Blue Alnico - Pairing it with a G12H Greenback Heritage or a G12H Anniversary?

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  1. dakotajones

    dakotajones Member

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    I'm trying to decide whether i want to pair a Celestion Blue Alnico with the Greenback Heritage or the G12H Anniversary speaker. Anyone tried these combinations? I know the db's are the same, and the wattage is roughly the same between the two...i'm just not sure about the subtle tone differences. Thanks.
     
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    I run a Blue and a Greenback together in an AC30 reissue. Great combination for that amp.

    65 Amps 2x12 cabs are usually a Blue and a G12H30. Also great.
     
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    the db's are not the same.
    Blue and GH30 = yes
    Blue and Green = 3-4db difference i think

    either way your cab will be 30watts in ratting.
     
  4. Tramp

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    I've been running a Blue and the Hellatone version of the G12H in my gigging cab for the last couple of years. Outstanding combination that's kept me from going down the path of endless speaker swaps. YMMV.
     
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    My FTR 37 2x12 cab has a blue and G12H (stock).

    Sounds great to me.
     
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    The difference between the Heritage and the Anniversary G12H30 won't be huge in this configuration. If money isn't an issue, get the Heritage which is slightly darker. It will probably compliment the blue a little better.
    But either way, it'll sound very good. (I'm running a silver alnico/pre-rola G12H30 mix in my AC30.)
     
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    What i have is the 55 Hz Greenback Heritage - not the 75 Hz G12M cheaper one from China. According to Celestion Specs - the db rating on all three speakers is 100db.
     
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    The G12M (whether from China or not) is less efficient than a G12H30 (Heritage or Anniversary model). Blue and G12H30 are about equally efficient. Those figures shouldn't discourage you from mixing speakers btw. For example, a G12M and G12H sound really good next to each other.
     
  9. re-animator

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    Right, just because one speaker will be significantly louder doesn't mean they aren't mixable. Like a green and a blue.... you'll be getting mostly a blue sound, but with a little woody mids from the green mixed in to help balance the tone.
     
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    The Blue / Heritage Greenback combo in my Marshall 2061cx cab is far and way the best sounding combo I've ever heard or owned. Magic.
     
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    When I had my Vox AC30CC1 I paired an Alnico Gold with a 212 with Anni G12H30's and it was a great combo. So I would recommend the anni G12H30 or a scumback H75.
     
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    Wouldn't a 15 watt blue and a 30 watt GH30 make it a 45 watt cab?
     
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    No, it will be a 30Watt cab with either a blue/G12H30 or Blue/Greenback.

    For a 212 you take 2 times the lowest speaker power rating to get the RMS rating of the cab. For a 412 you take 4 times the lowest speaker power rating to get the power rating of the cab.

    If you gave a blue/G12H30 212 cab 45watts, the blue would get 22.5Watts and the G12H30 would get 22.5Watts (making alot of assumptions, but this will illustrate the point).
     

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