Best speaker for JCM800

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  1. JamesHealey

    JamesHealey Member

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    Hey guys i've got a JCM800 MkII Head and a JCM900 1960a Cab, the speakers are the stock G12T75's which aren't as bad as everyone claims but they're just lacking something..

    What speakers you guys suggest?

    Im a fan of the 70th Anniversary G12H30's, but am open to suggestions (No eminence speakers people).

    Cheers.
     
  2. Gretsch6120

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    V30's, I have a Vintage 1960A cab and they sound great with my 800
     
  3. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Supporting Member

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    Why no Eminence? You prefer Chinese made speakers? :)
     
  4. rob2001

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    I haven't tried too many but i'm very happy with Greenbacks.
     
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    Greenbacks, G1265s, Classic Lead 80s.
     
  6. Bantha

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    +1 on Greenbacks....it's what I use for my JCM800
     
  7. gearboy

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    V30's
    Greenbacks
    G1265's
    Eminence Governors
    Eminence Man O' Wars
    Eminence V12 Legends
    Warehouse Veterans

    I have used all of the above with the 800, and all sound good. Just depends on what you are going for. Didn't Marsall put Modern Lead 70's in the 800 combos as the stock speaker?
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    V30's, Greenback's, Warehouse CL80's
     
  9. epluribus

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    Here's a note from a discussion of a JCM800 (4210 1x12 combo) I worked on last summer. I'd love to take credit for it, but I'm not sure I could put it as succinctly as John did here.

    This was my experience exactly. The G12-70 left me cold, and every other cab in my shop sounded better, incl an old Univox/Jensen 2x12 closed-back. The 80 does indeed sound terrific, excellent match IMHO.

    BTW, have you e-mailed Ted Weber? Always terrific recommendations IME.

    --Ray
     
  10. angler87

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    I've tried a bunch with my JCM 800 2204- V30s, G12-75s, etc and the best..... Heritage G12H30s in a Bogner cab.
     
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    Another vote for a G12-80.
     
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    G12-65, Scumback H75
     
  13. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Supporting Member

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    I've used G12H30s, vintage 30s, lead 80s, and weber 1265s with great success.

    G12H30s had nice bass, crsip but not harsh treble, mine were older though, with tons of hours on them

    Lead 80s were more open sounding, more articulate, bright but touch sensitive.

    Vintage 30s were typical hard rock tones, and slightly fuzzy clean, maybe gritty is a better word.

    The 1265s are nice, very smooth, but with bite, if that makes sense. Not as much articulation as the lead 80s and vintage 30s.
     
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  14. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    Personally I use a 1965A cab (4X10) with the original G10L-35 speakers in them (I'm 95% sure they're G10L-35's). Don't miss trying out 10" if you don't mind using a different cabinet. I always thought 12", especially with the later Marshalls, just sound mushy.
     
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    DarthTater, I don't care what country they're made in.. Eminence Speakers sound like absolute dog turd.. I've tried them on various occasions and every single time they've sounded too grainy, too lifeless and flat.
     
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    I'm also looking for a speaker for my 4210 JCM800 combo. I may go with John Phillips advice on the Classic Lead 80.
     
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    A CL 80 is what I have in my Marshall 4010 1x12 combo. IMO, CL80's are a perfect match for those amps. I have 2 G1265s in my OS Bogner cab that I use with my 2203X but I feel the CL80s sound better.
     
  19. epluribus

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    Hey HM, not a lot of 4210 guys around here...a bit OT maybe, but how do you like the cleans and lgt-medium drive tones? When I had the 4210 on my workbench, I was prepared for the much-talked-about heavy drive, but the light stuff was really eye-opening...terrific body, unique, detailed, responsive. Never thought of a 4210 as a clean or blues amp, but these things are monsters. BTW, I really liked the 80-style speakers I tried with it--John was spot-on as usual.

    --Ray
     
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    My G12-65 was awesome. I sold the amp (and the speaker) but it really was a great match for that amp. (It was the 4010 1x12.)
     

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