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    Default Fender Blues Deluxe Speaker Replacement ????

    OK my head is spinning... There are so many damn speakers out there and I need some suggestions... I am a jazz player that plays in a quartet/big band... I play guitars like ES-175 and ES-335... The Blues Deluxe is a great amp... But not perfect... I would like to possibly make the lows less muddy... And keep the tone warm but maybe less bright... But without sacrificing clarity..

    If I had to pick the perfect amp, it would be the Fender blues deluxe or Twin Reverb... Can I make the blues deluxe sound closer to this vintage sound ?

    Firstly, would a speaker change make a difference ? Would ceramic or alnico be better for jazz ? Does brand matter ? Jensen or Eminence ?

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    Alnico for jazz. I like the old JBL D series speaks the best. But they are really pricey these days. If you want pure clear tone, get a Hartke aluminum cone speaker and put in there. But you'd better play real clean, it is very unforgiving and really makes the green notes stick out!
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    I ended up getting one of these
    https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/cali12f.htm
    I have heard the weber was a good speaker and this one seemed to fit the bill.

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    Weber is the modern speaker of choice.
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    I put one of those in a HRD I had. I couldn't get any clean headroom with the stock speaker. The Weber-Cali really cleaned it up.

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    I replaced the speakers in my 4x10 Fender HotRod Deville with Weber speakers. Made a HUGE difference. Very warm, articulate and a real smooth breakup. I put two ceramics (10F125) and two alnicos (10A100T) in. I really like the sound I get with the two different speakers.

    I also have a 15" weber extension cab with a weber ceramic 15" speaker in it. Sounds great. They make great speakers and cabs. And have great service. Highly recommend them all around.
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    I played my Blues Deluxe with the new weber tonight with my big band for the first time... During my solos I could tell the differnce... I have never heard my notes play so clearly so loudly and our director noticed also...

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    Excellent. Good to hear (on so many levels) ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBlues View Post
    I played my Blues Deluxe with the new weber tonight with my big band for the first time... During my solos I could tell the differnce... I have never heard my notes play so clearly so loudly and our director noticed also...
    Good to hear!!!

    Which Weber speaker did you choose? and how did you make that choice?
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    It's a Weber California with an H Cap...

    Here is a sample.. There is a guitar solo in there...

    http://stmsmusic.org/SSBB/rehearsal/...t_03_15_10.mp3

    My setup:
    Guild X-170 all original with Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing Flatwounds
    Fender Blues Deluxe with the Weber Cal. SPeaker.

 

 

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