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Warehouse Guitar Speakers?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by JohnnyCrash, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Doctor of Teleocity

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    I don’t have any experience with Warehouse Speakers. I’m looking for a Celestion type sound without the ridiculous price.

    How do WGS sound? Any favorite models? Any to avoid? Are they actually “Celestion” like?
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Probably not much help, but I installed a G8C (ceramic) in my vintage Vibro Champ and it was a noticeable improvement over the original. Still an 8" speaker. But it was inexpensive - $40 through StewMac.
     
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    Love em. Tried most. Didn't hate any.
     
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    I have the G12C/S and the G10C. Both are excellent.
     
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    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    I have them in a couple of my builds and love them. I'll buy them again. really good speakers, and not "just for the money" good
     
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    I have not been overwhelmed with Warehouse. Good but... hmmm
    Emi has so many good speakers at reasonable $ now I just seem to end up there anymore. Previously I was a big Weber buyer.

    There are so many Celestion sounds that you're gonna have to marrow it down a bit!
     
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    I’ve only really tried the Retro 30, but that’s because I like it so much, I’ll probably just keep buying that one when I’m not bonding with a stock speaker.
     
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    The whole selling point for a long time with WGS was they were as good as Celestion or Eminence and ran half the price. Now they've raised prices and that advantage is gone. They're decent speakers, I've got a couple in different amps and am happy with them. I'd do some serious comparison shopping though before making a purchase.
     
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    I had an ET65 in a Blues Deluxe. Also tried the Reaper HP (beefy greenback) and an HM75. The Reaper HP landed in a buddy's Blues Junior, sold the HM75. All were great sounding speakers.
     
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    I had an ET65 in a Blues Deluxe. Also tried the Reaper HP (beefy greenback) and an HM75. The Reaper HP landed in a buddy's Blues Junior, sold the HM75. All were great sounding speakers.
     
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    I’m actually pulling the trigger on some Eminence Ramrods right now.

    It’s for a 2204 (with 6L6s) I built into a 2x10” combo.

    I generally prefer Celestion Vintage 30s with my Marshalls, but Eminence is affordable and their Legends have been sounding great in my Fender type builds.
     
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    If you can believe it I have a gig at the end of the month! I need a 12-in to go in my 12”/10” modded Bantam bass-if you're not familiar it's at 30 watt Fender tube amp in a super reverb cabinet that comes stock with a 18-in 30 watt Yamaha styrofoam trapezoid speaker. Where are you buying from if I might ask, as the 12-inch that's in there is a old alNico that sounds great but I don't trust, as I heard a hiccup the other day, when pushed hard, and and prepared to order right now if you think it'll get here before the 29th. I was thinking a low-powered el Nico to go with the 10-in ceramic mojo tone that's in there, something Jensen style or Eminence I guess it doesn't have to be alNico
     
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    WGS seemed huge a few years ago then disappeared from internet chatter.
    Tough speaker market now and AFAIK WGS doesn’t make speakers and never did?
    They just order to spec from a foreign speaker maker?
    Not that most companies don’t do the same thing now but at least those companies used to make speakers!
     
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    I got the 8" replacement for my Champ as well and it's awesome. I also got an ET65 that I have about 2 hours on that I'm trying to sell. It's good but I like my Creamback better. There's some decent comparison videos on youtube
     
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    Goodsell Amps uses Et65 for a few amps. Like Celestion G12h30 but not as bright
     
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    Not foreign made, supposedly made in Kentucky as I recall by a known speaker manufacturer. When they started, they only had a couple of models, which were said to be OEM speakers that were Celestion clones made for a failed amp production, the owner got people interested by having introductory $29 prices on the speakers, which he hawked on a guitar forum. People were jumping all over them. They eventually added more models, and the prices steadily rose to where they are now.
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    I've had a Ramrod for quite a few years now, and it's great for a loud Brit-voiced 10. And yes, it was more than affordable, at least it was years ago, when I bought it...

    Regarding WGS - I've had three of their speakers - Veteran 30, Green Beret, and ET65. The first two I bought not shortly after WGS got started, and I still have the Green Beret. It's pretty cool for a Celestion GM12 knock-off, but I wouldn't buy it again unless that was the type of speaker I really preferred. IMO, the Vet 30 was neither here nor there, not bad really, but not unlike a few different Eminences, IMO.

    ...The ET65 - now that's where things are different, and this is a speaker that WGS makes that I like a LOT. I've got a pair of these in an open back 2X12, and I LOVE them. I use a bunch of different heads, including something that's loosely based on a Trainwreck Express, a Vox MV50 Boutique, and a modified AB165 Bassman, and it sounds fantastic with all three, either clean or overdriven.

    So, the ET65 is one of those speakers that I'd easily pay extra for, vs. other 12s, simply based on the performance that I've experienced.
     
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    Interesting.
    Does that make them the only US made speaker?
    Not talking about a US factory putting a chinese cone into a chinese frame?

    Not that it matters any more, I was just recalling how they got really big and then drifted back down into the masses of speaker brands.
     
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    Good product, reasonable price, fast service.
    ET65 is good, in the Celestion mode.
    ET90 is a very strong, big sounding speaker.
     
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    I have a Warehouse Veteran 30 in my 68 CDRRi.
    I like it a lot. It’s sounds better than the stock speaker to my ears.
    Better bass, a little less farty.
     
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