Whats your favorite speaker

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  1. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This covers my favorite speakers, being amp dependent:

    *For Marshall amps a vintage G12-65
    *For Fender amps a vintage C12N
    *For a Mesa Boogie an EVM-12L
     
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    Apart from the common Eminence and Celestions already mentioned, I like the Wgs/Warehouse Invader 50. Ive used them in brownface and tweed clone builds and in Traynor combos.
     
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    then you must be new as there have been thousands of them!

    more to the point, i really like the weber 12a125a and have used it in a couple 5e3 builds. also like the jensen c10qs in my 61 ga79rvt as well as the oxford 125l6 in my 66 deluxe and the greenback in my vox ac15c1. tons of great speakers out there. just too costly to try them all since you can't return them.

    play music!
     
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    JBL K-120 (2) with a Dual Showman Reverb. It's the '60's San Francisco rock bands influence.

    I like EVM-12L's, too. I like the sound, I don't like to lift them. :D
     
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    I have been really pleased with my Jensen Mod Series speakers. I have a 10"70w & a 12"70w.
     
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    Depends on the day, the guitar, and the amp.

    Weber: 10A125, 10F150, Blue Pup, Silver Ten
    WGS: G12C/S, G10C
    Celestion 12 Greenback
     
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    I was once an Eminenece Texas Heat guy but for the last few years I've gone to Celestion Vintage 30s. I feel like the reissue Deluxe Reverbs and Twin Reverbs greatly benefit from them.
     
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    For a Marshall. Original G12H/M. Alnico/Ceramic Pulsonic Celestions. I could live with any of them. I have 4 x 12 1972 G12H x 25w/75Hz with a LTD ED Metro GMP45/66 JTM45 Repro Head, and Mather Repro 1966 JTM45/100 TVB Cabinet x EC Collins Pinstripe cloth.

    For Modern speakers, and my amp, I like the 90w Celestion Creams x 2 x 1 x 12. I also like the various Scumbacks, and if I was going to get a Vintage Celestion/Pulsonic cone repro Id go for H75 PVC, or the 25w S75 PVC, but I would want 4 of them for my 38 watt amp.

    The winner again for a Fender Silverface/Blackface Twin Rvb/Dual Showman Rvb amp, and a Modern speaker, Ill go with the Celestion 90w Cream. I use 2 x 12 of them with a Blackfaced 69 Dual Showman Rvb/ODS mod.
    My main speakes since 73 for the Dual Showman Rvb are 2 Altec 418H. I also have 2 x Hemp Coned JBL E120s I like really well.

    I like to mix an E120, and either a Cream, or Redback. Sounds good with my Metro also.

    Great Plains Audio were all former Altec Employees, bought all the Rights/Patents, and Manufacturing Gear, and still make the 100w Altec 417H/Alnico I believe its around $370.00
     
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    Other than my previous mention
    perhaps pre-rola
     
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    for the vintage reissue Fenders, i prefer Eminence Legend 1258 and 1058s. i am not a fan of the factory stock "Jensens". the 10" Alnico Legends, in particular, are awesome in a Bassman Ltd.
     
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    10" speaker- emi 1028 blue frames

    12" speaker- emi GB128

    So many speakers to choose from:rolleyes:
     
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    My Top 3 are Eminence GASC64 10’s & 12’s, Eminence 12” Red Fang, Weber 12” Legacy.
     
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    10": Weber 10A125 30 watt, Emi Copperhead, WGS G10C
    12": Reverend Alltone 1250, WGS G12C, Emi C Rex
    15": Emi Legend 151, Emi Red Coat, WGS G15C
     
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    10" - Eminence Red Fang Alnico

    12" - Reverend Alltone 1250
     
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    My overall favorite is the Jensen Mod 12-70. I've taken out Mesa speakers and Celestions for this. I've got one in a Mesa amp, and in a Fender Blues Jr. amp. I use Jensen AlNiCo 10's in one 4x10 cab and a Celestion Vintage 30 single in a cabinet with my Burris Royal Bluesman.

    The majority of guitar speakers have a huge spike at 5K and I'm not particularly fond of that. The Jensen Mod 12-70 is more rounded in the upper midrange, which I prefer.
     
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    For most applications:

    In older, low-gain amps: 12" Tone Tubby Blue Sky Alnico 60 watt speakers - especially in tweed, blonde, brown and blackface Fender types run mostly at medium volume levels.

    In higher gain amps generally following the Marshall/Vox path, pushing more mids and run hot: the Tone Tubby 40/40 Ceramic (which reacts like an alnico but with ceramic crunch - and easier on the budget), Chicago Blue, Reds or Celestion alnico Creambacks.

    In tweed Fenders and smaller Fender-ish combos running at the limit of headroom (where a Klon-like boost pushes the amp into saturation) 10 or 12" Tone Tubby Reds.

    I installed a Red in my '76 Princeton Reverb to save the original speaker and if you are not looking at it you'd swear the sound is coming from a cranked Super Reverb!

    The Red is the speaker Clapton primarily uses; the Blue Sky was developed for Carlos Santana as a custom lower-power version of the red.If you are familiar with their sustained, smooth distortion sounds you know what you'll get through a well-maintained amp - and the clean tones are full, round and extremely responsive to pick attack.

    The Tone Tubby Reds are pricey but worth it MO - but most of the others are in the mid-price range. I used to be a Weber guy but after installing the Blue Skys in my blonde Twin (and testing one in a Deluxe Reverb and Holland Little Jimi) I decided to try some others - and have not had one wrong recommendation yet. Email Thom and ask him for a recommendation - great guy to deal with, competitive pricing and superb, quick service.

    The 10" red turned the Princeton reverb into my #1 home practice and jamming amp. The speaker made a HUGE difference in the tone and response!
     
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    I also like the Weber 12a125a for 5e3s. I got one for my 5f11 which is in the works.
    There are so many good speakers out there. I love the weber 12a1250 in my 5b3. Perfect match. It could sound pretty horrible in other amps though.
     
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    12 -> V30 , does everything
     
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    I've bought several from Eminence , 10s , 12s , 15s . Never had one I didn't like . Can't say the same for Celestion or Jensen . I have a couple WGS , they're pretty good too .
     
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