Speakers & Components
Speakers. The last opportunity to modify your tone. Unlike hi-fi speakers which attempt to create sounds that are true to the musical source fed them, guitar speakers impart their own tone. Your amp/cabinet pretty much determines three things about what speaker to select; speaker size, impedance and power rating. (See our tech corner article on Speaker Impedance, Power Handling and Wiring). But the tone is up to you! Speaker replacement is probably the easiest mod you can perform.
JensenJensen Loudspeakers have a long history. Founded in 1927 by Peter Jensen, one of the co-inventors of the loudspeaker, Jensen began producing commercial amplifier loudspeakers in the 1940s.
Speaker - Jensen® Vintage Alnico, 15", P15N, 50W, 8 Ω
One of the first speakers ever used in a guitar amplifier, the P15N was loaded in the earliest Fender Bassman® and Bandmaster® amps, setting the milestone for those classic tones. The P15N delivers a warm, full bodied tone, with deep basses, and a nice, extended top end. Excellent for all different shades of clean and pushed clean tones.
Speaker - Jensen® MOD®, 12", MOD12-110, 110W, 8 Ω
The Mod 12-110 is a 12" ferrite speaker with 110 watts of power. Strong, punchy, and articulate with emphasis on the mids. It responds to overdrive distortion with a tight and balanced fuzz that remains strong and straightforward.
Speaker - Jensen® Vintage Alnico, 12", P12N, 50W, no bell
The AlNiCo P12N is surely one of the most iconic Jensen speakers of the late ‘50s. Visually impressive because of the big bell cover on the magnet, it is the highest powered 12” speaker in the range. Among others, the P12N was used in the high-end amps of the time such as the Fender® Tweed Twin. Crystal clear in the treble range with transparent mids and powerful but tight bass, it is the “King of Clean Tones”.
Speaker - Jensen® Jets, 12", Tornado Stealth 80, 80W
The Tornado Stealth 80 is the Neodymium counterpart of the ceramic powered Electric Lightning. The Stealth 80 is extremely efficient, with slightly scooped mids, and it shines in the cleanest as well as in the heaviest tonal applications. It delivers exceptional punch and attack, retaining all the clarity needed for palm-muted riffs and power chords, as well as crystal clear clean rhythm playing.
Bell Cover - Jensen®, for Alnico N Type Speakers
For use on Jensen P-A-P15N and P-A-P12N-NB to complete the vintage look of the originals. Jensen bell covers are a throwback to the style of classic Jensen speakers from the 1950s and '60s that can complete the look of a vintage or vintage-inspired amplifier.
Speaker - Jensen® MOD®, 12", MOD12-110, 110W, 16 Ω
The Mod 12-110 is a 12" ferrite speaker with 110 watts of power. Strong, punchy, and articulate with emphasis on the mids. It responds to overdrive distortion with a tight and balanced fuzz that remains strong and straightforward. The MOD® Speakers lineup is a collaborative effort with MOD® Electronics that provides musicians with a classic sounding speaker voicing that doesn't shy away from new technologies and modern advancements. Unbound from the restraints of producing an authentic reissue, Jensen® and MOD® have developed a new series of speakers that carefully blends the clarity of the vintage Americans with the forward, driving tone of their vintage British counterparts. The result is an extremely versatile sound that sits well in any mix, be it classic rock, blues, jazz, or contemporary genres. Guitarist Description: Strong, punchy, and articulate with emphasis on the mids.
Speaker - Jensen Smooth Bass, 15", BS15N350A, 350W, 8Ω
The Smooth BS 15N/350A is a 15" neodymium speaker with 350 watts of power. Smooth Sound speakers are extremely clean and round with superb headroom. Equipped with neodymium magnets and aluminium baskets, they offer great linear excursion and dynamics. They are ideal for modern styles where extended low end is required. Neodymium magnets offer a 50% reduction in weight guaranteeing very light systems. The proprietary aluminium basket was specially designed to avoid sound wave reflections on the rear side of the cone, thereby allowing for faster and better cooling of both the voice coil and the air moved by it. The 15'' bass speaker provides a full and warm low-end that will fill the room.
Speaker - Jensen® Vintage Neo, 12", N12K, 100W, 16 Ω
The N12K was developed in conjunction with Fender® as the speaker for the new Fender® Tone Master™ Deluxe Reverb® and Twin Reverb®. It delivers the closest sound, character and dynamic feel of the classic Jensen C12K with half the weight, thanks to the exclusive Jensen Neodymium magnet design (the same magnet used in the Tornado series). The N12K delivers a warm, full bodied tone with remarkable headroom and just the right amount of brilliance and sparkle. Guitarist Description: Heavy on the mids with a solid, straightforward tone. Presented with overdrive distortion, it powers through with lows that are bold and heavy.
For the 8 ohm version, see P-A-N12K-8
- Lows: Tight
- Mids: Aggressive
- Highs: Subtle
- Overdrive: Edgy/Crunchy
For the 8 ohm version, see P-A-N12K-8
Bell Cover - Jensen Blackbird Speakers
Bell cover for 10" Blackbird and 12" Blackbird speakers. Jensen bell covers are a throwback to the style of classic Jensen speakers from the 1950s and '60s that can complete the look of a vintage or vintage-inspired amplifier.