Higher Powered Greenback options?

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  1. gusfinley

    gusfinley Tele-Holic

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    I'm looking to increase the power handling of my 2x12 cabinet ( Marshall 1966A)

    It currently has a G12M-25 Greenback reissue and a Vintage 30.

    I'm rotating out my G12M-25 Greenback and want to replace it with something that sounds similar, but with at least 50 Watts power Handling.

    So far my research has led me to the G12M65 Creamback, Lynchback, G12-65.

    I'm leaning toward the creamback but am wondering if there are any speakers I am missing out on.

    What higher powered Greenback Type speakers do you like?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Dacious

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    Eminence Private Jack has 50 watt power rating and is their answer to a Greenback. I have the CV75 in a JCM800 4210, similar with 75 watt rating and it sounds similar to the GB in my Jubilee.
     
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    From all reports Celestions creamback neo should do the job.
    I haven't used them myself.
     
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    I'm using these- they are great sounding speakers (and lightweight)
     
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    I have the emi private jack and it’s an awesome sounding greenback clone. It’s probably my favorite speaker for classic British tones.

    Definitely check out WGS speakers. They have a clone of the g12-65, the ET65, which I haven’t tried. But they also have a 50 watt greenback clone, the Invader, which you should check out. I have the lower powered version of their greenback clone, the green beret, and it is excellent. In my 2x12 cab, I have the emi private jack and the WGS green beret. The mix is perfect, imo.
    The WGS stuff is top notch.
    https://wgsusa.com/british-invasion-grid
     
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  7. gusfinley

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    I checked out some comparisons on you tube ( no great ones even ) and the neo does seem to have that "woodiness" that the M creamback is missing. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll keep looking into it.
     
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    I agree with both Eminence and the Creamback. The Cream was designed to BE a higher-wattage greenback. And Eminence just because they make great speakers. I actually heard Guthrie Trapp say he had a Private Jack in his Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    Creamback, yea (2 vers) and the G12H30 anniv
     
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    150w Celestion Redback

    +2 for Scumback.
     
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    any of the 12-65 designated speakers sound much different than a Greenback to me. Too scooped in the mids.
     
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    my 'freak tone" cab for my main rig is an open back seismic 2x12 with 2 greenback reps in a way(i wanted to retain what DSL rear.jpg a greenback does)...35 yr old crate celestion greeine and celestion type V..i have hours & hours of speaker and cab switching and my main rig is that cab & closed 2x12 with v30&gt75..all those speakers together are unreal .. the greenie thing..the v30 & 75 together classic set up ..really make great tone for any genre..any head i put on this is amazing..those 2 greenies with a jmp50 are incredible..if you are looking for a greenback tonal character but want to handle more power those 2 greenies really do it.
     
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    Eminence 128GB - Greenback clone, handles 75 watts - no early breakup - 1/2 the price of a Greenback.
     
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    I really like the tone of the Neo Creamback. Too my ears it sounds too close to the Vintage 30. I think a G12M65 Creamback would compliment the Vintage 30 better....

    ... Still leaning toward the G12M65 creamback

    Here is a great video with a comparison of the Vintage 30 and G12M65 and then with them both together!

    Reminds me that the Vintage 30 is a great speaker......

     
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    Creamback 65 on the way...........
     
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    Except.......... Amazon shipped the wrong speaker. I have to wait another week, now!
     
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    300th post! Yay!

    Finally got the Creamback 65 and installed it in Marshall 2x12 along side a Vintage 30. It sounds just like I was hoping.

    Now I just need to build that Park 75.......
     
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