Can you point me in the direction of threads that have dealt with the tonal differences between Weber's AlNiCo and Ceramic versions of the Blue Dog and Silver Bell speakers? I have been to the Weber site and listened to the sound clips for each of the four speakers, but I'd like to read your (or other people's) opinions of the differences, strengths, weaknesses, etc, in much more detail.
Also, has anybody had experience with combining the AlNiCo and Ceramic speakers in the same cab? I wonder what a 4x12 cab might sound like if loaded with one of each of the 4 varieties...
My experiance is; Ceramic 30 watt blue dog, VERY bright, too much so for me, sold it. Alnico 30 watt Blue dog, PERFECT, love it, wearing it out, pummeling it with a nearly cranked Route 66 and it hangs in there, smooth, wonderfull compression.
I have a 10" and an 8" sig series in a couple of small vintage Fenders and they are fine, both ceramic.
Lefty I beleive has two ceramic and two alnico 10" in a BF Super Reverb that he digs. Jason Chance is a big supporter as well but prefers ceramic I think. Madison swears by his 50 watt alnico blue dog.
I have a 2x12 open back cab with 1 Celestion G12H30, and 1 Weber 30watt Alnico Blue Dog. I love it. You get the best of both worlds. The smooth compression of the Alnico, and the punch of the ceramic. It covers alot of bases.
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