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Fender/Eminence AlNiCo 32 ohm 12"???

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    Fender used 12" 32 ohm speakers in some PA column speakers as well as some of the Rhodes suitcase amps. Various manufacturers over the years -- Utah, Oxford, maybe CTS, all with different appearances.

    Ampeg and Fender used 10" 32 ohm speakers in a lot of bass cabs.
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    '60s and '70s Fender bass and PA speakers weren't much different than guitar speakers. Not like modern bass/PA woofers.
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    Power handling in the '60s and early '70s was generally pretty low. Fender and Ampeg used 32 ohms because they could wire all the speakers in parallel. That way if one speaker blew, all the other speakers keep working (with series/parallel, there are scenarios where one dead speaker also causes another speaker to stop working).
     
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