Compare Cannabis Rex & G12H30 in a DRRI

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  1. Blues Jr

    Blues Jr Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking of swapping out the Jensen P12Q speaker in my DRRI. It's sounds a little too thin, and bright. I've done the bright cap clip, and only play through the vibrato channel, so i pulled the tube from V1.

    After doing a search, it seems these 2 speakers, the Cannabis Rex, and the Celestion G12H30 get mentioned alot as good replacements. Only problem i could not find any details on how they compare to eachother sound wise.
    Wondering if anyone has used both, and wouldn't mind posting a few details.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Blues Jr

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    Anyone?.........
     
  3. Guy from Idaho

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    ok, to my ears, the CR will be slightly darker and break up a little sooner and more smoothly, the 12H30 will have a bell-like clean tone with solid bottom and slightly less mids. I like both but slightly prefer the CR as I'm usually going for a tweedier sound, using les paul rather than single coils, ymmv. -GFI

    p.s. I dig them both WAY more than that Jensen, which sounds thin and farty to me. With either one, your amp will be a little heavier, but it's worth it
     
  4. J-P Twang

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    +1, But I would prefer the G12H30. I really liked the C rex but I don't think it sounds like a Fender. In my opinion the C rex was smooth and inspiring and all, but just too dark for a fender type sound. So IMO the G12H is a better choice.

    You should also check out the Celestion Gold or the Weber Silver Bell Alnico.
     
  5. Mullenski

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    Can't help with the comparison, but love the CR in mine. No further desire to clip the bright cap.
     
  6. telejammer

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    I have the same amp and did the bright clip and swapped out the Jensen for a Celestion G12H-80, works well even lows,mids, ans no high spike of the Jensen.
     
  7. John55

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    Once it gets here I'm putting a Scumbak M75 in my BFDR. It's had a CR in it the past few years and I have no complaints. But I want to try a different tone so we'll see! The G12H30 is a bit light in the mids and bright up top to my ears. BF Fenders are voiced exactly that way so I wanted a speaker that was more mid heavy and not too bright up top. IIRC, Robben Ford used a Celestion 12-65 in his deluxe and that tone is as good as BF tone gets to my ears.
     
  8. Blues Jr

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    Thanks just what i wanted to know.
     
  9. J-P Twang

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    I A/B:d the G12H30 and the Celestion Gold and they where very close. However, i kept the Gold in the amp. I am very pleased.

    On the other hand... Some prefer the Silver Bell over the Gold.
    :confused:
     

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