Dating vintage celestion speakers
Sound - Reliability - Price CAD 5 [used], condition unknown, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, February 7, 2001 Very hard to find. Dyna-Bass, front view, angle (apparently the same as the following) 1963 Dyna-Bass, serial number 0011, front view, angle Features Two channels, deep (bass), and bright (guitar); each has an attenuated and a normal gain input (like the old Marshalls); no reverb Volume control channel one, channel two; treble, bass, low range expander, high range expander (passive); the low range expander may sound like a mid-range, the hi range expander may sound like presence (on Marshalls or Fenders) to some (the section is a virtual clone of that of the Marshall JTM-45); standby switch; pilot light; ground and on/off switch; no fan One main speaker output, impedance is not indicated (runs fine using a cab of eight ohms, also often operated with four ohm loads), one "extension" speaker output also without indicated impedance.
A YBA-1 has a nominal 8 ohm output, and the two speaker jacks are wired in parallel.
The NOS Blues Junior is a current production, lacquered tweed amp with a Jensen reissue C12N speaker. There’s nothing limited about the edition; they built a bunch and when they ran out, they built another bunch.
Other Variants The Blues Junior chassis has also been used in the Two-Tone, a large amp with a 10-inch and a 12-inch speaker.
The chassis can also be found in the weird, plastic-cased Deco-Tone and in some Custom Shop amps with exotic wood cases such as bubinga.
Other cabinet coverings include blond Tolex, dark brown Tolex with a wheat-colored grille (custom for a Canadian music store chain), and the Texas Red Tolex.
The Texas Red model uses the Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.
One is not necessarily better than the other; the dark tones are nice for blues and jazz, while the new amps do brighter tones better.This speaker has been used in the Hot Rod Deluxe, Blues Deluxe, Deluxe Reverb and the Twin Reverb, among others. It doesn’t have the deepest bass, however, and the highs can sometimes be “fizzy.” When the cream board tweeds were introduced, Fender chose the Jensen reissue (made in Italy) C12N.