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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Red Bread, May 14, 2019.
Not the ones in my car, they sound like sitting in a mud puddle and breaking wind.
Celestion 12" 65W Creambacks.
Everybody has to have a hobby.
About 12 years now
A pretty personal question, but the Jensen Neo for me.
I’ve come full circle - whatever comes in a decent amp is fine for me. Decent includes things like the Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall Origin or DRRI for me.
I’ve put aside my cynicism and paranoia and concluded that for a decent amp, the manufacturer might care not just about a price point but also, you know, sound. And pick a speaker that makes the amp sound right. Same with tubes.
Coincidentally I’ve never been happier with my tone or sounded better when I hear playbacks.
Eminence all the way----#1 Lil Texas, #2 Red Fang.
G12-65 or G12M. Can't pick one over the other. Both great.
Celestion Vintage 30.
I'm still hooked on the old EVM12L monsters. Anything else sounds dainty by comparison. (to me)
As an 'all-purpose' R&R/Country/Blues player I've always gone for loud and clean /well-balanced speaker tone, coming out of Fender amps. Basically a Jensen C-12N or in that style...
So I use that ( guitar >amp)tone alone, or dirty it up with OD pedals.
Had very good results with following in amps I no longer own ( '67 Pro Reverb, '68 DR):
Webber C-12 N ( back when they were named like Jensen)
EMI Red, White, and Blues
Now I play an old blonde BJ ( just lighter)
And for 10-12 years have used the Neo mag, Emi Lil' Texas- very light but big and clean in the BJ - love this combo
I'm no expert but my brief search led me to the Celestion Alnico Cream 90 for my large open back 1x12 and I love it. To my ears the Cream 90 is very high fidelity and responsive from top to bottom so you can dial in and out what you want with EQ. It sounds bright and clear when clean and smooth but chimey when distorted. Very articulate either way with a controlled low end.
That said, I also have Vintage 30s in a really nice closed back 2x12 and the tone compares very well to the Cream 90. Definitely cut from the same tonal cloth.
I briefly had a Emi GA SC 64 that made my jaw drop at the rich 3D texture and beauty but I wanted more power handling and landed on the Cream 90. Tried a couple different high power Emi 12" speakers on the way there.
My amp is a Fender Prosonic head which has a lot midrange (unless scooped out).
Vintage alnico10. Or 12 . this one came out of a hammond organ. And was put in this bee box build. And sounds effin fantastic. On a budget
Just talking 12s
I have had most (Golds, Creams, blues, Anniv30, V30, Greenback ,brit,Chin,Webers, jbl,wgs,scuminco,hemps,sro,etc, etc)
Have to be note for note...(blue)..
I've got 2 vintage 10's hammond. Like brand new. Got a bunch of these old hammond alnico speakers from an old guy who use to run a hammond Baldwin repair facility. These are the last 2 I have. Also picked up a nice clean hammond tube amp w/ orig. Tube I'm converting. The Speaker cab the 2 10's will be going into will be fingerjointed pine box.
I've got a pair of Celestion G10 Vintage in a compact 2x10 that are really good sounding - the best of several choices I've tried in that cabinet but would really like to try alnico.
+1 on the Alessandro SC64-I have 2 in an open back 2 x 10 and it is a very nice sound to say the least. Real Fender-y.
That's pretty harsh, I think. Why can't someone ask others their personal opinions about speakers they like? Surely if someone asked what my favorite dessert was, I wouldn't have to specify whether I was drinking coffee or milk, what I had eaten beforehand, and what time of day I was eating it. I can just say "chocolate cake," and that's that.
Abraham, Martin and John were all good speakers. I'm just speaking for myself though. It don't matter to me. Uhh, oops. Got my threads tangled up.
Changing speakers is about the only amp mod I will entertain. It can really change the character and performance of the amp. A nice easy way to tweak an amp to fit your needs a bit better especially with a middle of the road amp like a Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall DSL, etc.