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JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:21 am
by caspersvapors
Looking for opinions here as I am exploring the option of putting a 12" in my Princeton Reverb.

What do you think is a better match for a Princeton Reverb? The K120 seems like a lot of wattage for the 15w amp, but its more affordable than the D.

As I understand it, the TT Purple Haze is meant to emulate the sound of a JBL being pushed (basing this all on what Ive read, never heard one in person).

I am not trying to make my Princeton a deafening clean machine, just trying to get in the realm of Jerry-ish tones - this has me leaning a bit toward to the D or Purple Haze.

Thoughts?

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:58 am
by TeeJay
Isn't the Princeton a 10"? Drop a K110 in there. It would be killer.

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:05 am
by caspersvapors
yea its a 10, I would have to swap baffles.

The K110 is actually harder to find in my experience, dont see them pop up for sale too often

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:38 am
by TeeJay
Man that sucks. Used to be a crap ton of them on ebay.

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:09 pm
by caspersvapors
Just snagged a K110 on ebay for a decent price. Hopefully thats the ticket

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm
by TeeJay
Cool man. I think you will be pleased.

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 pm
by caspersvapors
TeeJay wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Cool man. I think you will be pleased.
Just arrived off ebay, looks to be original and in good condition. I stuck it in my Princeton Reverb and its...not that loud? And not that bright either?

I have the amp on 10 and Im sitting 3 ft in front of it. Not blowing my ears out and able to get some pretty great natural OD sounds.

I had an eminence blue frame alnico in there and I am able to turn up the volume and treble more with the JBL. Go figure - had heard so much about JBLs, theyre loud, efficient, bright etc...or is there something wrong with mine?

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:06 am
by caspersvapors
This thing sounds absolutely magnificent with my Princeton cranked to 10. With my mini-HB equipped Riviera I can cop Skullf*ck era tones without blowing my ears out.

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 am
by TeeJay
How does it sound when you turn down to clean?

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 am
by caspersvapors
It sounds okay clean. Very even response between each strins, but doesnt quite have the same sparkley Jerry thing. I am definitely going to get it serviced but I am enjoying it for what it is right now.

Re: JBL D120/K120 vs Tone Tubby Purple Haze with a Princeton Reverb?

PostPosted:Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:53 am
by caspersvapors
So I just sent this speaker out to be reconed, but here is what it sounded like before.

This is with my Princeton Reissue cranked (you can see the settings in the vid), going straight in. Guitar is an Epiphone Riviera with mini humbuckers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINJrYNeZho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD8WlgpJkyk