Dating fender speaker cabinets
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.What someone finds harsh can be beautiful sparkle to others.Smooth overdriven tones can mean very different things for heavy metal guys with Marshall and Celestion stacks and country musicians playing twangy Twin Reverb amps.
It is interesting to hear other opinions but it can also be confusing since we lack a precise vocabulary to describe tone and taste.
In this case we prefer darker sounding speakers than the typical American Jensen C12n-style.
We want more bass and mids to smooth out the treble and high harmonic frequencies coming from the amp.
Also, the aging process of these materials will change a speaker’s tone over time.
New speakers will therefore sound different from vintage speakers.