I have used nothing but Celestions since I started playing through Dr Z's - G12h, V30, Gold, Creamback. They all have their place and sound(ed) great, and I guess that is what the Good Doctor had in mind. But after reading an old thread where Roscoe (Eric) said he had two Jensens in a closed back cab I thought I'd try one. I picked a gently used P12Q 40 watter off of Reverb.com and loaded into a Z 1x12 cab. "Oh My Goodness!" What a completely different sound and feel - as well as being much lighter (I thought the guy shipped me an empty box). I played my McCarty's and G&L's through the 28 with one or two clicks on the Brakelite and what a sound! easier breakup and grit but very smooth - maybe the way a Deluxe was intended to sound? Anyway, I'm soo very happy I branched out and picked this up. I guess old dogs...............
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2014 19:10:21 GMT -7 by "Z" Steve
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Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Jul 18, 2014 6:36:26 GMT -7
Jensens in a closed-back combo is not really something you come across often (they're usually in open-back combos) but I do recall Eric talking about his cabinet. I've tried my Z-28 through the 12F150 (C12N-type) in my Deluxe Reverb and it definitely emphasizes the American side more. And that 12F150 can really do "tight crunch" nicely--much better than you might expect. I do have a P12Q-type speaker as well, maybe I should try the Z-28 with that sometime.
Glad to hear it's kickin' butt for you--just curious though, is your cab closed-back or open?
Own or have owned: M12, Carmen Ghia, Rx JS, MAZ 18 Jr NR, Monza, Z-28, Route 66, Therapy, DB4, Remedy, Prescription, EZG-50, SRZ-65 LE, & Delta 88 Z-Drive | Brake Lite SA & Air Brake
Having had my Z28 for awhile, I can say it has been with a gold, G12H30, Greenback, weber 12f150, and even a small bogner 1x12 cube with a V30. They have all worked well! Currently in a 1x12 combo with the greenback. Love it. The 12F150 was in my part open back jenkins cab - worked great, and def much more "american" but right now I love the greenie.
I really liked the Jensons that you could get in the early '90's. I bought quite a few and have sort of stayed a fan for a long time. I have a couple of those Bluebells with the big magnet cover that sound really good in a Deluxe. I also have one at the studio in a Demeter ISO cab that I've been using a lot lately w the Z-28. That speaker really sounds good in the ISO cab.
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