Celestion G12M heritage vs G12C

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by louis, May 16, 2011.

  1. louis

    louis Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Hi there ! I have a chance in buying one or another at a great price,

    Anyone of you ever a/bed the Celestion G12M heritage vs G12C ?

    G12C are in Hendrix cab and Vintage Modern cabs 425a and b

    G12M heritage are sold alone or in a EVH 5150 III cabs.

  2. somethin'else

    somethin'else Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I've been interested in checking out the G12Cs too.

    The Heritage is 96db and the G12C is 98db... I think?

    Also, though they are both in the family of Greenbacks, they are different cones.

    The G12M Heritage and the EVH are a 11914 cone, and the G12C is the 53H1777 cone, like it's other Celestion G12M (non Heritage) brethren.

    G12C was a limited run for the Hendrix amps, made in UK, then production changed to China for the VM Series. Possibly the tooling was sent over?

    I'd think the UK and China G12C might be not much difference. Same for the regular Greenbacks (China 53H1777), should All sound good. However, the UK Alnico Blue vs China Vox Blue show a Huge difference in sound. There's a Youtube of the A/B and it's fairly drastic.

    The Heritage is a different animal.

    I "heard" or gathered around, that there's a bit of G12H30 attitude on those G12Cs, but I'm just adding that in for fun.

    I might head over to GC to see if they have a VM cab in to check out.
    Happy Hunting!
  3. Evansexcellent

    Evansexcellent Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    I love my Marshall 425a. The G12c are awesome. Killer tone for both clean and dirty. They are said to be made in England. I haven't a/bed them but from what I remember I think the is a tiny bit brighter but could be wrong.
  4. louis

    louis Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Thank's guy's !!

    Is there a way or code to look for on the C's for Japan ??

  5. MRscratch

    MRscratch Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    vancouver canada
    the made in england ones have the solder tabs. the chinese ones have the push on tabs.
    great speaker. i have a A cab. and the hendrix super 100 jh

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