I'm completely new to this forum as I found it ten minutes ago.
I´ve owned a 212 HD one-thirty (or 130 as I've noticed being the "lingo") for close to 25 years and it has never given me any problems.
It's got the silvery logo-plate so it's an earlier than the silver-on-black variety.
It's not early enough for the 12ax7 driver. It's a solid state driver BUT (if it's important to my coming 2 questions) theres a plate covering where the hole where the 12ax7 sat on the slightly older ones.
My questions are then:
1. Would there be an improvement/benefits to modify it to 12ax7 specs to the degree that it's worth it? What are the difference between the two versions? Is it even possible to make that mod (or have it done, as in my case)?
2. The speakers blew recently. Not the cones but the voice coils are burnt/short circuited. Since the celestions in it had BIG fat magnets I thought I'd have them repaired. After reading some stuff on the net I found out they wheren't the originals anyway and buying new ones would probably be cheaper. What speakers would you good folks out there recommend?
Olof Fredrik Alexandersson
Hope I did't get too long winded and that my english is understandable. It's my 3rd language so it's far from perfekt.