Weight: 4.85 lbs, Diameter: 12.125″, Depth: 5.75″ no cover, 6.25″ with cover, Cutout size: 10.75″


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The favorite for period-correct Tweed Deluxe tone (5E3): [12A125A, 8 ohm, 30w, standard dustcap, light dope]

Replaces Chicago Jensen P12Q and other medium power AlNiCo 12’s.

12″, 11oz AlNiCo magnet, 20 or 30 watts, 1-1/4″ voice coil, curved seam, ribbed cone. Woody, reedy, early 60’s Fender tone. Tight low end, detailed high end. Compressed and fattened at higher volumes. This speaker cannot be ordered with no dope. Not recommended for use with harmonica

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Speaker: 12A125A
Guitar Style: Telecaster
Amp Style: Fender (closed cab)

Speaker: 12A125A
Guitar Style: Telecaster
Amp Style: Fender (open cab)

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Ted Weber Speakers are built with tighter, more concentric voice coil gaps, and lower carbon, machined steel parts in the magnet circuits which yield a stronger, more controlled tone at all volumes, particularly in the low end at high volumes.


Ted Weber Speakers are hand-built to order, to ensure the best attention to detail is paid to your speaker.  We build them one at a time, on a table – not hundreds at a time on an assembly line.  This allows us to reduce the margin for error and produce an overall higher-quality speaker.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be built and then shipped.

17 reviews for 12A125A

  1. Chris (verified owner)

    I bought this to put in a Tweed Deluxe build which is an obvious choice. Just out of curiosity I tried it in my hand wired Princeton Reverb and was very pleasantly surprised. It tamed the high end and really gave it a rich warm bell like tone at low volumes then fattened up at higher volumes taking breakup/pedals well as this type of speaker is known to do. It has turned out to be the perfect choice and fits the bill for home or band situations. Highly recommend it as a great speaker but particularly for the Princeton Reverb. I play Classic Rock, Lou Reed/90’s Space Rock, Jazz and Blues.

  2. Joel (verified owner)

    Was looking for a nice balanced speaker for my 5E3 build and I kept coming back to this guy. I built a head/cab for the 5E3 and when the volume is full throttle this speaker just growls. Absolutely amazing fit for anyone looking for that "tweed" tone.

  3. Michael (verified owner)

    Awesome speaker! It matches perfectly with my Tweed replica. Fast and efficient service as well. I would highly recommend Weber Speakers to anyone!

  4. Westeagle

    I have 2 original Fender tweed deluxes: a 1954 wide panel and the other a 1957 narrow panel. I use this Weber speaker in both amps while keeping the originals safe in storage. In my opinion the 12A125A speakers bring out all of the glorious tones of those amps without the early farting out of the originals speakers. Really a remarkable speaker -I never wonder what it would sound like with another brand because I’m totally satisfied with this one. Thanks very much Weber!

  5. ReVolt Vintage Amp Repair

    I put one of these in my Fender Deluxe II ( 1984 Rivera Fender )
    Every time I play out somewhere, I get offers to buy the amp.

    This is the sweetest sounding speaker to my ears.
    I like a les paul with classic 57 humbuckers, a modded ts-9 and classic rock. Sounds great (crunchy) with p-90’s as well.

  6. Damion (verified owner)

    I have a 2 x 12 pine cabinet running two of these (30 watt speakers) with a Marshall JVM205H and the tones for both crunch and clean are fantastic. I would describe these speakers as very detailed and even; capable of covering a lot of ground. The clean tones are very musical, detailed and full. They also sound excellent with overdrive and distortion. Not always the case with alnico’s. A quality speaker for sure. Would buy again.

  7. Chad (verified owner)

    I put this speaker in a 5e3 I built and can’t even believe the difference it made. By far the best speaker I have ever heard. I never knew I could get so excited about speakers until I stumbled across Weber. Weber speakers are and will continue to be the only brand I use.

  8. Blaine

    I built a Mission 5E3 clone and tried multiple speakers in it trying to find the right one. That search ended the moment I installed this speaker. It’s even better than the vintage 1960 Jensen P12Q I had at the time. It’s difficult to describe how it’s different other than the 12A125a makes the amp sound "alive". If you’re on the fence about whether to order trust me and do it. You will not regret the purchase!

  9. Richard

    My associates and I have been looking for a speaker that could compare to a vintage 1954 Jensen P12Q. There was nothing I tried that came close until we found this speaker by complete chance. I purchased a 1962 Fender Bassman Head & Cabinet and found out after the fact the speakers had been replaced. I was disappointed at first because I felt the price I paid for the cabinet was too high considering it had replacement speakers. However, we decided to compare it to a cabinet we has with original vintage very early 60’s Jensen P12Q speakers. Bottom line … we were all blown away by the quality of this speaker. Dare I say it actually have sounded better? . It even has a real seamed paper cone the way it should be done. Awesome Job Ted Weber! Keep it up and please do not change a thing! Highly recommended!

