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 #151251  by bzbz
 Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:44 pm
OK, this is my newest idea - and I am hoping someone will point out a NEGATIVE to this idea, to save me from the endless tinkering we all, to varying degrees, indulge in, but I think there are no negatives to this:

I have a (BillM mods done) Blues Junior with the Jensen speaker - which sounds very good, but when I unplug that speaker and plug it in to my 2x12 cabinet with K-120s (I disconnect one of the speakers so that it has an 8-ohm match), it sounds excellent. The 2x12 has been used for my "big" rig, which involves a 100-watt Fender head (from a Super-6).... even when I use the "big rig", I most often engage the Earth Drive because my volume never really pushes the K-120s the way I would like, and the rig is susceptible to sounding a touch thin and brittle -

So, my thought is to switch one of the K-120s and the Jensen - this way, the Blues Junior sounds best, and I don't have to lug a 2x12 along with it, which sort of defeats the purpose of why I got it... Also, the 2x12 would now have a Jensen combined with a K-120 - which might help the Fender head sound fuller (I can always choose to disconnect the Jensen and play with a mismatch anyway if I want the K-120 alone)

So, what's the negative? any feedback?
 #151253  by TeeJay
 Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:50 pm
I had a problem with the K120 beating up my BJ III (billm mods) in the small stock cabinet. It fit in there(barley) but was getting all kinds of tube rattle and other weirdness. I just think that the cabinet was not meant for a "real" speaker.
 #151259  by brbadg
 Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:54 am
For the record,the Blues Junior will handle the 2 jbls in the 2x12 cabinet.It doesn't mind a 4 ohm load.
 #151260  by bzbz
 Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:46 am
Thanks, I know that, thought it sounded better with just one K-120..... I really wanted to minimize the lugging around of gear, that's why I thought of this