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Offline 64Verb

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64 Vibroverb speaker replacement D130 F ?
« on: June 19, 2008, 03:42:02 pm »
Hello, I see that there is a lot of expertise here about the D130F, I hope I can get some advice.

I have a 64 blackface Fender Vibroverb, it is stock, has had caps etc but otherwise has not been modified, with the original CTS 15" ceramic speaker.

I am not satisfied with the sound, I think the speaker is stuffed, and am thinking of changing the speaker.

What would you suggest, either trying to find a D130 F ? the Jensen C15N, or perhaps a modern one, what about the Blue Marvel Peavey ?

Anyway many thanks for any help.

Peter

Offline mckinnon audio

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Re: 64 Vibroverb speaker replacement D130 F ?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 05:52:27 pm »
  Hi Peter,all the ones I ever heard had the JBL D-130F in them so that's the only sound I know,but it sounds great,esp. the reverb and the low end of the guitar,great amp,good luck,Mel.

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Re: 64 Vibroverb speaker replacement D130 F ?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 06:54:34 pm »
Same here, I've only seen a few in person and all had a D130F. I heard a completely restored one in '05 at a ToneFest event and it was one of the best sounding guitar amps I've ever heard.
I'd go for the JBL.

Offline HRobert

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Re: 64 Vibroverb speaker replacement D130 F ?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 06:02:31 pm »
The amp sounds the best witht eh D-130F.  The only problem is that the mags in those old D series need to have a boost ( remagnitized 0 by the factory....it's about $30 -$40...but well worth it.  Personally I prefer the sound of the K series speakers.

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Re: 64 Vibroverb speaker replacement D130 F ?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 03:37:29 pm »
Is there a reason why the K series don't need remagging or am I missing something? Both are alnico magnets.

Offline HRobert

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Re: 64 Vibroverb speaker replacement D130 F ?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 08:14:34 pm »
The K series speaker, like the older D series, will eventually need to have a magnet boost due to the alnico magnet. Most K's are still good as the design is about 10 years newer than the old D series. However, the older K's are starting to fade.  I have one K-130 with a serial number in the 10,000's and another later model in the 40'000's and the one with the 10K mag is not quite as strong as the other.  BUT, even a JBL with a weak mag still sound better and puts out more than most other speakers.

Rob