1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Vintage 15" JBL comparisons w/soundclips

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by johnk_10, Sep 20, 2011.


  1. Captain Bob

    Captain Bob Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Nashville
    Bruce, perhaps you already know this, but you may wish to contact Ken Haerr (edgewound@aol.com) out at UplandloudSpeaker for some suggestions. Harvey Gerst once suggested I contact him, and Ken did a D140F re-cone and inspection for me. Great work.
     
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    south carolina
    Thanks Captain Bob.

    I actually spoke to Ken a few times this past two weeks.

    No doubt he knows his stuff.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Bruce
     
  3. kzr750r1

    kzr750r1

    Aug 12, 2011
    NorCal
    Interesting thought. You may have to carve some clearance to get the cage to fit in the dog house.

    I too have a pair of 79 la scala.

    Are you wanting to use these for hi go or Giging? To be honest carting these around would not be my cup o tea.
     
  4. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    great stuff john. i had a vintage d140f in a guild cab ported that sounded fantastic. i will probably get another one for a fender bassman single 15 cab i'm planning on. too bad they didn't make 4 ohm d140f.
     
  5. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i recommend a K140 if you can find one. it sounds almost exactly like a 'D' but handles twice the power. the K140 is still my favorite 15" of all time.
     
    edwinhurwitz and Sartori like this.
  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    I just scored a mint set of JBL K140's. Cant wait to get them into a 2x15 cab.
    I've have a Tech 21 Landmark 300, lying around as a backup amp. Should go nicely with this cab.

     
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i know that you'll love 'em. and since they're so efficient/sensitive, it'll make you amp sound like it has twice the power of conventional 15"s.
     
  8. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    john aren't the K's the really heavy ones? or is that the E's?

    i might get a CTS too. The ones with aluminum vented dustcaps from organs are 4 ohm and are super cheap and available. I've heard they sound great, cross between a standard paper cone CTS and some JBL love. they are ribbed.
     
  9. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    the E's are the heavy ceramic magnet ones. the D's & K's are alnico.
     
    Ric Vice and Sartori like this.
  10. John: what do think of the M151s?
     
  11. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
  12. punchclock

    punchclock

    Mar 19, 2007
    Kansas City
    Any thoughts of the JBL 2225H? I scored a few E130's reconed as 2225Hs...
     
  13. How much are mint E130s worth today?
     
  14. supershifter2

    supershifter2

    Apr 22, 2014
    SoCal
    Can a E130 16ohm be reconed to 8ohm ? I really need it to be 8ohm. I want to use pair it with an 8ohm E120 for my 4 ohm output 1972 Fender Twin Reverb amp. My Fender only has a 4ohm tap.
     
  15. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Yes the impedance is in the voice coil which is part of the re-cone kit.:)X
     
  16. supershifter2

    supershifter2

    Apr 22, 2014
    SoCal
    Question. Is a JBL D120F magnet assembly the same as a JBL D130F magnet assembly ? Will they interchange ?
     
  17. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Yes they are exactly the same part.:)X
     
  18. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    so the k130 has 103 db sensitivity and the k140 (same as d140 which i have) has sensitivity of 98 db.

    does this mean if i sold mine and got a k130 my amp would be able to produce louder cleaner notes further up the volume dial? old tube fender bassman
     
    BassGreaser likes this.
  19. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    it would be a little louder and a little brighter.
     
  20. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Well, I've asked Beans on Toast about the differences between the D130's and the D140's. I'm sure you know that Ampeg used the D130's as an upgrade in their B-15NL(Lansing). The voice coils in the D130 are Copper clad Aluminum, while the D140's are all copper. The D130's have a little better lower midrange emphasis. That said the D140's
    were great bass speakers

    Ric
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.