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Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 408
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

It's a 1963 Fender Vibrasonic. One 15" JBL. Very cool..

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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 762
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 9:51 pm:   Edit Post

mmmm...beauty : )
How about a tone report once you get to know her?
Advanced Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 204
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 10:38 pm:   Edit Post

Is that a JBL D130? in there ? I used to play with a pedal steel player who loved JBL D130's ______ Nice find !!! it's a KEEPER !
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 582
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post

Great score Craig! I second the request for a tone report. For anyone interested in the specs, they can be found here in the Fender Amp Field Guide.
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 235
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 9:19 am:   Edit Post

Nice!! I have a 61 Concert amp. Those Fender brownface amps are some of the best kept tone secrets out there. The tremlo is to die for. At the moment it's sitting right next to a 97 Matchless DC30 and well able to hold it's own!
Lush, full, total fender tone but plenty of smooth presence. No tube in the rectifier section and does not need one. No reverb, though, that's what the extra brown box is for, if I had it!
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Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 230
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post

My first bass amp (Sunn tube head and 1x15 cab)had a D130 in it. Upgraded it to a K145 as the D130 was pretty woofy.
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1335
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post

I'm surprised a bass amp came with a D130 in it. All of the 130 series speaker are full range and are not intended for bass applications. The 140 and 145 series are bass speakers.

In the old days of large PA boxes I used E130's for my lower mid cabinets with E140's for the bass cabinets. The upper mids were handled by E120's and Heil horns for the highs.

I still have two K140 cabinets from my old bass rig. I think they are still one of the better sounding speakers out there.


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