A few months back my wife bless her heart as most know, saved and for my birthday bought me a Rivera Clubster Royale 112. It came loaded with the 70/80 speaker, and I did not like it as I don't most new speakers. Then I got on the net and read pro's and con's. My head was spinning from the things I read online. In my Metal days I was a EV12L guy, most other music Celestion vintage 30. I never ever gave the speaker that came with the amp a chance. Because he said the he said and they said that this would be this and that and please shoot the damm cat because it squeals . can you see where I am going I am going crazy. Anyway I am not playing guitar right now, I have been playing bass a lot lately. So I thought what the heck, I will give this speaker a chance, I have about 25 to 30 hrs if I am lucky on the amp now, I am recording it and writing down settings I said to myself I am going to break this puppy in just to see. Paul Rivera put in there for a reason, I hope not because of the price, I have seen other Eminence speakers in that ballpark. Anyway in my Clubster after 25 t0 30 hrs the highs are getting more controllable, low in is getting a lot better and you can hear each note and string on the guitar very clear. As far as Blues I am the process of building another strat and getting a Fender JA90 tele. So all I have now is my Heritage LP loaded with Dimarzio 36th anniversarys. It gets the Gary Moore thing down real well with this speaker. I also have a couple of other guitar buddies involved, who were shying from this speaker. They are changing their mind for what its worth. I want to put a 100 hrs on this puppy and I have been banging the thing. I want to be fair about it. It has always been great on the clean side of my Clubster. We are going for a 4 day trip the middle of this month. So I am taking it out and hooking it up to my stereo turning on the radio and letting it play why I am gone. But in my opinion this speaker given a chance may surprise you, given a chance to break in. I have a V30 I could use, but I am tired of that sound. And I am not one to look some one up and buy rig like theirs. I rather be a creator then a imitater, but that's me. I want my own sound. At high gain it rocks at clean it rocks, Blues the more it breaks in the better it sounds, we will see. When I find a computer instead of 1909 henway Lab Top I will try to post the recording's. if you have lots of hours on this speaker let us know and what amp it is in, and the music you play on it.