Celestion Blues

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  1. CADdrafter

    CADdrafter Senior Member

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    Anyone have experience with these speakers?

    What would you say are the pros/cons?
     
  2. SW33THAND5

    SW33THAND5 Member

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    get a weber blue dog AlNiCo for less dough.


    (i know that doesn't answer your question...but there you are!)
     
  3. stratovarius

    stratovarius Supporting Member

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    The Blues are perfect at doing the critical task of rounding off the top end without getting muddy. They kill the fizz but not the clarity. That's what I love about them.

    The only con as far as I'm concerned is the power handling. Supposedly they have a flabby bass response, but I haven't particularly noticed it. I think most of the complaints seem to come form the drop-tuning crowd, so apparently they're not for metal. That being said, I have no issues putting the high gain to them.
     
  4. 908SSP

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    For the brightest smoothest top end nothing beat the Blues [Webbers aren't close]. For more bottom and slightly less top the Scumnicos sound killer, Beano all the way. For warm and smooth even less top and more bottom the TT Hemp Alnicos. I have tried all the budget alnicos they always sound well budget in comparison.
     
  5. clamdip7714

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    Great speakers, low wattage, high price. I like my Fane 12-30 which is similar to a point but can handle 100 watts.
     
  6. Hand of Doom

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    I just put a Blue in my Clark Beaufort Special. Man, what an amazing combo the 5E3 and Blue!
     
  7. decay-o-caster

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    If power handling is a problem, try the Gold. Near as dammit to the Blue tone, takes 50 watts. Both are incredibly sweet, detailed, smooth on top but chimy. Seems a contradiction but somehow they make it work.
     
  8. 3 Mile Stone

    3 Mile Stone Silver Supporting Member

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    The Scumnicos are not on the web page. Are they new or did I miss them?
     
  9. jamison162

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    I'll have to disagree. I am one who was very dissapointed by the Gold I tried.
     
  10. jerrybic

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    I have an Eminence Alnico Red Fang in my Vox AC30 and it sounds amazing. It depends on what you're playing through, but through the Vox, it's definitely not a $100+ tone difference in my opinion. Again, depending on what your style is, but the biggest "con" I saw with the blues was clean headroom. To some people that's OK though too. Personal taste I guess.
     
  11. teleamp

    teleamp Senior Member

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    I like Blues, but the prices have gone up and I am going to try a Warehouse Black & Blue Alnico (I ordered it a fews days ago and will post findings soon).
    There is a company in Austin that rebuilds new Blues to their specs, so they are pricy and I have not tried them yet.

    MikeY
     
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    Why?
     

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