Am I missing the party? Speakers...

amigo30

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Hey guys, sorry for being completely ignorant on the subject...

I'm a home hack. I've never changed a speaker in a cab once in my life,
and I've used relatively few cabs. Mostly I've been chasing pedals, guitars,
pickups, and heads. How much fun am I missing out on by not
playing with the speakers in my cab?

I'm currently using a Mojave 2x12 with G12H30's. Should I start dumping
some money into this aspect of my tone? Is it as much fun as playing with
pickups..pedals etc? Will I hear tonal differences to the same degree?

I play mostly blues and rock..use Strats and Les Pauls...and prefer my Les Pauls (this month).
 
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In all honesty, you already have pretty sweet speakers.

But, to answer your question, YES, they make a huge difference.

When it comes to amps I have always been in the camp that there are 3 MAJOR changes one can make to change the tone of your amp:

•Trannys
•Tubes
•Speakers

(not in any particular order)

This means, changing speakers can change the entire response in your amp. Its the last part of the signal chain. And if you think about it, its the ONLY part of your entire Guitar-to-sound chain that actually produces the music!

I've changed many speakers and found out its really a key element to one's sound.

But again, you've actually got pretty sweet speakers, so if anything, I'd buy another 2x12 cab with different speakers and just start experimenting.
 

rob2001

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I think speakers make a huge difference, as well as the cab and wiring. Luckily I found happiness with some English made 25 watt greenbacks pretty fast without buying and selling too much. There are still many I haven't tried but i'm good with what i've got for now. 4 speakers in a 4x12 can get pricey.
 

phyrexia

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if you've been happy this far, I say stay out of it.

I wish I had never changed my first speaker or even preamp tube and thought to myself "now that sounds a lot different" ;)
 

Boogie92801

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I have a set of G12H30s and I am not impressed withthem. I haveb liked the Eminence speakers much better that I have tried. Texas heats and Red fangs. I think I wil be trying some Tonkers or wixards in my marshall G12H30s.
 

amigo30

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Boogie..what did you like about the Texas Heats and Red Fangs? What amp and guitars do you play through them?
 

Iceman8.6

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Speakers and cabs make a huge difference in the way your guitar sounds! They are the final EQ in your chain. With what you have now a relatively easy change you could make would be to mix the H30 with a V30 which is a very popular combo. I will say I like WGS Veteran 30 better than the Celestion Vintage 30 and its cheaper too.
 




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