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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Heppner speakers Reply with quote

I found a set of 12" Heppner speakers on CL and was wondering if anyone has ever tried them in a guitar cab? I found that they used to come in Hammond organs but nothing about use for guitar and wonder if it would be worth a shot or leave am alone?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of them Tom but that doesn't mean anything.
I think $35 for a pair of 12" Alnico's is a steal, but who knows how they sound?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$35 for a pair of 12", regardless of quality, or wattage is a steal. At the very least, if you don't like them, you can sell them on Ebay as "vintage", or as replacements, and make or exceed your costs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy them. Let me know if you decide to pass.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: heppner Reply with quote

I have a pair of 1958 heppner 8 inch alnico speakers in a small cab I built and they really sound great with my valve junior running thru them, scarf them up !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picking them up this afternoon at 2. Hopefully they'll match up well with my Dano, They came from a Hammond and were run with 2 el84's so they should handle the wattage well. I have to rewire them for 16 ohms though they are currently wired for 8. The original baffle and grillcloth are included so maybe I'll be able to use them for the cab I'l be making for them. Thanks Guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used heppner 10's a few times- always organ pulls and some of them are schweeeeet. Very nice cleans and if you like some speaker break-up then that should do it.
I found them quite sensitive too - in the sense that pick attack and fingers on strings can really be heard

I say go for it
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solemn13 wrote:
Picking them up this afternoon at 2. Hopefully they'll match up well with my Dano, They came from a Hammond and were run with 2 el84's so they should handle the wattage well. I have to rewire them for 16 ohms though they are currently wired for 8. The original baffle and grillcloth are included so maybe I'll be able to use them for the cab I'l be making for them. Thanks Guys!


If they are wired for 8ohms they are most likely 16 ohm speakers and can only be wired for 8 or 32 ohms. They might be 4 ohm speakers, in that case they will only do 8 or 2 ohms.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bootsypratt wrote:
solemn13 wrote:
Picking them up this afternoon at 2. Hopefully they'll match up well with my Dano, They came from a Hammond and were run with 2 el84's so they should handle the wattage well. I have to rewire them for 16 ohms though they are currently wired for 8. The original baffle and grillcloth are included so maybe I'll be able to use them for the cab I'l be making for them. Thanks Guys!


If they are wired for 8ohms they are most likely 16 ohm speakers and can only be wired for 8 or 32 ohms. They might be 4 ohm speakers, in that case they will only do 8 or 2 ohms.



Got them home but I'll have to wait til later to check them out with my tester and make sure what they are exactly, but as long as it's safe to go up or down 1 step they should be fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question. Would wiring the speakers into seperate cabs like the mini stack marshalls keep them at 16 ohms, or would that make them 8 ohms too?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they are 16 ohm speakers, you would still have to connect them in parallel for 8 ohm total.
Most amps that have two speaker jacks have them wired in parallel so plugging in two separate 16 ohm speakers still makes it 8 ohms.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The amp only has one jack I thought maybe I could jump one cab to the other but that would be the same as wiring them in the same cab wouldn't it...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solemn13 wrote:
The amp only has one jack I thought maybe I could jump one cab to the other but that would be the same as wiring them in the same cab wouldn't it...


Yup
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: heppners Reply with quote

Well, how do they sound ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John I haven't been able to try them out yet. The house is upside down I have 4 kids sleeping in 1 bedroom due to the basement problem. but that all should be ironed out later this week and back to normal.
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