Celestion Blue in VOX make diff??

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  1. cray2008

    cray2008 Member

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    So I am in the process of upgrading my greenbacks in my ac30 to the celestion blue alnicos. Will this make my vox more bright sounding and less dark... or am I just a tone chaser?
     
  2. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Great choice for a Vox. Just let them break in.

    Emee
     
  3. SkipTracer

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    It will sound probably sound brighter, but it's not something you can't dial out if you don't like it. (That's what the Cut knob is for.)

    AC30 / Alnico Blue is THE classic combination. However, I think Greenbacks work really well, too. If I were you, I'd start by swapping only one of your Greenbacks for a Blue. That should get you nice woody Greenback tone and extra sparkle from the Blue.
     
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    Have you ever considered an eminence red fang? It's eminence take on the blue. I have an almost new one for sale that I am taking out of my AC30 to replace with a green. Maybe a swap is in order.
     
  5. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    The Blues will almost certainly sound brighter. They'll probably sound a bit harsh at first too, if they're brand new. But after an hour or two of loud playing, they'll break in and will sound fantastic. There is nothing that sounds better with an AC30 than Celestion Blue Alnicos, IMHO.
     
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    dirtyguitar Supporting Member

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    I love silly questions - really. But C-ray, are you kidding? Brighter, better mids, better lows more dynamics, etc... You are kidding, right?
     
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    I feel the reverse. I really prefer the greenbacks. So it's certainly a question of the ears.
     
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    Vox amps NEED blues of some kind IMHO.
     
  9. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    hah! It always is. ;)
     
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    Alnicos are a must in AC30's IMO.
     
  11. Peppy

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    Yes, the greenbacks still sound good. I have the blues in my TBX but also like the TB.
     
  12. benjisaynomore

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    Greenbacks will be better for a more gain scenario. Blues make it sparkle and sound huge IMHO. I prefer blues hands down.

    Haven't tried weber's or red fangs though...so those may be good alternatives...some prefer greenbacks as well.
     
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    I have an Avatar 2x12 that i use with an matchless copy head, with one celestion blue and one warehouse black and blue. After a good break in time, we recorded both speakers simultaneously with two mics, and they sounded VERY similar. It seemed like there was a tad more high end with the warehouse, but nothing an EQ change wouldn't fix
     
  14. voxer

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    fwiw, when you dozens of hours on them, that's when they start to really smooth out...
     

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