Speakers & Components
Speakers. The last opportunity to modify your tone. Unlike hi-fi speakers which attempt to create sounds that are true to the musical source fed them, guitar speakers impart their own tone. Your amp/cabinet pretty much determines three things about what speaker to select; speaker size, impedance and power rating. (See our tech corner article on Speaker Impedance, Power Handling and Wiring). But the tone is up to you! Speaker replacement is probably the easiest mod you can perform.
CeramicVintage Ceramic speakers are designed to sound similar to the Alnicos, and were first developed in the 1960s as a cost effective alternative to the Alnicos. The advantage of the ceramic speaker is its ability to handle more power as well as a player's front end pedal accessories. Vintage Ceramic speakers are recommended for all types of music, and sound best at loud volumes.
JensenJensen Loudspeakers have a long history. Founded in 1927 by Peter Jensen, one of the co-inventors of the loudspeaker, Jensen began producing commercial amplifier loudspeakers in the 1940s.
The C12K is a 12" ferrite speaker with 100 watts of power. A real workhorse, heavy on the mids with a solid, straightforward tone. When presented with overdrive distortion it powers through with lows that are bold and heavy.
The C8R is a 8" ferrite speaker with 25 watts of power. Crystal clear tone with brightly shining highs. It responds to overdrive distortion with a bright fuzz lead voice.
The C12Q is a 12" ferrite speaker with 35 watts of power. Well rounded, straightforward tone with a lot of mid bite and bright highs.
The C10R is a 10" ferrite speaker with 25 watts of power. Colorful bell-like chime which transitions into a gritty response when presented with overdrive distortion.
The C15K is a 15" ferrite speaker with 100 watts of power. Full, boomy low-end with aggressive mids and bright highs. Responds to overdrive distortion with a strong rhythm crunch and fuzz lead voice.
The C10Q is a 10" ferrite speaker with 35 watts of power. Straightforward tone with mid-frequency bite. When presented with overdrive distortion, it can sound edgy.
The C12R is a 12" ferrite speaker with 25 watts of power. Warm low and mid response with smooth/bright highs. When presented with overdrive distortion, it presents smooth crunch with low-end focus.
The C12N is a 12" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. The C12N has a smooth, straightforward and full-bodied tone with high frequency chime.
The C15N is a 15" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. Tight low-end and clear, bright highs. It responds to overdrive distortion with a gritty edge.
The C6V is a 6" ferrite speaker with 20 watts of power. Extremely versatile. Warm clean tone with top-end chime. It remains strong and articulate when presented with overdrive distortion.
The C12K-2 is a 12" ferrite speaker with 100 watts of power. The C12K-2 provides a modern British voice in a vintage American package. This high-power speaker features a low-end punch with a warm, rich mid-range and smooth articulate highs. This speaker is not only capable of handling high levels of overdrive and distortion but is also capable of achieving clarity and detailed response with those sounds. The C12K-2 can beautifully produce the complex and nuanced tones of vintage and boutique amplifiers.