Avatar 2 X 12 cabinet

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  1. pepi

    pepi Member

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    I'm getting ready to order a Avatar 2 X 12 cabinet. I'm a bit confused on what speakers to get. I've done a lot of reading on here and there are a lot of mixed views on the Governor speakers. I was going to get a cabinet with two Governor speakers but now I'm not sure. I play old rock, blues, jazz and no heavy metal. Wonder if I would be better to do a mix?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. gearo999

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    one vintage 30 and one G12h30.
     
  3. spikeRI

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    the V30/G12H combination is a very good allround rock/blues selection and avatars are hard to beat....
     
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    +1 - hard to beat the V30/G12H30 combo for versatility.

    EDIT: But only if you don't mind that the cab has a maximum power handling of 60 watts.
     
  5. pepi

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    Thanks fellows! The thought of China made speakers was the reason I've been looking at the Red Coat series.
     
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    pepi, tried to email you but, your email bounced........have you changed it?
     
  7. Buckeyedog

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    I think Governors or Private Jacks would work well for your applications. I have a 212 of each and I really like them both. I play heavier music than you, but they sound really nice clean and slighty dirty as well. I'm also going to try the ManOWar too.
     
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    I've tried Governors, Wizards and Private Jacks. To me, Wizards seem the most balanced and versatile. Nothing seems to be exaggerated with them - they just sound good and even. The Governors are darker, tighter and more aggressive in the mids - better for hard rock, I think. PJs have a softer bottom end and are more lo-fi. They might be good if you're going for more of a vintage vibe.

    I'd say - of those three - Wizards would be your best bet for what you're playing.
     
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    Yes, I went to SBC and this site won't let me use my account. They think I'm a hacker :D
     
  10. spikeRI

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    my lips are sealed....;)


    anyway was trying to spam you with a offer on a avatar cab............email me if you are interested.
     
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    I always wonder ... which one do you mic at the gig? :confused:

    dave
     
  12. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Interesting, that's exactly how I'd describe the pair of Classic Lead 80s in my own Avatar 2X12.
     
  13. Baba

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    I have a 4x12 with 2 and 2, I usually mic the V30, has a bit more "cut" for me, and I'm just more familiar with it.
     
  14. Dave Cowley

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    I have a pair of Avatar 1x12s that I run with a Flexi, playing classic to modern hard rock. I started with the V30/G12H30 combo, but switched to a pair of Governors. I find the Govs to be less bassy and edgy, and thicker in the mids than that combination of Celestions. I personally prefer the Govs.
     
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    +1

    SM57 on the V30, I find it gives most live sound guys what they are looking for
     
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    I usually mic both (G12H30 and V30) and let the FOH engineer blend them however he wants.
     

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