Any avatar 1x12 users here. Looking for speaker recommendation

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  1. HeeHaw

    HeeHaw Member

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    I have a new Reinhardt 50 watter and am looking for suggestions as to which speaker to use in a 1x12 Avatar or similar cab. I have a greenback loaded 4x12, but want a 1x12 for small gigs. I'm not willing to cook one of my 25 watt Celestions in a 1x12.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. 52who

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    HeeHaw,
    I have an older Carvin SX100 (1-12") combo that I use as a cab for my tube amp head. I switched out the original 'British' speaker for a Weber California ceramic 12". What a great sounding speaker! Now, I realize that Avatar just uses Celestion and Eminence speakers but you can buy those cabs empty if needed. My other cab is a Mesa twin Black Shadow 90 (similar to Celeston Lead 80) bottom; which was my favorite before. The California is very similar to the old JBL D-120. Hope this helps.
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  3. granite

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    There's a bunch of speaker sound clips in the "member soundclips" area. Also check out this TGP member's website http://www.woodys-guitar-world.co.uk/listen.htm (scroll down to the bottom for speaker clips). Woody's been really helpful to me and seems like a super nice guy.

    Maybe an Eminence Wizard would be nice in your 1x12 cab?
     
  4. bluesdoc

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    Celestion Century Vintage. Weightless and wonderful

    or a Jensen Neo.

    jon
     
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    Any idea how high the Reinhardt peaks wattage-wise? The Weber ceramic Blue Dog 50-watter would seem to cut it close, but Ted acknowledges that they are rated conservatively. Really sweet speaker!

    No other suggestions outside of Emi, which I know isn't your preference overall.
     
  6. HeeHaw

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    Had a 4x12 with wizards and didn't care for them. I might go for the tonespotter though.
     
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    Bluesdoc,
    have you ever run a Celestion Lead 80 (Mesa Black Shadow 90)? How does it compare to the Celestion Neodymium Century Vintage? It'd be nice to have some light weight speakers for a 2x12 cab.
     
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    Not side by side so I can't answer very well. Do a search for Century Vintage and you'll get some opinions. I think it was scumbag who said it resembled a G12H more without handling all the low end. I have no prob with the low end of the CV, but that's just me.

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    You could try the Eminence Governor - British sounding, handles 70 watts, I think.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I have a man 'o war in my Avatar 1x12 right now and it sounds great IMO.
     
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    What kind of speaker does a man O' war emulate? Or is it an Eminence flavor versus British flavor?
     
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    The tonker has the best cleans I have tried. The texas heat mixed with the tonker is the best combo for cleans.
     
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    Hello, HeeHaw
    If you are looking for Greenback tone, but in a higher wattage, check out the Eminence 'Private Jack'. It is 50 watts. Also, the Weber ceramic 'Silver Bell' is available in wattages up to 50.
    John
    www.stoneagecustomcabinets.com
     
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    Have you considered a 2x12 instead. I know they are significantly larger cabs than the 1x12 cubes but I've never been satisfied with the "soundstage" from a single 12. Even at lower volumes, I always gravitate towards 2x12 minimum. Plus it allows far greater choices to mix and match for sound and power handling. I have an avatar 1x12 with an emi GB and, although it sounds quite good (deep little critter), it is such an odd size that I only use it as a remote extension cab. Try putting any head other than a crate power block it, lol. My thd 2x12 is not THAT much bigger but provides a huge sound in comparison. Trutone also makes a smaller and very light, wonderfully resonant 2x12 that is extremely reasonable like the avatars but much better built IMHO.
    BTW: that emi GB is a very nice sounding Greenback type with a little more headroom and a little more definition. You'll have to check the site for power handling, my aging brainmatter can't seem to recall if it's rated for 30, 50 or 70 watts, sorry.
     

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