15" Speaker opinions.

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  1. johnzias

    johnzias Member

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a 15" with a big bottom, that breaks up sweetly when really pushed and would work well with a 50 or 100W amp, other than a JBL?
     
  2. Randy Van Sykes

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    I've been breaking in a Legend 151 for the past few days and it's sounding excellent. Big warm bottom, great mids with nice articulation in the highs but not shrilly.
    It plays really well with vintage type gain tones.

    Picked it up for as great deal too...
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=435129
     
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    I'll second the 151, and a great value too
     
  4. johnzias

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    Legend seems like a great value. That's the one used in the Vibroverb RI, correct?

    Anybody ever try a Weber Michigan ceramic?
     
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    I had ceramic 12's and unless you have the power to push them, they tend to sound dark.
     
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    I just got a Legend too(Last night in fact). Very good right out of the box. I like my Weber F150 best but its been gigged for a couple of years now and I bought it used. I compared it to a Michigan Series(was used) and they seemed very similar to me. It was a quick A/B test though. I was expecting more a difference. Both through a Fender Tremolux head. I hooked the Legend up to my TW Express clone and JTM45 RI, ans put it in a Truetone 1x15 cab. It makes for a portable, light amp set up with a good bottom end.
     
  7. Randy Van Sykes

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    Don't let the fact that it's cheap or an Eminence scare you. It's a great sounding speaker for a 15"
    My ears usually prefer the sound of Celestion G12-65's or greenbacks the Legend is in that nice ballpark to my ears. But with bigger bottom and less of the really highs.
     
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    I'm not a big F150 fan. Just sold a pair to a fellow TGPer. Too ice picky for me. I wish Celestion made a 15!
     
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    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    The Legend 151 is a great speaker. As is the Big Ben. I'm using two of the big bens now, big volume, wide tonal range, solid bass too. A throaty overdrive sound when you push it hard enough. Seemed to require no breakin, which is surprising.
     
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    I've plugged my stuff into my bassist's Ampeg SVT 15" cabs and it smoked!
     
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    I'm all about the Big Ben. You may want to look at the Weber Thames as well.
     
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    I'm very impressed with the Eminence Commonwealth 15---made a new baffle for 2x12 Avatar Vintage open back--great bottom,mids and smooth highs.
     
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    Standel S115

    I have one in my 63 Vibroverb and it is fantastic

    also, my fave speakers: JBLs . . but that is if you like to get all the tone from the amp and not have the inability to be clean at volume, in other words no unwanted speaker distortion.
     
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    Why mess around: EVM-15L!
     
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    +1

    Here is a recent recording of my "made from scratch" amp I'm tweaking through a EVM15L. The amp is more on the bright side, so you may not get the "big bottom" sound coming through in the recording, but believe me, the speaker has it all there...

    EVM15L Recording

    ..its also through an open back cab. The EVMs are also great because just one can handle any guitar amp ever made.
     
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    sfarnell Gold Supporting Member

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    It took awhile to break it in, but eventually the Weber 15" California, ceramic, is a nice speaker. Not midrange heavy like the JBL IMO.
     
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    I've been very disappointed in Weber CA's and Neo's lately, Steve. Wimpy comes to mind. This is in contrast to the one I've had in my twin for 3 years, which sounded much alike and had the presence of my D120F.
     
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    Nice website by the way Tyler.
     
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    So I'm wondering how this Eminence 151 will sound in my Lil Dawg amp. I'm currently running an older CTS 15" speaker in it. I've actually really liked the sound...but $45 sounds like it might be too good to pass up.
     

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