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Tone Tubby Purple Haze Alnico - 12" 40 Watt



Tone Tubby going Lean ?
A Brown Soun has developed a thinner and lighter hempcone revealing a refined, articulate, cleaner response and enhanced transparency while retaining the characteristic 3D hempcone texture and sound quality.



The speaker has a full, articulate, detailed clear midrange texture. These qualities bring out every nuance of a player's touch and picking expression when played. The speaker when played clean is clear and sweet, and when played pushed with overdrive/distortion pedals or an amplifier, has a beautiful singing voice.

"The Purple Haze is an ideal speaker for players who want every aspect of their playing style and technique to come through the speaker, from the most subtle variations of pick and finger attack to full bore singing sustain," said Charlie Shapiro, Tone Tubby Technical Marketing Specialist. "It combines the clarity and definition of the classic guitar and instrument speakers with the sweetness of an alnico magnet design, without a trace of harshness that is present with metal-dome speakers."

"You can easily and immediately hear every variation in how the strings are fingered and picked," Shapiro continued. "The differences between overdrive/distortion pedals you previously thought sounded similar are now highlighted. The harmonic complexity of reverb, delay and modulation effects are revealed through the character of the decay tails and the sonic characteristic of the speaker's fade-to-black quality."

"The Purple Haze gives back whatever you put into it. It is a speaker that will reward the most demanding player. And you can muck it up beautifully with effects."



Specifications:
Nominal Basket Diameter .............. 12.25"
Nominal Impedance ............... 8 / 16 ohms
Program Power .......................... 65 Watts
Rated Power .............................. 40 Watts
Sensitivity .................................... 98.7 dB
Magnet Weight ............................... 34 oz
Coil Construction ........................ Copper
Coil Former .............................. Polyimide
Coil Diameter .................................. 1.75"
Magnet Composition .................... Alnico
Core Details .......................... Non Vented
Basket Materials ................. Pressed Steel
Cone Composition ........................ HEMP
For Sale Discount Price:
$295.-


Impedance

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Sound Samples:


Purple Haze - Clean

Purple Haze - Overdrive


Signal Path:

Suspense Guitar
Sound King Amplifier
Tube microphone with Neumann U47 vintage style capsule and Jensen transformer plugged into the Simplex Mic Pre



These SPL graph overlays show the new Purple Haze and Winterland and Red Alnico models with the gear of the sound clips.


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User Reviews:


I finally got to gig with the Purple Haze.
While I didn't have my "Garcia" gear to really test it out in that realm, I am a die-hard JBL K120 guy, and this test was really cool.
I used my custom Tweed Deluxe cabinet/chassis that houses essentially a blackface Princeton/Deluxe type circuit, very blackfacey but with tighter bass as I prefer it.
This may have been one of the best guitar tones I've ever gotten ever.
A couple of guitar geek friends also commented on this. It had the general feel and clarity of the K120, a similar and familiar low end and midrange and the top end was clear and detailed but for obvious reasons, less metallic.
This amp maxes out at about 14 watts, so I wasn't necessarily stressing the speaker.
But man, the feel and the ability to get it to do exactly what I wanted was really fun.
The mids are smooth like the JBL, not that spiky, ice-picky upper mid/low-treble.

So far, very impressed.
My next test is to really try the Garcia thing with the right pickups and preamp and to even use my baby McIntosh set to an impedance mismatch so I can throw 30 to 35 watts at it and see what happens there.

Kudos to you guys in the design team at Tone Tubby. Wow, seriously, wow.
There's nothing like this speaker out there.

Brad Sarno



Review by Tone Quest Magazine

If you are in the mood for a new speaker, we can enthusiastically recommend the Tone Tubby Purple Haze. Clear and endowed with a certain urgency, the Purple Haze does not sacrifice clarity for attitude, although it has plenty of both. Low end is rich, mids are present in just the right proportions and the top end is sweet and alluring.

The Purple Haze can growl when you want it to and purr too. We would call it an all-purpose speaker voiced for rock and blues, although we can't imagine it sounding wrong for virtually style of music.
We used it with the '62 Vibrolux with outstanding results - vibrant lows, solid mids and a treble tone that is rich in harmonic overtones.

Rated at 40 Watts it has plenty of power and presence, and two are perfect in a 2x12 cabinet for higher volume applications.
We like this speaker a lot. It accurately reproduces whatever you play and adds just the right amount of British attitude without succumbing to a distorted tone.

If you enjoy really hearing your guitars from the lowest strings to the top with detail and finesse, the Tone Tubby Purple Haze does the trick. Highly recommended!