Jensen C vs P

From stratbo–(at)– Sun Dec 1 12:05:08 CST 1996
From: Nick Schepis
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.amps
Subject: Re: Jensen for Deluxe Rev.
Date: 1 Dec 1996 15:29:39 GMT
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Lebow wrote:

>Similar question. I have a ’68 C12N in my ’62 Deluxe. Sounds terrific
>when overdriven – very very smooth. For cleaner playing however, tone is
>much more colored and nasal compared to my ’59 P12Q which has an open,
>almost hi-fi sound to it. BTW, what do you mean when you say the C12Q
>”doesn’t sound all that good” ? I can play my ’59 Tremolux through the
>C12Q and it starts to sound much closer to the Deluxe and visa versa.
>Just goes to show the impact of the speaker on tone.

All the ceramic Jensens (Cxxx) are a little more mid-heavy and offer
slightly less highs than their alnico (Pxxx) counterparts. The effect
increases as the power handling/efficiency goes up (as the letters
get ‘smaller’). Cranking the amp into distortiom will clip the highs,
making the difference less noticeable. As for the Oxford ceramics, they
simply don’t sound as good as the similar Jensens (which is why the
Jensen equipped amps are a bit more desireable).



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