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To keep my CTS speakers or swap out. [message #27517] Fri, 27 September 2019 15:25 Go to next message
doc10039 is currently offline  doc10039
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I just picked up a K200 B-1 with 2x15 cab with CTS speakers. The guy I got it from put aluminum domes on the speakers to get the faux JBL look. I have a pair of Eminence CB15's and a pair of E140's. I'll probably dump the CTS speakers in a fender cab and off to guitar center peddle it.
Re: To keep my CTS speakers or swap out. [message #27518 is a reply to message #27517] Sat, 28 September 2019 06:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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I would for sure audition both the Eminence and JBL Drivers for you tonal needs!

The JBLs only go up to 2500 HZ and will be very dull if you need to play any slap Bass or if you play with a pick, atleast the Eminence go up to 3000 HZ.
Both brands handle far more wattage then the 200B outputs , but the JBLs are 2 DB hotter in SPL output level so they will be a tad louder for any level of wattage input.

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Re: To keep my CTS speakers or swap out. [message #27520 is a reply to message #27517] Sat, 28 September 2019 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thetragichero is currently offline  thetragichero
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not a fan of cts speakers post-1966. they've got good name recognition i guess?
willing to bet your other choices will sound much nicer
Re: To keep my CTS speakers or swap out. [message #27526 is a reply to message #27517] Sun, 06 October 2019 18:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GavinMCrockett is currently offline  GavinMCrockett
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Yeah, Eminences seem to be much more reliable, especially compared to the post-60s CTS. I'm sure you could sell the Fender cab on Reverb or something. If you're looking to let it go for nothing though (as GC would give you), I might be interested!
Re: To keep my CTS speakers or swap out. [message #27542 is a reply to message #27517] Tue, 15 October 2019 15:03 Go to previous message
ET! is currently offline  ET!
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I like the older CTS 10s and 12s in my guitar rigs...warm, full bodied...but not for bass..they seem carboardy and tend to whimp out before I can get my rig to the level of volume, tone, bottom that I want for bass...in fairness, when I used to play bass regular bar gigs...my rig was a 200 head through a pair of the 2x15 cabs..and I'd run a Boss bass eq pedal in front of the kustom to get me as much as 15db boost in freqs...
of the 3 you've mentioned, I'd tend to go Emminence as well..and if I recall some older conversations with Bud when he was first putting the Krossroads stuff together..he had wanted a different speaker but especially in the kombo cabs, he couldn't get enough air into the box with the 10s..and I think that's when he went Emminence..and I can't recall if it was Beta series?...you're not really pushing enough watts to leverage the bigger drivers anyway, and I recall buying some Gamma series 15s for my Kustom bass cab one time...and was surprised to see that the frame edge on those driver baskets is so thick that the mounting bolts on the faceboard of the kustom cab weren't long enough to got through the basket frame and have thread left for the but to bite.


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