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.
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.
Jensen JetsSharing the same sense of innovation as the original Jensen musical instrument speakers, the Jensen Jet is the newest addition to the Jensen line. By listening to what players wanted in a speaker and utilizing the newest materials Jensen continues to transform the music industry by making speakers with unparalleled tone. Pushing sonic boundaries far beyond the Vintage Jensen, there is a Jet speaker available for any style.
Speaker - Jensen® Jets, 12", Silverbird, 70W, Ferrite, 8Ω
The Silverbird 12” speaker is inspired by the Blackbird 12 / 40 “Reinforced AlNiCo'' speaker. The Silverbird 12” provides a proper vintage tone that is optimized for contemporary players. It retains the delicate and detailed top end of its AlNiCo counterpart, crucial for a good clean tone and a clear and expressive midrange. Its robust and warm low end provides a solid foundation for an overall balanced, powerful, and lively tone, even with higher gain applications. Guitarist Description: Intricate and nuanced high-frequency range as well as a lucid and expressive midrange. Its thick and warm low-frequency range provides a stable base for a well-balanced and full sounding tone.
- Lows: Robust
- Mids: Clear
- Highs: Detailed
- Overdrive: Crunchy
Speaker - Jensen® Jets, 12", Electric Lightning, 70W
A modern, authoritatively voiced speaker, the Electric Lighting exhibits punchy, fast basses and crystal-clear highs, with a slightly throaty midrange. It covers well the ‘super cleans’ and ‘super overdrive’ tones typical of the most contemporary pop and rock music, up to the most extreme hi-gain, detuned or baritone applications.