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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / 68 PR Custom - Speaker Upgrade

CurtO

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Oct 17th, 2016 07:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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.

(This message was last edited by CurtO at 10:51 AM, Oct 17th, 2016)

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Oct 18th, 2016 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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

mesatone01

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Oct 22nd, 2016 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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

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Dec 8th, 2016 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a Weber alnico 10 in my PRRI. It sounds fantastic.

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

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Dec 12th, 2016 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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.

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Dec 12th, 2016 11:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...I'm looking for a replacement for my 65 DRRI and may go with a Weber for that..."

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   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I really liked the Weber Sig12B in my DRRI.

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Dec 30th, 2016 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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


CurtO

USA

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Aug 31st, 2017 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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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