Dating fender bassman reissue
Speakers are like ice cream; we all have our favorite taste. You need to experiment yourself and taste the hundreds of speaker flavors out there.
It is interesting to hear other opinions but it can also be confusing since we lack a precise vocabulary to describe tone and taste.
See our Buyer’s guide to vintage Fender amps for a guide and picture gallery of the known original speakers in the blackface and silverface amps.
You may compare these with your own speakers to determine what you have.
Keeping the original speakers intact is important for the amps’ second hand value.
Players who gig with their amps regularly deserve new speakers and not 40 year old porous collector items that blow whenever you pluck your low E hard.
In such cases we tend to favor British voiced speakers to give us a throaty and meaty tone where the treble is tamed and compensated for.