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Hillary Early


From:
Fort Worth Texas, USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 1:08 pm     Reply with quote

Recently acquired one of these amps that was removed from the original combo and placed in a custom enclosure. Now I need to get a speaker and build a cabinet to match. Trying to figure out what direction to go has been a bit confusing.

What was the original speaker used in this combo amp?
Ohm rating?
12” or 15” ?
Lots of options out there and I’ve never built a cabinet before so any help or suggestion is welcome.
Thanks!
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Steve Spitz


From:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 3:22 pm     Reply with quote

Mine came with an E 130 , 15", 4 ohm. Good speaker,but heavy !

It also sounds great with any steel friendly speaker.
Ive also tried K 130, Altec 418, Black Widow and the new Emminence neo type.


They all worked well. I think I have the K130 now, and its a winner.A bit heavy.
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David Higginbotham


From:
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 5:18 pm     Reply with quote

Webb originally installed JBL K-130 alnico magnet speakers. They sounded great but couldn't handle the power very well when pushed as Webb's put out 225 watts at 4-ohms and the K series were rated about 150 watts. They switched to the JBL E-130 ceramic magnet speaker which also sound good but not as good as the K series. The E series weighs about 10 lbs more but handles 300 watts. I've tried all of the NEO speakers and while they sound nice...it's still not a JBL tone, IMHO.
Here's a couple of Webb clone cabinets I built to match my Webb amp head. I have one loaded with a K-130 and the other with an E-130 and very happy!!!
Dave
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=321108&highlight=webb+cabinet
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Kevin Mincke


From:
Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 5:26 pm     Reply with quote

My 78' has a E-130 8 ohm in it.
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 8:15 pm     Reply with quote

David's correct.

Better buy a few spare JBL's.

I went thru a few JBL's when using Webb amps.
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Travis Toy


From:
Nashville, TN, USA
Post Posted 2 Nov 2017 4:35 pm     Re: Type of speaker for a Webb 6-14E? Reply with quote

Hillary Early wrote:
Recently acquired one of these amps that was removed from the original combo and placed in a custom enclosure. Now I need to get a speaker and build a cabinet to match. Trying to figure out what direction to go has been a bit confusing.

What was the original speaker used in this combo amp?
Ohm rating?
12” or 15” ?
Lots of options out there and I’ve never built a cabinet before so any help or suggestion is welcome.
Thanks!


Hillary, if you can sit tight for a little bit, I’ve got a 15” version of my speaker coming out soon. Tyler Hall has been using it in his Webb and he said it’s the best it’s ever sounded.
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Kevin Mincke


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Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 9:42 am     Reply with quote

Travis, will the 15" be a 4 or 8ohm and with an alum or paper cone? Not sure how the design in neoyidium speakers play out, but would think with a 15" to maintain good mids and not brittle highs, an aluminum dust cone may come back into play.
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Travis Toy


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Nashville, TN, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 9:48 am     Reply with quote

Kevin Mincke wrote:
Travis, will the 15" be a 4 or 8ohm and with an alum or paper cone? Not sure how the design in neoyidium speakers play out, but would think with a 15" to maintain good mids and not brittle highs, an aluminum dust cone may come back into play.


Hey Kevin. I designed it to be a direct replacement for the majority of 15” combos, and obviously any other 15” installation. It is a 4 ohm speaker. If you take a look at the construction materials used in my 12” speaker, it is very similar. This is the 15” version of my existing signature speaker. Very modern sounding. Very good. Winking

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John McClung


From:
Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 11:37 am     Reply with quote

If you can stand the weight of a standard JBL speaker, Telonics offers rebuilt JBL's that stand up to more power, I think they'll withstand up to 250 watts, but double check with Dave Beatty at Telonics on that. I have one in a Telonics blonde open back cabinet, awesome sound. Down the road I will try Travis Toy's new 15-inch neo in my vintage Webb amp.
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b0b


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Northern California
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 1:27 pm     Reply with quote

The Webb 6-14E I bought in 1978 had a 4 ohm JBL. I think it was a K-130.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 10:28 pm     Reply with quote

What b0b said: my original speaker was a 4-ohm K-130 JBL, but my fuzz tone keep blowing the speaker, had it redone at 8 ohms, no problems thereafter.
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