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replacing 12" speaker in Concert II


freddynl

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Hello Myles,

 

I am thinking about replacing the original speaker

in my Fender Concert II. (the paul rivera design)

Still has the original Fender Speaker (don't know what it is).

I noticed recently in larger places that the sound becomes a bit thin...

Do you have any recommandations???

 

Thanks for input..

 

Fred

gigging favorites at the moment LP Special order 1973 and PRS custom 24
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Nothing worng with the speaker? Why replace it?

 

Just a guess, but could you be playing loud enough in smaller places to cause your ears to compress, and not getting that ear compression in larger rooms?

 

Bill

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:) thanks for input, but it's not what I meant exactly.. I should have added.. I can solve the problem with an extra cabinet I have, but I want to avoid to bring extra cabinets..

 

I am pretty sure there are 12" Speakers with a higher output/dB as the standard fender speaker.

But don't have experience with this..

 

About volume used;

In smaller venues The Concert is usually around 3, which is enough (if the drummer controls himselve...)

In larger places max around 5.

If my ears start compressing its way toooo loud!

 

Before I buy a twin reverb again for the larger places, I would like to try out if I can reach a good result with another speaker... :)

 

Keep them coming!

Thanks.

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Okay, if you are playing at 3 and 5, and the amp thins out at 5, you don't need a louder speaker, you need a different tone. Have you tried sticking a compressor on the front end?

 

Bill

"I believe that entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."

 

Steve Martin

 

Show business: we're all here because we're not all there.

 

 

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Nope, never tried one.

I think one of my bandmates has a boss compressor pedal, do you mean one of those??

 

Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:

Okay, if you are playing at 3 and 5, and the amp thins out at 5, you don't need a louder speaker, you need a different tone. Have you tried sticking a compressor on the front end?

 

Bill

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IF you are trying to get more low end thump out of an open back cabinet, try using an Electro Voice EVM 12". It's the high-end option for a Boogie combo, and I guy that used to be the Boogie man her in KC said they made an open back combo cabinet sound more like a closed back cab.

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Thanks for the replies.

Will try the compressor, but I have found following speakers.

Any experiences with these ?

 

Celestion G12-80

ElectroVoice Force 12

 

Looking at the frequency response I am afraid that the evm12 series loose too much brightness and are twice as expensive..

 

Alternatives ???

 

thanks for comments

 

Fred

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