Extremely Warm And Smooth With A Very Rich, Fat Low-End And Sparkling Highs
Handles Overdrive Distortion By Bringing Out Colorful Detail And Holding Strong Even At Maximum Crunch
At 100W Of Pure Alnico Bliss, The Blackbird Is The Ultimate Guitar Speaker
Alnico Magnet, 100W Rated Power, 8 Ohms
Made In Italy
This 12" version of the Jensen Blackbird is extremely warm and smooth, with a very rich, fat low end and sparkling highs. It handles overdrive distortion by bringing out colorful detail and holding strong even at maximum crunch.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Put this in a 60w Fender Pro Tube Super Sonic and it SINGS! I've tried just about every brand of guitar speaker and Jensen is now definitely my favorite.
The Jensen Jet Blackbird sounds like a Celestion Gold but even better (hear me out!)
First off - it's 100 watts so this thing really moves some air.
Second - it's 100% sweet alnico all the way. So smooth, sparkling, chimey, warm, does highs and lows!
This is the ultimate guitar speaker!!!
I've been using a Blackbird in an Allen Accomplice (think blackface Deluxe Reverb) for over a year. It's the best speaker I've ever used in this amp. For the last 6 years I was using a Celestion G12H heritage, but I wanted something with a bit more top. I first put in a Celestion Gold, and it was great, but I wanted a bit more of a refined tone. Tried a G12-65, Weber Silver AlNiCo 1265, but there wasn't enough bottom end for jazz stuff. So I took a chance, spent the considerable coin this speaker cost, and won!
The tones are all well balanced, there's no flub or farting (but remember I'm only using a 22 watt amp) and the tone is clear and refined. A little more hi-fi than the Gold, but the Gold cuts better in noisy bars. I suspect the Blackbird would have plenty of cut if you were using a 50 or 100 watt amp. But I preferred the creamy smoothness of the Blackbird. It's less honky than the Gold. (And I like the Celestion Golds - I have 2 in a Rivera amp and they're never...
I've played guitar for many years, and this Jensen product (along with the custom Celestions that are made for Matchless amps) are easily the best 12" speakers for guitar I've ever heard. (this one is just a bit more laid back). Hesitated at first because of the price, but believe me, it's worth it. Tried to save the money by first going with the Electric Lightning, and it's a fine product, but a specialty item. This is the total package; just excellent.
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