Great insights, thanks!I have a G12a in my Victoria 20112 5e3 Deluxe, and my Musicmaster bass amp. And I have a Vet 10 (which seems very comparable) in my Princeton Reverb. I love them. I had the Jupiter, but it was too loud, to clean for too long up the dial, and too “warm” for my taste. I couldn’t get it out of them fast enough.
The G12A just sounds “right” in those old amps. It can get raspy (in a GREAT way) when I’m pushing it, and it has that 3-diensional/“transparent” tone when running clean/edge of breakup. There’s no “fizzynes” or weird artifacts when running pedals either. I’ve tried a Jensen P12Q, Alnico Cream, g12m65, and the G12A in Victoria Deluxe, and I like the G12a the best by a WIDE margin. I’m not looking to “upgrade” my Deluxe.
I’ve tried all those same speakers, plus the original Oxford (which literally fell apart a couple years back) in my MMB and I’ll never be taking the G12A out of there. Ever.