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I'm actually jonesing pretty hard for these. And if I were a Norwegian Dapper Dan Spokesmodel, I'd buy 'em today.

http://www.scumbackspeakers.com/ :lol:

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:45 pm
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I love spec sheets with no specs on them.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:49 pm
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bentbolt wrote:
I'm actually jonesing pretty hard for these. And if I were a Norwegian Dapper Dan Spokesmodel, I'd buy 'em today.

http://www.scumbackspeakers.com/ :lol:


I have two 65w Scumbacks M55 and M75. Jim's also provided top notch customer service. I'm looking for another two of the same speakers to load in my vintage Marshall. Great speakers though Greenbacks never had the reputation of staying extremely clean. So you will get some breakup and dirty cleans. I'm a huge Greenback fan. Highly back the use of Scumbacks.

I just want some of those bigger magnet early/mid 70's 122142 Fanes for my Emperor.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:29 pm
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Why don't you buy Weber Speakers ?

Fane Copies i thought, i don't know if they are really Faithful to Original ones :

https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/

( See British Series => FC12 Ceramic. )

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Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:52 pm
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MobRules wrote:
Why don't you buy Weber Speakers ?

Fane Copies i thought, i don't know if they are really Faithful to Original ones :

https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/

( See British Series => FC12 Ceramic. )


The specs are different than the Fanes I'm looking for, plus they are expensive considering I could score what the ones I want for around the same price just a hair higher or less (if I'm lucky).

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:47 am
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Mr. Foxen wrote:
Bass 12s will probably sound gash, no top end an the wrong sort of speaker breakup, no mid hump. Is the problem that you are trying to get driven tone from a powerful clean amp, or not enough volume? Bass speakers will likely be less sensitive giving you less SPL for the power, so less volume, but means can push amp harder, but their top end roll off will filter out the harmonics from the drive, so you lose again.



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The speakers are the bit that makes volume, if you have more than enough volume, but they are breaking, turn down. More likely you are pushing too much low end, rigging a high pass would be best. hemp isn't an inherently strong cone material (otherwise PA drivers would be made from it), just a stronger speaker would be better (higher Xlim on the spec sheet), but you have to trade off sensitivity, a 3db drop in sensitivity means you have to push twice the power for same volume, so if you get 3db more sensitive speakers, you'll need to push half power for same volume and overpowering them shouldn't be an issue.


We have two guitars and no bass player, so we're not too reliant on top end in his guitar, he doesn't have a normal guitar sound, it sounds rather like the missing link between guitar and bass ATM. Less sensitive speakers sounds good though, the 120 sounds good when pushed IMO, but it's too loud for concerts.

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Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:51 am
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Just get a bass cab then. Figure if you want drive from pedal, amp or both though. Barefaced Super 12 would be ideal, toppy enough for guitaryness, but still a bass cab, and not super sensitive because it is tiny.

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Got my B100 back from a fresh cap job and bias with parts from Vintage Hiwatt Restoration. Snapped a gut shot before I closed it up. Can't wait to get more time with it once I build a Jazzmaster. Little I played sounded fucking excellent.

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chillerthanmost wrote:
Got my B100 back from a fresh cap job and bias with parts from Vintage Hiwatt Restoration. Snapped a gut shot before I closed it up. Can't wait to get more time with it once I build a Jazzmaster. Little I played sounded fucking excellent.


I've been curious about getting a cap job done to my sound city 120. How much of a change did you notice? I'm pretty happy with it as-is but I've always wondered what one actually notices with a cap job.

Also, I have the choice of EH, Sovtek Svetland or Tesla EL34s - does anyone have input to what works "best" in a SC120? I wholesale with allparts and since thats all they carry for EL34s and I want to save cash that's what I'm working with.

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Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:25 am
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Shuguangs are best.

Cap jobs make it sound loads better if the caps are bad, if they are fine, just means it will stay sounding like it should for longer. Also if you upgrade them you get less sag and stuff when pushed.

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