Celestion G12H30 VS The BLUE

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  1. KenSea

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    looking for feedback on the two. I have heard the G12H30 has better bass and balance top to bottom, but maybe the Blue is sweeter sounding.? Which would sound better at lower volumes?
     
  2. Pentode

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    Yes, the G12H has much better bass and is overall more balanced, however the blue is sweeter and smoother sounding and has a lot of rich harmonic complexity and chime.
     
  3. riffmeister

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    the Blue definitely has the mojo, esp when used with lower wattage amps.
     
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    Personally, I've not heard a better speaker (especially for lower wattage amps) than the Celestion Blue. For some reason, the Celestion reissue H30s (haven't heard the Heritage H30 yet) have a weird low-mid thingy that just annoys me. The Blues are unreal....worth every penny. If it were me, that would be my choice for almost any amp.

    What is the amp in question?


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  5. Mr.Hanky

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    You really have to try the heritage series, both are fantastic.
     
  6. Pentode

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    Hanky, how does the Heritage G12 compare to the G12H?
     
  7. Mr.Hanky

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    Which, the G12H or G12M.

    The H is similar but has more (and nicer) mids, mine is still new and a tad harsh. From what I hear the G12H needs to be pummeled or a while to smoothe out.

    The G12M sounds great right out of the box.
     
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    Another question for you Hanky: In your opinion (as I know you're a real Greenback fan), how does the Heritage M compare to the reissue Celestion Greenback?

    Thanks,


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  9. Mr.Hanky

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    Not as harsh in the top end, first off.
    Different midrange, but not drastic.
    The main thing for me is that they have this organic papery tone to them, killer mids, smooth highs and nice lows.

    They also have a different feel to them, which is impossible to write about, that one you simply have to play to appreciate.

    As you pointed out though, I love G12H's and GB's, that is what I was using before the heritages came out.
    So keep that in mind, I am very much a les paul marshall kinda guy.
     
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    No, that's good, as I'm considering speakers for my TopHat 2x12 closed back cab, used with my Emplex 50. Right now that cab has a V30/GB pair, which is okay, but kinda lacking that something special...cluttered mids, I'd say...which is odd, as when these speakers are wired in parallel (they're in series now) it is a totally different story!

    Thanks for the info!


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    I put one in my Club Royale too Dave, it is fantastic in that amp!

    They are also 1DB less effecient then current GB's, this can be a great thing if your current rig is too loud.
     
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    Okay, now I have to get one... :)


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  13. THROBAK

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    I have both the Blue and the G12H30.

    The difference is not major between the two. The G12H30 has plenty of chime and mojo and in a blind test I'm not so sure that most would consider the Blue the winner.

    As cheap as you can get an Avatar Hellatone 30 there is nothing to lose when you compare it to the price of a Blue.
     
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    i have 2 alnico blues, a weber c1230-55 (g12h bass cone) and a 30w alnico silver bell.

    I prefer weber's g12h (in a bogner OS cab).
    (Perhaps I should also say that I grew up listning to AC/DC).
     
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    I'm having a 212 cab built with a blue AND a 12h30.
    I hear that those spkrs work together very well!
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    I find the G12H30 to be very scooped sounding and the blue much more balanced... a bit ragged/raw which to me is not a bad thing at all.
     
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    There is a fairly good review of both Heritage series Celestons in the October Guitar Player mag.

    The heritage G12H is not as scooped as the standard.
     
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    My interpretation, too. The Blue is the best sounding rock guitar speaker for low wattage amps that I've tried.
     

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