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WTB: 12 inch 8 ohm speaker for a Modulus 5E3

MikeCMikeC Frets: 456
Just picked up a lovely Modulus 5E3 combo from the forum, excellent build quality but the speaker - a Celestion G12 Alcino blue - blows my head off. Can't seem to get the volume above 2. I had an original 50's 5E3 that I miss that was far less powerful - but far more fragile! 

So I wanted to try something a bit more tweedy / less in your face (and maybe lighter), eg Jensen Tornado classic 100 neo, Celestion creamback neo, Weber 12A125A, Jensen P12R etc.Thomann have a b-stock neo creamback for £130 so might get that if nothing pops up here. 

And once a new speaker is fitted, the blue will be for sale on here.  

I might also muck around with the valves.

 All suggestions welcome. 
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Comments

  • pluckbuddypluckbuddy Frets: 303
    What about a Weber Sig12s? I have one in a box somewhere. Not as loud as the 12a125a but to my ear has a more vintage Fender vibe about it. 

    Also, if you haven't got one already, try an NOS 5y3 rectifier. It brings the voltages down a bit and feels a bit more relaxed imo.
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  • MikeCMikeC Frets: 456
    Sure, happy to consider that. What condition is it in and price are you looking for, posted ppg (I'm in north London)? Good idea on the rectifier, will look into that next...
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 7829
    I fitted an attenuator in the cab of my 5e3 for this reason. The volume control on these amps is far too sensitive so it's a must irrespective of speaker. 

    I have a Jensen BB40 in mine (used to have a blue) which you're welcome to A/B if you want to drive your 5e3 down to SW13. 
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  • MikeCMikeC Frets: 456
    Blimey, I now need new speakers, valve replacements and attenuators! Maybe a new amp too?! 

    All good ideas welcome, but I suspect this forum has gone down this particular rabbit hole before...
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  • rlwrlw Frets: 4739
    C12Q any good.  Excellent condition.  Currently in my TMDR but the original is going back in.
    Save a cow.  Eat a vegetarian.
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 3920
    edited April 16
    Alnico for the win in a 5E3 IMO.

    That being said, the WGS G12Q sounds good in tweeds to me. Cheap and inefficient. 



    Here's a guy in exactly your position who settled for a WGS G12Q:


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  • MikeCMikeC Frets: 456
    thanks all, will pass on the C12Q for now. 
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  • marlinmanmarlinman Frets: 4
    Celestion A Type any good, great sounding speaker. 
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  • pluckbuddypluckbuddy Frets: 303
    MikeC said:
    Blimey, I now need new speakers, valve replacements and attenuators! Maybe a new amp too?! 

    All good ideas welcome, but I suspect this forum has gone down this particular rabbit hole before...
    Lol don't forget a 12ay7 too :)
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  • pluckbuddypluckbuddy Frets: 303
    MikeC said:
    Sure, happy to consider that. What condition is it in and price are you looking for, posted ppg (I'm in north London)? Good idea on the rectifier, will look into that next...
    I'll dm you
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