best speaker for death-metal and music like that?

Patch

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Hi!

My nephew just bought a Peavey 6505.
He wants a 4X12 to go with it.
He's playing some kind of death-metal-screamo-type of music, often in drop D or drop C tuning.

What speaker/cab do you recommend for him?

Thanks!:)
 

sled

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several I'm familiar with...

Celestion:
V30
Greenback
G12H30

you can also mix these... for instance 2-V30s and 2-G12H30s in a 4x12 cab in an X-pattern

Click here for some clips of my 5150-II and V30s
 

carltonh

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Celestion G12T-75s are good and common for Death Metal, but not so great for much else.

Eminence Man-o-War may be great too. Or a combination of Swamp Thang + Black Powder for the most extreme deep bass and biting aggression in guitar speakers.
 

psychodave

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Originally posted by carltonh
Celestion G12T-75s are good and common for Death Metal, but not so great for much else.

This is an extremely ignorant answer.


G12T-75's are good for Death Metal and ALL types of music.
 

carltonh

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Originally posted by psychodave
This is an extremely ignorant answer.

G12T-75's are good for Death Metal and ALL types of music.
Perhaps better to say that my answer is an extremely personal answer... except that on this forum, there has repeatedly been 95% agreement with my personal answer on these speakers for at least a couple years.

Or you could be jokingly giving a Harmony Central type of answer and I didn't get the joke. Sorry if I missed it.
 

cobrahead1030

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a mix of gt-75's and vintage 30's is great for that style IMO (very "in your face" with plenty of low end power handling)

or if you're an eminence guy (like myself) manowars and governers make a great combination...that's what i've got in my splawn cab, and for my style/needs it's the best cab i've ever played; period

check out www.splawngutiars.com they've got some really cool stuff
 

clunk

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I have to agree with carltonh. the 75's are good for Hard rock/metal and probably one of the better speakers for this. They can get by ok in other styles of music but there are better choices of speakers for this. Personally i always found the 75's to be a bit "raspy" sounding. Just MO.

Clunk
 

clunk

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LOL 908SSP. Nothing wrong with messin around with that "aggresive" flavour once in a while. I still plug the old boss HM-2 into an amp sometimes to see if i still have the same speed i did 10 years ago. Although at age 33 ive moved on to more "soulfull" flavours of music.
Aside from the 75's the vintage 30's are good too. I know Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Kirk Hammett (Metallica) use them in some of there cabs. Zakk Wilde uses 85's. Hope this helps.

Clunk
 

ungarn

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My buddy just paired Eminence Wizard and Black Powder speakers...not a bad way to go...

Good luck!

-Thad
 

el34power

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Originally posted by Patch
Hi!

My nephew just bought a Peavey 6505.
He wants a 4X12 to go with it.
He's playing some kind of death-metal-screamo-type of music, often in drop D or drop C tuning.

What speaker/cab do you recommend for him?

Thanks!:)
ummmmm how about a 6505 4x12? Not a bad cab at all.
 

cobrahead1030

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Originally posted by el34power
ummmmm how about a 6505 4x12? Not a bad cab at all.
they're definitely not bad cabs, if you can find a good deal on a used one...however for the $699 they sell for new, i think there are MUCH better cabs available for that price

having owned both, if you go with the 6505 cab i HIGHLY reccomend the straight as opposed to the slant...my slant cab was significantly brighter, in addition to the already bright sheffield 12's loaded in the cab
 

psychodave

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Originally posted by carltonh
Perhaps better to say that my answer is an extremely personal answer... except that on this forum, there has repeatedly been 95% agreement with my personal answer on these speakers for at least a couple years.

Or you could be jokingly giving a Harmony Central type of answer and I didn't get the joke. Sorry if I missed it.
No Harmony Central answer from me. I have the equipment and experience and ears to back up my statements. I am not trying to argue or zing you...I just felt your original answer was short sighted. :)
 




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