Alnico/ceramic dilemma

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Lublin, Mar 2, 2012.

Which speakers?

  1. 2 alnico Weber Blue Dogs

  2. 2 ceramic Weber Blue Dogs

  3. 2 alnico Weber Silver Bells

  4. 2 ceramic Weber Silver Bells

  5. 1 alnico Weber Blue Dog, 1 ceramic Weber Silver Bell

  6. 1 ceramic Weber Blue Dog, 1 alnico Weber Silver Bell

  7. 2 Vintage 30's

  8. 1 Vintage 30, 1 G12H30

  9. Other: please suggest

  10. 1 grilled vegetable wrap, 1 water with lemon

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  1. Lublin

    Lublin Senior Member

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    I play everything from clean, to country twang, to higher gain material. I'm looking for gorgeous chimes yet tight punchy low end. Which speakers will be bet for me? They'll be going into an Avatar open back 2x12.

    Please vote and add your input.
     
  2. brianr0131

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    For the 5150 III?

    V30 and G12H30 combo best I have ever tried.

    I wrote a longer reply but you did something to the thread and it wouldn't post

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  3. sideman

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    you probably want Ceramic.
     
  4. Lublin

    Lublin Senior Member

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    Sorry! I wouldnt limit this to just the 5150 III Micro. I also own a Trainwreck Rocket build, a Trainwreck Express build, a 1968 Fender Bassman, and. Dr. Z Maz 18 NR.
     
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    I still stand by my recommendation.,,,,,another possibility would be 2 G12H30s....they're great speakers
     
  6. Rick360

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    Howdy,

    Chime, Low end? AlniCo silver bell, of course. I had one in my Dr.Z 1x12 cab to go with my Carmen Ghia head. Outstanding clean tones; chimey. Big low end. Also good for getting my Ya-Ya's out. The AlNiCo silver bell isn't quite as harmonically rich as a Celestion blue, but it's very good nevertheless.
     
  7. The Kid

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    I'm cracking up!!!

    Who voted "1 grilled vegetable wrap, 1 water with lemon?"

    :spit
     
  8. brianr0131

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    Your original thread said Metal or something close to that....this one says "Higher gain territory"

    2 separate ballparks.....I couldn't see using the alnico stuff for High Gain or Hard Rock
     
  9. Elvis Nixon

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    I really like the way my Marshall 2X12 open back sounds with the combo I have in it now. A 30W alnico Weber Blue Dog and a 30W ceramic Silver Bell wired in series for 16 Ohms. I'm using it with a '73 50W Marshall head.
     
  10. Lublin

    Lublin Senior Member

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    Well I don't really play brootulz. The highest gain I'll get to is the EVH album.

    This combo intrigues me. Please tell me more!
     
  11. wsaraceni

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    2 celestion blues
     
  12. brianr0131

    brianr0131 Member

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    OP has too much wattage in a lot of his amps for that
     
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    I'll take the veggie wrap
     
  14. Lublin

    Lublin Senior Member

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    Just had one. So good!

    Keep the posts and votes coming. Thanks to all who are participating.
     
  15. splatt

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    2 celestion alnico blues,
    or 2 celestion alnico golds.
     
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    I've had great luck with 2 65w-8 ohm Scumback H55's wired in series at 16 ohms in an open-back cab. The 55hz cones help a lot with the loss of low end that comes with an open-back cab (especially outdoors with no wall behind you). Excellent sounding speakers with no ice-picky highs.
     
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    2 Golds would be my choice. Alternatively, G12h-30 and a Gold. In either case, 2 speakers are to be wired in parallel for me.
     
  18. wsaraceni

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    i'd go two golds if he was worried.
    it would be perfect for the express and rocket clones and the maz 18
    i'd knock it down with an attenuator for the bassman and whatever else comes around with more wattage. or use the splawn. for me, i've never wanted anything more than an open back 2xblues and a closed back 4xgreenbacks
     
  19. neville5000

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    I like an alnico paired with a ceramic; even for gained up stuff. I had a V30/H30 Avatar cab and I really like that sound too. I think the G12H30 is my favorite 12" speaker, so I'd pick it or something with similar specs for my ceramic magnet choice, I voted for the wrap though.
     
  20. John Thigpen

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    I have one Weber alnico Blue Dog and it's one of my favorite speakers. My Carmen Ghia sounded incredible through it. I voted for two of those.

    I also had a ceramic Blue Dog, but sold it in a Crate V30 3112. It was also a very good sounding speaker.
     

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