Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

That elusive piece of the overall equation, so many options and so little time to test them all — Celestion, Fane, Eminence, Jensen, JbL, Utah, Ceramic, Alnico, 1x12, 2x12, 4x12, 2x10, 4x10, 1x15, 2x15, 4x15, 1x18 and I'm sure there are even more!

Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby stillyer on Sat Feb 02, 2002 9:13 pm

I have a set of NOS in the box 1965 Celestion Model# P44 1335 speakers. They look like the Vox Bulldogs but are silver coloured and are 4 ohms each. They are alnico with magnet covers. Ted Weber said they may be PA speakers. Anyone know what these are?
stillyer
Peasant
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2002 8:01 am
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby Bombay on Sun Feb 03, 2002 12:50 am

Do you have any pictures?
Brian
Bombay
Squire
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Wallaceampsdotcom

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby stillyer on Sun Feb 03, 2002 3:38 am

Thanks for helping Brian. Pictures have been sent to you.
stillyer
Peasant
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2002 8:01 am
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby Bombay on Sun Feb 03, 2002 1:19 pm

Hey Stillyer,<P>The picture didn't make it through the mail.
Brian
Bombay
Squire
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Wallaceampsdotcom

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby ThisLifeILead on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:38 pm

I have one of those from a Garnet Mohawk. I use the speaker with a Homebrew Champ and it sounds amazing! Thought i'd share my 2 cents :-P
Does anyone else have any experience with these speakers?
"Great spirits often encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds" - A.Einstein
ThisLifeILead
Squire
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:15 pm
Location: frozen prairies

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby Gooch on Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:22 pm

stillyer wrote:I have a set of NOS in the box 1965 Celestion Model# P44 1335 speakers. They look like the Vox Bulldogs but are silver coloured and are 4 ohms each. They are alnico with magnet covers. Ted Weber said they may be PA speakers. Anyone know what these are?



What else do you need to know? You've already got pretty good info there. Good speakers, but can only handle 10 Watts each so be careful.
Dying ain't much of a living.
Gooch
Baron
 
Posts: 2513
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Austin TX

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby Brown Recluse on Thu May 06, 2010 7:53 am

A picture of the speaker and its specs from a Rola Celestion catalog are shown on page 130 of the History of Marshall book. I have some Canadian Johnson amps from the 60's that originally came with these speakers. One of the amps is a Celestion model and it even has a Celestion branded output transformer in addition to the P44 speakers.
Brown Recluse
Peasant
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:02 am

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby Roy Boltz on Mon May 17, 2010 11:36 pm

From what I understand, the actual P44 celestion had a ribbed cone, where as the Johnson spec speakers utilize a smooth cone that has a blueish tint.
Johnson, from what I understand, asked for this Celestion He ordered for his amplifiers to be spec'd for his amps exclusively, but many were shipped with the P44 lables.

Boltz
Roy Boltz
King
 
Posts: 5727
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 7:01 am
Location: Canada

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby ThisLifeILead on Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:41 pm

My gf's cat put a hole through the cone of my beloved P44!!!! now the VC rubs!!! *sob* and recommendations for a recone?
"Great spirits often encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds" - A.Einstein
ThisLifeILead
Squire
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:15 pm
Location: frozen prairies

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby dadsbuyingstuffagain on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:20 pm

I have a Johnson Celestion Amp that has the stock Celestion P44 speaker in it. It does sound rather sweet in this amp. However I do think that replacing it with a new Celestion Blue would probably enhance to overall tone. These Johnson amps are hard to find and have a very cool "Canadianna" heritage. All hand made by Mr. Albert Johnson in Brandon Manitoba in the rear of his shop back in the late 50' to early 60's. He built to pine cabinets, pressed out the metal chassis, silk screened the front control panel and hand wires each amp. The Celestion P44 was excursively ordered from Celestion to have the smooth cone, not ribbed like the one used for as a PA speaker. The amp was designed and cloned from the 59 Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3. This amp/speaker combo gets unreal tone and it would be hard pressed for the best of ears to distinguish the real Fender 5E3 to this one on a blind test. Not bad for a MUCH less acquisition cost
dadsbuyingstuffagain
Peasant
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:04 pm

Re: Celestion P44 Alnico silver dogs

Postby dadsbuyingstuffagain on Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:29 am

Here is a picture of the P44 that is in our 1964 Johnson Celestion Amp Date code on this speaker is Dec 20, 1963



http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p459 ... thnusb.jpg
dadsbuyingstuffagain
Peasant
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:04 pm


Return to Speakers and Cabinets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests