Alnico Gold and G12H30-open or closed back?

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  1. 5881

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    I have a gold and G12H30 I plan on buying an Avatar 2x12 for to use with my Rockytop 45. I am currently using a Mesa Rectifier 4x12 loaded with Mesa V30's, and when I listened to the gold in a 1x12 next to the Mesa I wanted to switch to the gold. My question is: OPEN OR CLOSED BACK? Anyone compare 2 golds to the above mix?
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  2. dongrosh

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    all i can say is that i have that combination (Gold & G12H30) in an closed Marshall 2061 Cab - and it ROCKS - the Gold in the top seems to be a bit
    louder than the H30 in the bottem, but again, it sounds very good.
    I would prefer a closed cab always for that kind of speakers.
     
  3. snoggin

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    I had a very funny experience trying to get an open back cab from avatar. I ordered a plain black with goldish grill open back and the first time it was RED CLOSED BACK.
    The next time it came right color but closed back. finally just sent me another back with the oval cutout n it.. Great service but open back is not their stock option. I think it was a monday order. great service and Dave I think it is deals e=wtih everything personally.
     
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    I have a Vox AC30CC1 with an Alnico Gold and I run it through a Vox 212 open back cab with G12H30's. Both sound great as open backs (combo and cab are open back). Its really a personal preference. For harder rock/metal I like closed backs, otherwise I prefer open backs.
     
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    What kind of amp do you run into the 2061CX?
     
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  7. 5881

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    Thanks for the input so far. I will see if Dave can provide both backs. A couple of extra screw holes in the back maybe, but flexible. Still open to opinions.
     
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    i use that combination in open back cab, its real nice, but im thinking of changing it to two golds, just love the sound the gold gives.
     
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    I have two avatar os 2x12 with various celestions. Both are closed back. I recently got an avatar os 1x12, loaded with a gold. That cab is open back and I like it a lot.
     
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    I have the same combo in my 65Amps Soho open back cab. Stellar tone - best tone I have actually! I think the speaker combo works, and it would probably sound great in the Avatar open back.
     
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    can anyone comment on G12H + Gold, versus Heritage G12H + Gold?
     
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