Bright speaker options?

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  1. shane_m

    shane_m Member

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    So I'm getting aquainted w/ my new Budda SD 18 and its pretty much everything I want however it is a little dark sounding. It came stock w/ Budda's own Phat 12 speaker. Can anyone suggest a speaker or a way to brighten things up? If it matters at all I play a Standard SG straight to the amp. Thanks.

    Shane
     
  2. SeanF

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    if there's a speaker brighter than the Eminence Screaming Eagle, I haven't heard it.
     
  3. gearo999

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    Do you mean dark as is bassy or missing highs? Like a Recto cab?
     
  4. shane_m

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    Its more like missing highs. I can come pretty close to the tone I want by setting the bass at about 9:00 and the treble around 3:00, w/ the tone controls at ten on my guitar. But I like to be able to get those tones w/ the controls set more in the middle so i can adjust up or down to taste. With this I can only go down.

    Shane
     
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    REDCOAT...................Stonehedge... GP mag said
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  6. dazco

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    I love EV12L's. Plenty bright w/o sacrificing lows and mids. Great speaker in a live mix in combos.
     
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    Celestion G12M70 are perty bright. And, you can get'em for peanuts..
     
  8. Ricker

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    I've owned the budda sd30 and currently have the sd80.
    I've tried many speakers with the SDs including the budda phat.
    Never really clicked with the budda speaker.

    Anyway to answer your question..........
    To brighten up your budda friend ........just use g12h30 re-issues.
    I don't give advice that doesn't work
    :D
    Check them out .
    When I gig I tend to favour v30s as I like the rolled off top-end because at gig volumes things tend to be on the bright side.
    The budda does have a darker voicing than most amps(which is why I like the amp so much).........so get that quirky budda phat outta there and stick in a g12h30..........
    It's a great wattage match for the 18 aswell

    Cheers
    Rick
     
  9. bluesdoc

    bluesdoc Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You might want to consider a Celestion Century. Lotta highs there!! I happen to have one that is very well broken in that I'm not using, if you're interested.......

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  10. wixedmords

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    It is bright. Good speaker. I have it in a Laney LC30II. It added the brightness I needed. Good price too.
     
  11. Tomo

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    I have one on my Champ 12. Brighter than others.
    Nice to hear all picking nuances.

    Tomo
     
  12. shane_m

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    Thanks for all the input guys. Guess I have some deciding to do.

    Shane
     

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