Tell me about Peavey scorpions.

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  1. The Grim Peeper

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    IMG_6022.JPG I just got this for 50 for the pair. They almost look like they were made by EV with these giant backs on them. Also what kind of voicings do they have and would they be good in a fender amp like a deluxe combo or bassman cab.
     
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    I've read a lot of praise for the scorpions. I know nothing about them though, and I'll be watching this thread because I'm curious. It's one of the few 15" options that seems obtainable.
     
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    The 12" Peavey scorpions I had in my old Peavey Stereo Chorus was a nice speaker for clean work. I didn't find it broke up well. But it was plenty clean while loud.
     
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    Saw this on another forum:
    "Scorps = "Country Cleans", Sheff 1230 = "British Brown Tones", Sheff 1290 = "All Bets Are Off...""

    I have a pair of Bandits and they both sound like the label 'loud, durable, takes pedals well'.

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    That's what Peavey put in their Bandit 65 amps back in the day. I had one of those amps and hated it, but I'm in the minority as it seems everyone else thinks those amps were the shiznit, so you scored a good deal.
     
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    They're just a really good sounding and versatile utility speaker and they're punchy and loud, but there's nothing that really "shines" about them.
     
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    I have what looks like a Scorpion speaker but the magnet on my speaker is much larger than on the speakers you show. I also have 2-10" Scorpions in a 2-10 cab that is very nice. I have 2 blown 10" Scorpions and can't find replacement baskets for them.
    To me, they are good speakers.
     
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    Best bet is try them and see if you like them.
    I've learned a few things and one important lesson was, your ears don't care how much you paid for speakers. Or at least they shouldn't. . .

    Then again it's hard to brag about cheap speakers. . . .
     
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    They're very heavy. They handle a ton of power. They're a super loud, clean, crispy speaker. Think similar to EV and JBL for that. They won't breakup, because there's not a guitar amp made that will break them up. But hey reproduce broken up tones from pedals nicely.

    Had a pair of these in a Peavey Stereo Chorus 212. Those amps are 260 watts RMS. 130 a side in Stereo. Like I said, they handle a lot of power.
     
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    The Scorpion and Black Widow speakers are / we’re? made by Peavey. The idea was if you blew a speaker just unscrew the magnet assembly install it on a new speaker basket and rock on ( or whatever genre you play).

    They can handle a lot of power and some folks like them a lot, supposedly Steve Morse uses them.
    They are heavy.

    I have had them in Peavey guitar amps and thought they were good sounding speakers, I had a Peavey 4x12 cab w Scorpion speakers that sounded great.
    As long as the ones you bought work w no issues you done good!
     
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    I had these in PA cabinets - I think they're PVs take on a EV and big loud clean tough speakers. PV used them in heavy duty apps, note there's different combos of baskets and voice coil assemblies. User serviceable to some degree.
     
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    Sounds like a Scorpion Ultra. Those came in the Triumph combos.

    103dB
    150W continuous
    300W program
    18 lbs.
     
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    IMG_6023.JPG Damn Bob!i learn so much from you fellas! :) imthinking about loading them into two 112s I've made on the cheap with pine side and birch fronts and back. Used metal lath outta laziness. Unfinished. They look like scorpion cabs to me!
     
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    Beat 'em and burn 'em like the shabby chic-ers. I dig the boxes
     
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    I had them in two different amps. They were OK but nothing special. I had them in a Peavey Heritage VTX twin. I replaced them with Fender blue label speakers. I also had them in a Triumph 2/12 stereo slant cabinet. I liked them for PA use but not for guitar. They were also great for Steel.
     
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    Thanks man!! I can crank these out so cheap. I've already given away like 5 of these. Everyone says they're more than good. I haven't had a single glue joint fail. And I've been doin it for 5+years. No dovetailing or fingers.
     
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    Birch and pine in a better than factory construction method. Should work just fine. You could be like me and over build everything, finger joints, et al, for no appreciable return.
     
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    I started with tv fronts then got lazy.
     
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    My appreciable return is giving them away. And hearing back peoples appreciation.
     
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