Dating vintage fender speakers
C825: Classic tweed champ, Blackface or Silverface Champ, Bronco or Vibrochamp.
This speaker is remarkably rich, detailed and 3D sounding, with a full, punchy low end that you won’t believe can come from an 8″ speaker.
That amp worked pretty well with my Rick 12-string.
Many years later, in the ‘80s, I was back into playing and recording and looked in the want ads for a Fender tube amp. That amp turned out to be an early-production 1960 Pro-Amp.
I started to investigate the world of pre-CBS Fender amplifiers.
There was a lot more variety than I had ever experienced first-hand while playing in bands in the mid-to-late ‘60s.
One is not necessarily better than the other; the dark tones are nice for blues and jazz, while the new amps do brighter tones better.
I had spent years searching for a speaker that sounded as good as the original Jensen Special Design that blew out in my 1959 tweed Vibrolux.This one has that high power twin tone like Keith's.With settings at 5-6 its tone is rich and sweet like a hi-fi tube... Speakers are recent Jensens, but the originals are boxed up and included, and will be shipped separately. Here we have a vintage 1959 Supro Student Deluxe amplifier. Loaded with a 8" reissue alnico Jensen, original speaker is boxed up and included. Early '60s, JMI (Jennings Musical Industries) production, small student combo, 4 watts from a single EL84, ECC83/EF86 preamp, EZ80 tube rectifier, black vinyl, lovely brown Vox grille cloth, hinged handle, has added footswitch jack...Serial number 3648, original Jensen P12R alnico magnet speaker, just reconed.Amp just thoroughly serviced, grounded cord added.... A rare find as these higher watt 50's Fenders were expensive in the day.