OK so recommend speaker for DSL20cr

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  1. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    I bought a DSL20 combo last year, and immediately put a G12M in it. I love greenbacks, and its light years better than the stock 70/80. But it also accentuates the boxiness of the small MDF cabinet. I typically also use an extension cab with it, so that helps. I put the 70/80 in the ext cab cuz I didn’t have any other to put in it. Not great, but combined with the combo it sounds good.

    The other day I swapped the speakers back. The ext cab sounds absolutely beautiful with the greenback. I would like to replace the 70/80 in the amp with a greenbackish speaker with some better bottom to reduce the boxiness. It would be nice to not have to use the ext cab all the time.

    Will a creamback work? WGS ET65?
    Ideas? Opinions? Thanks.
     
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    Emi Legend Gb128.
     
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    ET 65 works well.
     
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    Would a 55hz GB work? Kinda pricey, though.
     
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    I tried both the GB128 and a pair of WGS ET65 in my twin and also tried both model speakers with an Ibanez TSA15 open back cab/TSA15 tube head.

    The GB128 sounds pretty good in both places, sounded much better than the WGS ET65 in the Fender so have left it there along with a Legend 1258 beside it. Didn't really like the WGS in the twin reverb - seemed a bit lifeless like something was missing.

    I'm mostly a clean player, the ET65 does a really good creamy Marshall type sound with the Ibanez tube head, seems to be smoother than the GB128, tames the top end a bit more and sounds great with the 12AX7 tube screamer channel and/or other OD pedals.

    Possibly a matter of personal taste - if I was using a Marshall amp I would go for the WGS ET65. Had the Celestion 70/80 originally in the Ibanez Cab, sold it to a metal player for $50 - bright, harsh, ice-pick junk IMO, couldn't stand it.
     
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    Hmmm. The GB128 is very reasonably priced. I think I will consider that first.

    The DSL is not the most expensive or collectible of amps, so a lower priced speaker just seems right. I’m just not into the expensive upgrades for cheap amps thing. Kinda defeats the purpose IMO. The standard greenback only cost ~$110 or so after discounts, and its finding better use in something else now. So not a loss. A GB128 with some discount is ~$65. Nice. Not a huge setback if not “perfect”, and still better than the crappy 70/80.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Now I have some more reference to go by.

    EDIT: Dang it. Scratch that. No 16ohm. Back to the drawing board.
     
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    What it,an, Eminence will built you a GB1216...16 ohm version...for a $10 upcharge, iirc. It is still a bargain, imho. The 16 ohm used to be in the catalog.
     
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    Most seem to swap the stock speaker out for a Vintage 30.
     
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    150w Celestion G12H Redback.
     
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