You can catch his podcasts at or email him at [email protected] to Velvet Black, dedicated to the remembrance of those old bass and guitar amplifiers, designed by Peter Traynor, and manufactured by Yorkville Sound Ltd. When you want to add a link from your web site to Velvet Black, please read this.You need a speaker with a lower audio output, so you should consider the spec known as SPL, or sound pressure level (sometimes called sensitivity).The SPL rating specifies how loud a speaker is at a distance of one meter when driven by one watt. I don’t know what speaker is in your amp, and even if I did, its specs might not be available.I turned to the Internet to do some more networking which resulted in a major turn of events as I met two individuals who have become instrumental partners in this project: Greg Huntington and Devin Riebe.Greg is a long time Fender collector who is very knowledgeable not only in the details, but in the circuitry as well.Before you touch anything inside the amp chassis, it’s imperative that these capacitors are discharged.If you are unsure of this procedure, consult your local amp tech.
He co-founded and was originally the principal designer for Budda Amplification, though he launched EAST Amplification (eastamplification.com) in 2010.
His particular area of expertise is in Fender amps made from about 1960 through 1967.
Devin runs Doc's Music in Springfield, Missouri and his interest lies in the woodie and tweed Fender amps made from 1946 through 1960.
Greg and Devin's experience meshed well with mine since I'm essentially the blackface/silverface amp guy (amps made between 19) in the group.
Additionally, Greg and Devin also had data that they had been collecting from Fender amps for years. Everything is confidential, we don't make record of who owns what amp in the database.