Dating fender speaker cabinets
Variation is the key and therefore, my friend, you need several guitars, amps, pedals and different speakers.At we prefer mostly the American type of speakers for vintage Fender amps.In such cases we tend to favor British voiced speakers to give us a throaty and meaty tone where the treble is tamed and compensated for.Such speakers may not be well suited for crystal clear and soft clean tones, but they match perfectly with our blackface AB165 Bassman with jumped channels and lots of preamp and power amp distortion.Also, the aging process of these materials will change a speaker’s tone over time.New speakers will therefore sound different from vintage speakers.
A 40w Super Reverb will distribute 10w to each of the four speakers. When discussing speakers with others tell them where you are at, what are you seeking, what do you want more or less of.
They sound great when they are fed high power, but very few of these speakers sound good with low wattage amps.
The enormous 200w EVM12L is a peculiar exception to that rule, and its clean sound is great even at low volumes.
What is also interesting is that our own taste developes over time.
After many years with vanilla ice cream, the taste of chocolate will be a tone explosion, not to mention a mix of the two.