the speakers.
I don’t know the amps well enough to know what works but he wants both amps matching perfectly for an exact stereo setup for studio recording.
He likes big headroom type clean sounds.

What would you reccomend?
#806079
olegmcnoleg wrote:Depends what kind of sound you are going for. If you want it to sound more vintage, try a Jansen. If you want more presence, try a Celestion Blue, more blues/rock try a Greenback...etc.


My friend likes big Fender type cleans, so a speaker to help with that I guess.
I read the Vintage 30 actually works pretty well in these amps, anyone have experience?
#806081
JBL
#806089
Reg18 wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:Depends what kind of sound you are going for. If you want it to sound more vintage, try a Jansen. If you want more presence, try a Celestion Blue, more blues/rock try a Greenback...etc.


My friend likes big Fender type cleans, so a speaker to help with that I guess.
I read the Vintage 30 actually works pretty well in these amps, anyone have experience?

A long way from my favourite amp but a bandmate had one with a Vintage 30. He played a Strat and predominantly Les Paul through it and produced juicy blues/rock tones.

I'd say the Vintage 30 gave the amp a healthy seasoning of Marshall so it might not be what your friend is looking for.
#806090
Conway wrote:Following with interest, as I’m after a speaker to go in a 1x12 with my new Princeton head.

Do you want to try my Blue? It is 16 ohm though.
#806093
Those amps have a bit more midrange than say a blackface twin or deluxe reverb, so is gonfor something a bit more scooped and classic voices.

Jensen C12N is a good choice for classic scooped fender cleans. Can get them from Thomann among other places.

A JBL E120 would be ok but you’d probably want to find one with a paper dust cap. I have a vintage D120F which is awesome but heavy.

Weber Californias have a great rep too. Again- paper dust cap. I haven’t tried them but would love to.

One of those three is what I would go for. All good options
Last edited by bender on Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#806098
Reg18 wrote:
bbrunskill wrote:From what I've heard, something like the JBL would be perfect for those high headroom clean sounds


E120?



Yup. So many of the guitar speakers (in my experience) are in the crunchy and colored side of things. Think the Greenback, the Celestion Blue and the Jensen Alnico paper cone things. I think the best speaker for big cleans is rather something more modern and high tech with big power handling, almost a speaker made for HiFi or live sound reproduction rather that a guitar speaker.