Celestion Gold 12

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  1. fuzzface71

    fuzzface71 Member

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    Why the hell did they only drill 4 screw holes? Seriously passing me off!! I want to put it in my DR, but I can't!

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    I mean I also had the Celestion Gold 10, and that one had 8 holes! What gives?!!

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  2. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Hacksaw on the studs will do the trick.
     
  3. Figaro

    Figaro Supporting Member

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    It's Fender's fault for having too many mounting bolts! :D
     
  4. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Drill four more holes in the frame.
     
  5. celestion101

    celestion101 Silver Supporting Member

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    Sorry....was not my call. But to keep it fun the new Cream Alnico has 8!!
     
  6. 55hz

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    More info on the Cream! Lol.
     
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    Rumblefish Silver Supporting Member

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    Scumnico's rule! Try them instead.Drill holes if needed.
     
  8. JeffHaddad

    JeffHaddad Supporting Member

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    You can try backing the screws out of the baffle, or get a replacement baffle for the DR.
     
  9. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Exactly.
    As a Fender fan and player, I've never understood why they have the studs. They just do.
    On a side note, I've poked a hole in a speaker when swapping on a Fender due to the stupid studs.:FM
    Four mounting holes are plenty for any guitar speaker and all that's required are holes. :cool:
     
  10. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    If you're a Fender fan and player then you know the tweed and brown amps had four studs in a plywood baffle. They went to eight with the blackface amps because of the composite baffle.
     
  11. fuzzface71

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    I really don't want to cut the studs on my '65 Deluxe Reverb. I also don't want to drill a hole on the gold (in case I might have to sell).I think I'll just get a new replacement/spare baffle grill. :(
     
  12. bschultzjames

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    Count me as a vote for a new baffle. Easy to make and easy to reverse if you ever have to sell the amp.

    Also count me as a vote for using a gold. It's my favorite speaker!


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  13. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I thought all Celestions have four holes.
     
  14. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    The cost of a new baffle is greater than the loss of a few dollars on a speaker with four extra holes drilled in the frame. Some folks may want a gold with the extra mounting holes, as you do right now.


    It seems some of the new Celestions are coming with eight holes.
     
  15. Steve73

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    I drilled my Gold so it would go into my Pro Reverb. It was a tense few moments but glad I did, sounds awesome!
     
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    wookiefoot Gold Supporting Member

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    FS: Custom Celestion Gold 12" with 8 holes - you're welcome.

    If done with a bit of care I don't think people would balk at having the flexibility.
     
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    s360guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Keep the speaker, lose the amp. ;)

    Whatever you do, the struggle with this combo sounds like it could be a winner. Good Luck!
     
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    Replacement baffle....you can get one drilled with t-nut (as a proper baffle should be) for less than $75. Think of it as a good chance to try a new grill cloth. And this will serve to preserve the cloth on a '65 BF should you ever go to sell.
     
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    Yeah, I think this would be the best option. I'm just worried to do it my self. If I bring it to a pro, would cost more $ maybe..

    Where can I get one?
     
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