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Put a Weber 12A125A in my DC2 Boogie last night. I thought it would sound great with the Strat I built, and I got lucky, 'cause it does! I mostly play on the clean channel, and that's where it really shines. It gives the Boogie a little vintage Fender vibe. I had great results last week putting the same speaker in my Clark Beaufort (5E3), and I think Weber cracked the vintage P12 Jensen code with this speaker, and I've always liked vintage Jensens. It also lightened the amp up a little and that's a bonus!!! Sound clips soon as I'm still dialing in the Strat :)

 

 

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Good choice. I have a Weber 12A125 in my 5E3.

My '73 Silverface DR has a '67 Jensen C12P. 

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19 hours ago, Yooper said:

Good choice. I have a Weber 12A125 in my 5E3.

My '73 Silverface DR has a '67 Jensen C12P. 

I also like ceramic mag speakers in my Deluxe. I currently has an alnico Weber 12A150 but I have an Eminence/Alessandro GA SC4 ceramic that is going in there next week! And the Weber 12A125 in my Clark 5E3 is going nowhere, it is slaying in that amp!

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I love Webers. I have a couple of the California 12s that are their JBL D120 clones. One of them is acting up after years and years of usage. I just found out that Weber does re-cones of their speakers for only $30! What a deal!

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On 7/27/2021 at 12:41 PM, rwinking said:

I love Webers. I have a couple of the California 12s that are their JBL D120 clones. One of them is acting up after years and years of usage. I just found out that Weber does re-cones of their speakers for only $30! What a deal!

That is a deal, especially if shipping isn't too much.

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So I swapped out a Celestion  Creamback today. After reading this thread I put a ceramic Weber California in the amp. I was so used to the Celestion, I forgot that a different speaker turns it into a completely different amp.  I did that more often in my younger years but have not recently. Damn…..now I may be hooked on speakers. I give up cocaine and my alcohol consumption goes up. I give up alcohol and my guitar purchases go up. I stop that and now it is about speakers. Where will it end? My life is unmanageable.

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17 minutes ago, rwinking said:

So I swapped out a Celestion  Creamback today. After reading this thread I put a ceramic Weber California in the amp. I was so used to the Celestion, I forgot that a different speaker turns it into a completely different amp.  I did that more often in my younger years but have not recently. Damn…..now I may be hooked on speakers. I give up cocaine and my alcohol consumption goes up. I give up alcohol and my guitar purchases go up. I stop that and now it is about speakers. Where will it end? My life is unmanageable.

I love the Weber California in my '77 Silverface DR.  Best speaker to bring out the best (aka loudest) cleans in that rig.  Considered putting a Celestion Gold in it, but it landed in the Heritage Victory in place of the Celestion G12H Anniversary. 

It never ends!

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2 hours ago, rwinking said:

So I swapped out a Celestion  Creamback today. After reading this thread I put a ceramic Weber California in the amp. I was so used to the Celestion, I forgot that a different speaker turns it into a completely different amp.  I did that more often in my younger years but have not recently. Damn…..now I may be hooked on speakers. I give up cocaine and my alcohol consumption goes up. I give up alcohol and my guitar purchases go up. I stop that and now it is about speakers. Where will it end? My life is unmanageable.

Yes it can be addicting. I did three speaker swaps this week, and one a few weeks ago.

I put a Celestion Blue (a speaker I normally HATE), into my AC15HW1, and frankly the AC amps are the proper home for a Blue. It replaced a Celestion Greenback which was spikey! The Blue which makes many things to dark, excels with the glassy highs of the AC15.

I put the 12A125 into my Clark Beaufort. It may now be my best sounding amp as I've been getting deep into the tweeds.

I put another 12A125 into my Mesa DC2. This amp has been sidelined lately because I just have so many good amps, but I can see channel one of this amp making it into a recording soon, as it sounds great.

And I replaced the JBL D123 (IMNSHO, JBLs best sounding guitar speaker, and even the designer of the D120, Harvey Gerst, thinks the same), that was in my Ampeg Mercury for the original Jensen P12R.

I think all the amps benefited from the swaps although the Ampeg was kind of a push as the JBL excelled at clean, the vintage Jensen excelled at organic warmth. And I had to be careful with the JBL as it could get bright fast in the already bright Mercury. That's probably the biggest reason for me swapping.

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For me speaker swaps and experimentation ended searching for amps and OD pedals, and even p/up swaps.

 The speaker I settled on for my fender isnt made anymore and Ive tried  celestions upgraded/replacement for it and it wasnt the same.

The one I have only has to last another 30-40yrs.

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9 hours ago, JeffB said:

For me speaker swaps and experimentation ended searching for amps and OD pedals, and even p/up swaps.

 The speaker I settled on for my fender isnt made anymore and Ive tried  celestions upgraded/replacement for it and it wasnt the same.

The one I have only has to last another 30-40yrs.

If I am reading you right, I agree. Changing speakers instead of ams makes the most difference for me right now. If an amp just doesn't sound right I am finding that there is a good possibility that swapping out speakers may be the answer. Like I said, I feel like I have a new amp!

I think that a JBL clone in a fender amp is the bomb.....

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On 7/29/2021 at 11:22 PM, rockabilly69 said:

And I replaced the JBL D123 (IMNSHO, JBLs best sounding guitar speaker, and even the designer of the D120, Harvey Gerst, thinks the same), that was in my Ampeg Mercury for the original Jensen P12R.

Had a D123 in a Carr Sportsman - at the risk of driving up the market and with a little tube rolling, it was a ‘match made in heaven!’  Low wattage applications only…

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