Can Greenbacks have a tight bottom end?

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  1. tfunster

    tfunster Gold Supporting Member

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    I was thinking about going for a different "flavor" for my JTM45/Plexi styled amp, and I'm intrigued by the Greenback, whether it be Celestion or Scumback.

    I know that Greenbacks are known for flubbing out on the low end, but I'm wondering if two Greenbacks could have a nice tight and punchy low end if the amp is dialed in properly and isn't cranked all the way up. They would be in a 2x12 slant closed back cab.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. sliberty

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    Probably not going to tighten up the bottom enough for you. Remember, JTM45's already have a flubby bottom compared with later Marshalls. So add to that the Greenbacks? I wouldn't expect a tight bottom.

    Personally, I like the combination mind you, but I'd never call it tight.

    Try V30's maybe???
     
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    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    yeah I think they could. I ran a Classic 45 germino with mids way up and bass almost off and presence almost all up and treble off into a 4c12 closed back cab and it was as tight as it can get.
     
  4. rhinocaster

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    Tight is not a word that comes to mind with Greenbacks at all.
     
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    With a JTM 45 I'd advise a dual H75 mix for a tighter low end, and at least an M75/H75 mix. Set the bass to 3 or less, the mids, treble and presence up to taste.
     
  6. tfunster

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    Jim, I would love to buy some of your speakers one day (hopefully soon). I'm looking for a speaker less bright than the Celestion Golds I have right now. Have you compared your H75's to the Gold?
     
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    I just heard a clip of the Scumback greenback inspired 100 watt speaker- sounded great. I think that'd work- also, I played a 2-12" with heritage 65's the other day, that's a great sounding speaker I think. Warm and woody like a greenback, a bit smoother I'd say, and I bet they hold together better when pushed.

    If they were in a 4-12" I'd say don't worry just use Chinese Greenbacks but in a 2-12" ya I'd try something with the greenback flavor but higher power.

    i'm starting to really think I'm just not a v30 guy.
     
  8. Scumback Speakers

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    No, I sure haven't, sorry. Going to be an apples to oranges comparison since the H75 is a ceramic magnet vs the Alnico magnet in the Gold.

    You'll want to compare the Scumnico to the Gold to be fair. I know the Scumnico is less bright, with a bit more low end and low mids than the Gold.
     
  9. donbarzini

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    Yes, they can. You need to back off on the bass and gain though. They'll never be as tight as a V30 but they have a character you can't get from any other speaker. A V30 can sound quite good as well depending on what cabinet it's in.
     

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