Celestion 70th anniversary g12h30

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diminishedlogic

what do you guys think of this speaker? I think this may be better for me than the vintage 30s. Do they have a good rep??
 

doctord02

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prior to Scumbag's new line of speakers, they were the best commercial offering out there for my musical tastes.

I'd pick these over V30's any day of the week.
 

scottl

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I dislike V30 tone more than anything. I do like the H30 tone!

I also like the Eminences that have been getting bashed! ;)

What amp are you matching these to? Open or closed back? 2X12 or 4X12?
 
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diminishedlogic

Also how does the avatar hellatone 30 sound? (Broken in version of this speaker.)
 
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diminishedlogic

I'm looking at an open ported 1 x 12. Should I be looking at 2 x 12? I'm matching this to a flexi. Scott I'm going for a reedy kinda sax tone. But probably with more drive and fatter. I'm thinking holdsworth with more gain and fatter.
 

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diminishedlogic

thats some pretty phat ass tone scott. thanks about the flexi clip in advance! The whole eminence thing has left a sour taste in my mouth about emis. nothing personal. I'm just thinking of taken the tried and true route. being a kid with no job and no money.... grrr....
 

propska

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Originally posted by Swarty
The G1230H is too scooped and bright for my tastes.
I agree. I liked the low end, but the highs were a bit too harsh. I do think that mixing a H30 with a V30 sounds pretty good except that they break up at different volumes. I got some weird gain sounds becasue of that. Ultimately I think it depends on what style of music you're going for and what amp you play through. I like the v30 for the higher gain stuff because the sound is so focused in the mids. I prefer the H30 for low to medium gain pushed amp sounds.
 
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diminishedlogic

I was under the impression that this speaker was significantly LESS bright than a vintage 30. Vintage 30 speakers have that obnoxious high mid range spike.
 

Baba

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Originally posted by diminishedlogic
I was under the impression that this speaker was significantly LESS bright than a vintage 30. Vintage 30 speakers have that obnoxious high mid range spike.
Depends on your ears I guess, I agree with propska and swarty, I mix both in a 4x12, and have listened to them both mic'd, while the complete cab sounds good in a room, I NEVER mic the G12H30, always the V30. I may even switch over to all V30's.

All depends on what you're going for, whatever midrange spike the V30's have (according to others) I like it for my style/tones, and midrange will help you cut through a mix more than accentuating bass and treble IMO.
 

dbeeman

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V30s have an annoying upper midrange bump that will make them irritating over time IMHO

Yes, some g12H30s are a liittle ice picky on the upper end -it seems to vary.
 

Swarty

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If fat means full bodied, the Vintage 30. The 30H is quite scooped sounding, which accentuates the lows, but it is void of mids, especially low-mids. With Vintage 30s I hear more of a low-mid spike than a high-mid spike, which to me equals warmth.
 

Rico111

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The G1230H is too scooped and bright for my tastes. I'll take Vintage 30s over them.
I have to agree with Swarty, I have a 5150iii Loaded with two V30h and standing next to it live it sounds great but this past weekend I went wireless and stepped out in front of the stage and it was the most brash sound I could not stand! I have a Scumback 75LD 100w in another combo and I think I will change the 5150 to those
 

Stockta

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How much is your EVH 5150 2x12 broke in?
I have two of those cabs and the one with lots of loud band practice and gigs sounds way smoother. My newer one is still harsh sounding like you mention.
 

gtr777

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I wonder if people that hate V30's play live. That is really where they shine. That upper mid spike does get annoying when playing at home but when playing with a band it's what helps you cut through. Same in recordings it's what makes it stand out in a mix.
 




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