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Eminence LOVE thread!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Tag, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    As with the other thread........with all of the bashing, there MUST be many other guys who love them! I am one! I have 3 older Eminence 10" speakers in my UG 30, and I think they KILL! I flip between these and the Celestion G12H30s. They both sound killer! GREAT speakers to my ear, and no cone cry at all with these. :dude

    At first, I thought they were a bit inefficient for my taste, but now I CRAVE them! :AOK So who else here digs them as well? :confused:
     
  2. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

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    Love 'em.
    Very supportive company too!
    Thanks, Tag.
     
  3. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I have one in my '65 Princeton Reverb and really like the sound of it. It sounds the way a guitar should, at least to me.

    I also have a Cannibis Rex in another cab, but haven't gotten much use out of it yet. I did have some problems with the speaker initially, but my dealer took care of the problem with no fuss.

    In general, if a product doesn't work for me I don't spend hours on-line bashing it. I vote with my wallet and buy something else.

    Bryan
     
  4. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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    Totally satisfied with the 4 Private Jack's in my 412. No cone cry, no issues, sound incredible.
     
  5. claptonisgood

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    +1:D
     
  6. G'OlPeachPhan

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    Red Fangs are my favorite of all AlNiCo speakers I've tried... the list includes Celestion Blues and Weber P12N's. Celestion may have the most famous AlNiCo speaker, but I think Eminence PERFECTED the AlNiCo speaker! It has great chime, thick harmonic-rich mids, and a tight bottom even when pushed that Cele Blues can only dream about. I would chose the Fangs over the Blues even if the Blues weren't ridiculously overpriced.
     
  7. Buffaloe

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    I replaced a EV12L in my Em 50 with a Tonker, and I've been very pleased with the speaker. I had a Weber Chicago that had cone cry in a Jenkins cab powered by a Fuchs Bassman head mod. It hurt my teeth. The problem was solved by deciding I no longer wanted a head/cab setup, selling all of the above as seperate components, and buying the Em 50, which had a Fane in it which I hated, even though it didn't have cone cry. Smoetimes things just work out differently from what you expected.
     
  8. tga-3

    tga-3 Supporting Member

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    My favorite cab is a Roccaforte 1 X 12 open-back loaded with a Governor.....it's THE speaker I was looking for, out-performs everything else I've tried.
    FWIW,
    Rick
     
  9. dfarrar

    dfarrar Silver Supporting Member

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    I just picked up a new Splawn 4x12 loaded with gov's and wizards in an X pattern. No cone cry here. Awesome....just awesome.
     
  10. DaveK

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    After decades of not having much choice in speakers,I'm happier than hell with the new Eminence line.I was really diggin' the Govs and PJs,but heard enough about the Wizards I had to try 'em. Absolutely kicked my ass from the first note.:dude
    Cranked in 2x12s or 4x12s,whether clean,crunch or gained out metal, they are a favorite. No issues,no complaints,just pure high decibel love.:p
     
  11. ericb

    ericb Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep I have a 1x12 Carolina Cabs cab with a Governor and it's 1 of the best sounding cab/speaker combo's I've ever heard.. I absolutely love my 2 Cannabis Rexes too in a Naylor 2x12 I have. I even like them more as 1x12's believe it or not! I also love the Red Fangs I have.. Great stuff.

    ERIC
     
  12. jetguitargary

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    Just received my three Copperhead 10's yesterday and quicky installed them in my Vibro-King replacing the Blue Frames. I have to say I'm impressed! No cone cry, warm, full, but also extended. Fun to play. Maybe a little bit closed-in compared to the Blue Frames but without that bit of shrillness that's always bugged me in the Vibro-King. Just what I was hoping for! I can't wait for them to fully break-in! They already sound better today than yesterday as I keep pounding them. Damn that Vibro-king is a loud mother! What??

    Gary Mulder

    Mulder Audio X-Cables
     
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    The Tonker is King! Long live the King!
     
  14. Guitarzan

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    Love them. They are a great company. Love the Copperheads and Legend series for 10's, and the Wizards are the best new speaker I've ever heard. 2 wizards in a 2x12 cab is an awesome versatile cab. G12 type killer sound and power handling for anything you throw at it!!
     
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    Love the Tonkers and the Swamp Thangs. Haven't tried any others for an extended time, but these 2 do it for me.
    Randall
     
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    Love my Texas Heats and Ragin Cajun!
     
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    Man, as an audience member (and having spent a fair amount of time up close and personal with them), I love the Legend 105-8's in Tommy Castro's rig. Rippin' great tone.
     
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    Sort of +1.

    I still think Blues can be breathtaking, but the Red Fang is a better fit with my Mayfly BC30. Is also sounds just stellar when I plug a Princeton Reverb into it.

    I've heard super Reverend and Tone King branded Eminence speakers too.

    I like Celestions, I like Eminence...it's all good.
     
  19. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    The old G12H30s are still my faves. Nothing has unseated them yet. But the recent Eminence speakers have definitely earned a spot in the lineup with their power-handling capabilities, good overall sound and decent performance. Love is a bit too strong a term for me at this stage...but I'm definitely happy I own them.
     
  20. Macaroni

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    I've got a Red Fang and a Ragin Cajun in the same cabinet and both are great. I've also got a Two Rock 12-65 which is made by Eminence and that's breaking in nicely too.

    Other favorites are the Scumback SA12-75 (Weber made Celestion clone), and my new favorites are the Fane AXA12 - what an amazing high powered alnico speaker, and the George Scholz/Harry Joyce - amazing detail, punch and feel. I've ordered the "new and improved" model too.

    Variety is the spice of life and tone! More voices to speak guitar with.
     

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