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Dating Fender Speakers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by selfblessed, May 1, 2010.


  1. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hello. I bought a vintage Fender 15" speaker. Its got a square magnet and a blue and silver sticker on it. There are also some numbers on the frame they are... 12-6383 and 1377246N.

    Oh yeah. What wire goes on what input. There are black and white wires.
     
  2. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    ...
     
  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Fender speakers are notoriously traditional and old-fashioned. When dating them, the key is to: "go slow".

    So don't be in too much of a hurry to score. Compliment your Fender speakers on their appearance. Take some time to get acquainted with their family. For the first date, agree to go with a chaperone. And be prepared to settle for a handshake instead of a kiss.

    In the long run, it'll be worth it... :meh:

    MM
     
  4. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    I like to give them a roofie-collada and have my way with them...>=)
     
  5. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    46th week of 1972. they are made by CTS and are very similar to what came in alot of Ampeg B15 amps.
     
  6. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Once again JohnK...THANKS!
     
  7. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    John. This speaker should be 8 ohms yes? I only have the one right now. I filled the hole with a piece of wood so I do not have a 15 inch port in it right now.
     
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    yes, it probably is an 8 ohm speaker, but you could always measure its dc resistance with a volt/ohm meter. if it measures anywhere from 5.6 to 6.8 ohms dc, then it is has an8 ohm impedance.
     
  9. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    But go gentle with it, because they ain't powerhouse speakers. Hook a modern amp on it and you'll invert the cone... Great if you're madonna, but not an old crusty speaker.

    That unit needs a mate and a nice 68-75 Bassman or super showman cab. Good luck finding that. I sure built enough of them when I was a kid though.

    BOB
     
  10. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    The big bassman cab or the guitar sized one?
     
  11. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Have you got any pics of Madonna wearing a pair of inverted speaker cones, Bob? And does she wear 10s or 12s?

    I'd like to see that... :meh:

    MM
     
  12. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    How many watts do yo think this speaker can handel?
     
  13. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    I'd be on the safe side and say no more than 50. Even then, DO NOT BOOST THE LOW BASS!

    Does it have a silver dust cap?
     
  14. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    Black is (-) & white is (+)
     
  15. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008

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