Anyone like G12T-75's??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by riffpowers, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. riffpowers

    riffpowers Member

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    I'm looking for higher wattage G12H/G12M style speakers to go in a 2x12.

    Anyone like these speakers??
     
  2. jlummaa

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    I don't think G12H and G12M are very similar to G12T-75. Nor are G12H and G12M very similar to each other IMHO ;)

    Higher wattage "G12H/G12M style speakers"? Eminence Wizard and Private Jack comes to mind.
     
  3. John Phillips

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    Higher wattage G12H-30 - Classic Lead 80
    Higher wattage G12M-25 - G12-65

    At least, in the right ballpark IMO.
     
  4. StratTone

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    I don't have a problem with them. I do like others better but there not bad speakers.
     
  5. Baba

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    I think they have their place, like in my Marshall 4x12! :)

    I haven't had enough experience with these speakers and multiple amps to tell you much, but I like them with high gain Marshalls so far.
     
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    just in my opinion, it's a bit round-the-back-door to say 'high wattage version of etc.' without what tone/sound/style are you after?

    FWIW, I have a 4x12 of G12T-85's, similar to both the G12T-75 and C.L. 80 I believe. it is... well sorta creamy and still somewhat articulate and penetrating at the same time (describing speakers always ends up 'like dancing about architecture' to paraquote). I actually really like it with lower wattage amps. great for a wide range of crunch & grind hard rock, not so brilliant for subtle blues tones but passable all around. I find all the 'rock oriented' Celestions to be similar, anybody who gets real fussy about the differences has more imagination, I mean money, I mean, 'discerning hearing' than me...
     
  7. chaz

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    Had one G12T75 in a ported Rivera extension cab and it killed. Put the same speaker in a combo and it sucked. Makes me think they like a closed back or ported cab the best.
     
  8. riverastoasters

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    Lots of people like G12T-75s, myself included. They are not really that close to the G12H/G12M speakers to my ear though.

    The G12-85s that were mentioned in this thread are the ones that I like the best of the ones I've tried.
     
  9. el34power

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    Well can you try and explain how the G12T's sound compared to the others mentionned? Clestion says they are Greenbacks on steroids?!
    i have two comming soon. I was hoping for an M/H mix, high power type tone
     
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    so more of a High powered H30 then ?
     
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    I love G12T75's in a closed back 4x12. Has that 80's hard rock / heavy metal sound.

    Not sure this what you're looking for though...
     
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    The Greenbacks tend to have more mids, but also will, in similar amplification circumstances, be pushed harder and have more distortion.
     
  13. anti-flag193

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    g12t75 and greenbacks aren't similar at all. I like both though.,
     
  14. NortheastHick

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    g12t75's are a mainstay in the rock/metal industry..#1 selling guitar speaker of all time..i love mine in 4x12,s..
     
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    G12T-75 rocks. Great lows, slightly scooped mids, and smooth highs. THE rock speaker, IMO.


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  16. John Phillips

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    ... mostly because Marshall have fitted them in almost every 4x12" they've sold in the last 20 years, and most people don't know how much difference speakers make - they'll buy any box with Marshall on the front no matter what speakers are in it.

    I'm not saying they're terrible - even though I don't like them as much as almost any other Celestion model, I still prefer them to many other makers' speakers - but I don't think they're the 'biggest selling speaker in the world' because people actually choose them.

    I do agree they're quite good for metal, but IMO not really for most other music styles - or at least, not as good as many of the alternatives. I think they're the least characterful and toneful of any of Celestion's 'Classic' series, by a fair margin.

    They don't really sound like a high-powered version of any of the older or lower-powered models either - they're just their own thing. Someone described them on another thread as sounding 'like they're behind a wall', which IMO really nails it - to me, they sound 'big', but distant. Sort-of powerful-sounding, because of the scooped mids and boomy bottom end, but in a fairly useless way that doesn't cut in a mix or fill a space well when there are other competing sounds.

    Not at all like a G12H-30, or a G12M-25.

    Just my opinion...
     
  17. Mooncusser

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    I would LOVE to have a new quad of G12H30's.....

    But I have a quad of G12T75's in my Marshall 4X12 closed back cab, and I will say something about them:

    They sound a WHOLE lot better if they are broken in WELL.
    Take care,
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  18. Miles

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    I used them for 4 years with various heads and I was always happy with them. You get a creamier and brighter sound with them. Don't expect to find much low end. I used a Boogie through a cab loaded with them, and another cab loaded with V30's and I preferred the G12T-75's.

    They are not my favorite speaker, and neither are celestions in general, but they have some decent uses.
     
  19. NortheastHick

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    i guess i give musicians more credit than that..i usually buy with my ears..by your line of reasoning, i guess gibsons sell a lot of guitar cases because they come with gibson guitars in them...:confused:
     
  20. Mooncusser

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    Are you comparing the G12T75's to the G12H30's when you say ;

    "You get a creamier and brighter sound with them. Don't expect to find much low end."
    Thanks,
    Mass
     

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