Soup My Super

Howdy, Steve! Long time listener, first time caller. Local of the Fayetteville AR area. Been a huge fan since seeing SK&F at Chester’s 20 years ago when I was barely old enough to get in. Also got to hang with you and Reed a little bit backstage after George’s Spring ’07. The last 3 night run at George’s in ’19 was magical, and I’m looking forward to all 3 nights of Zero in Dec!

Here’s my query. I picked up a ’67 Super Reverb (SF, AB763) that was in need of some love. Someone had swapped in an 8ohm OT and the baffle for a 1×15, obviously attempting to cop a pseudo BF Vibroverb vibe. It had a ’66 C15N with a 1″ tear in the cone, so I popped in an original cone D130F I had laying around. Sounds really good, but something feels constipated about the output. I expected it to peel paint with that speaker, but I can comfortable play it at 5 in my garage. Maybe the OT is bottlenecking the juice? What would Kimock do? Swap in a different OT, something beefier, 4ohm? Convert back to 4×10 with a 2ohm? And if so, what 10″ speaker that is readily available would please your ears? Help me bring this beast back to life!

As always, thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience with us dilettantes!


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