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mxr2000
04-12-2008, 01:52 PM
Besides the JBL-120s Which other speakers are the best to get me close to the Allman brothers guitar sound of "the end of the line"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGrdqJAyeKQ

mxr2000
04-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Bump

big mike
04-12-2008, 05:22 PM
Dickey or Warren?

wec
04-12-2008, 05:51 PM
Dickey as always, plays through JBL's. During this time period (early to mid 90's), Warren was playing through EVM-12L's loaded into two Engl 4x12 cabinets. He used EV's for a long time in the late 80's and early 90's with the ABB before moving to different speakers when Gov't Mule got cranking. His favorite tone of mine was always when he played the Soldano through EV's.

moo cow
04-12-2008, 10:16 PM
man, great tone from both of 'em. i just watched way too many versions of the same song while over on you-tube. what a band!

procos
04-12-2008, 10:31 PM
I have a early 70's JBL D120F that was reconed by Weber. If you have any interest in it let me know. It is a killer speaker for what you are looking for. It is 8 Ohms. I have found though that it doesn't matter what speaker or amp someone reccomends you need to find a setup that works for you to get that tone.

I can get a killer Allman Brothers tone with my TR Onyx through a 2 x 12 with Celestion 12-65. I am sure you can get that tone through many different configs.

mxr2000
04-13-2008, 12:13 AM
Sorry i was looking for the sound of both players..which speaker today can copy that JBL sound? I like old EV's but not sure about the new ones... what other company do a better quality Celestion 12-65

Wayne
04-13-2008, 06:35 AM
Don't forget the incredible Derek Trucks and his politically incorrect Pyle Driver speakers. From Wikipedia:

"Trucks avoids processing and effects, preferring to get the purest tone possible by connecting his guitar (2000 '61 reissue Gibson SG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_SG)) directly to his amplifier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amplifier), a 1965 Fender Super Reverb loaded with four Pyle Driver MH1020 speakers. He modifies his tone with the controls on the guitar."

mxr2000
04-14-2008, 11:50 AM
bump

big mike
04-14-2008, 11:54 AM
Sorry i was looking for the sound of both players..which speaker today can copy that JBL sound? I like old EV's but not sure about the new ones... what other company do a better quality Celestion 12-65


Scumback Speakers. Shoot jim an email and he can fix you up for the G1265 tone, or what I suggest, the SA1275LHDC - HP8 I think...
8 ohm high power heavy magnet prerola H tone with a large dustcap.

Or the M version if you want truer to the G1265.

I can get a pretty close tone with the right amp and if I'm doing my part, through my M/H Scumback speaker mix.