  10. carizmo

    This an expressive speaker with ringy, chimmey character and holds the bottom end beautifully when I drill it down low. The colors of the tone are absolutely beautiful. It’s a close second to my favorite speaker Weber’s 30 watt 15" alnico speaker. I run the 12’s in a 2×12 ’59 Bassman. Oh sweet baby jesus it sounds good. I run the 15" alnico in a ’63 pro with some BF circuit tricks, at 32 watts. People come up to say "hi", but hug my amps.
    Oh, I forgot to say that I am a harmonica player.

  11. Richard

    A few amp builders recommended them for their "Fender" style amps, it seems to get love on forums, so I got one for my Avatar open back.
    I am glad I did.
    ASAT Special & Epiphone Valve Jr 5w w/ NOS tubes gain at noon, within 30-45 mins playing the speaker smoothed out, lost the stiff brightness, and started showing a nice response.
    Played another hour and the tone and response has gotten smoother, clear & singing. Definitely a keeper, and looking forward to more.

  12. Christopher AKA The Blues Bondsman (verified owner)

    You guys ROCK !!! Over the years I’ve purchased many Weber speakers, some new and some used and I have never been disappointed !

    You guys even reconed some CTS Alnico 10’s for my 1971 Super Reverb that were awesome.

    Well the brand new 12A125A 30 watt light dope speaker is now in my 5E3 that I built from bits and pieces and it is KILLER !!! I had something else in there just so I could play through it while awaiting the Weber and the 12A125A blew it away !!!!

  13. larryp58 (verified owner)

    I replaced a Jensen P12N in my DRRI with this speaker. WOW! This is the ONE for this amp. I have the 30 watt with light dope. I can’t believe how much better it sounds! Can’t wait to hear it with about a week or so after breaking it in! I chose a blue basket with a white bell cover and it’s so vintage looking! Great job, Weber!

  14. Greenya (verified owner)

    Today I’ve got one, put it in my 1×12 cab, plugged in Ceriatone Lunchbox (20 watt tube head, Dumble style)…Ohhh Maaaaan… Absolutely amazing clarity and so sweet compression! I bet it will sound even better after break in. I’m so happy to finally hear myself through Weber speaker!

  15. TFA Effects (verified owner)

    I built a Tweed 5e3 clone earlier this year, and needed a speaker. I initially took an eminence C-rex that I had spare from my blues jr and put it in the Tweed cabinet. Completely wrong fit for the amp. Going into a darker, bassier circuit like the 5e3, there was no clarity and even with some changes to the coupling caps it was way too boomy. After that, I tried another emi, the 1258 legend. Much better fit tonally, and I enjoyed the punch of the ceramic speaker. Still, I felt something was missing from the 5e3 magic, plus the super sensitive eminence made it too loud for me to be able to crank up and get any natural amp breakup at home.

    Well, after seeing online that it is pretty much the most recommended speaker for the 5e3, I turned to Weber and ordered the 12A125A. Perfect fit. I don’t have to explain how it sounds – think of what a Tweed deluxe SHOULD sound like, and that’s what the 12A125A offers. I went with 30 watts, standard dustcap, and light doping. I also chose blue for the basket colour, which looks amazing inside the tweed cabinet.

  16. Don

    I have a medium dope 30-watt 12A125A in a brown deluxe clone. the tone is spot on, woody, reedy is an excellent description. I wired it to a black face Princeton reverb, AA1164 ckt. and that also worked out really well for tone and period correctness. The Princeton broke up exactly in the same spot vol 6-7 as a 25-watt smooth hemp cone tone tubby Humboldt low watt. If you’re looking for great sound and tone and era correct sound, this fits the bill for late 50’s thru late 60’s in the lower watt amps. Nice price for AlNiCo too.

  17. Richard (verified owner)

    Based on recommendations from several forums and Rob Robinette in particular I bought this speaker for my first scratch built Fender Tweed Deluxe style 5E3. I had initially installed a Jensen P12Q pirated for a DRRI which was perfectly satisfactory, however the Weber surpassed that choice in tone and range. It tightened the bottom and slightly compressed highs at higher volumes. Most importantly to my ears it helped to tame some of the “fartyness” for which the circuit is infamous. Hearing and tone are personal and subjective, but to my ears this speaker was more articulate and brought out the touch sensitivity of the amp.

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