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G12-65 opinions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Patch, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Patch

    Patch Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi!

    I found an old beat up home made cab. I decided to check what kind of speakers were inside and I found a quad of Celestion. It's written in black "ROLA-Celestion, Ipswich, England", G12-65, 15 ohms, on a white label. On the metal frame there's T 3054.

    Didn't have the time to try them yet.

    Are they good speakers? What year? Any idea of the value of these? Are they desirable?

    Thanks for any information.:)
     
  2. HeeHaw

    HeeHaw Member

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    IMO, best damned speaker Celestion ever made. The Weber versions of it are great!:AOK
     
  3. Buckeyedog

    Buckeyedog Supporting Member

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    +1 about the Weber versions......I have two of them and they are great.
     
  4. murkat

    murkat I like sea otters

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    you'll hate them, you'll hate them sooo much that you'll end up sending them to me so I can rid you of those awful tone robbing speakers..... really. ;)
     
  5. clunk

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    Love 'em.

    Clunk
     
  6. GreenTea

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    Fantastic speaker! (NO comparison to the G-12 70)
     
  7. AlexF

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    we've discussed this at length here before, nice speakers PROVIDED they have lead (1777) not Bass (444) cones.
    Al
     
  8. Sparky6string

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    I know they're highly regarded but they seem to be mainly used in a 4x12 configuration. How do they perform in a 1x12 combo?
     
  9. DavidS

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    Robben Ford's Deluxe Reverb with a G12-65 sounds great, but anything he plays thru sounds good. I have a 70s Fender 2x12 small open back cab with G12-65s and they sound fantastic with my Fuchs or my Marshall 2061x.
     
  10. el34power

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    can you elaborate... I know you have tried a crap load of cones. I would like you "tone" description, say compared to GB RI, emis...
     
  11. JohnK24

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    Aren't these the speakers that the Eminence Tonespotter is based on ?

    J
     
  12. HeeHaw

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    The G1265 is similar sounding to a greenback but has less piercing highs than the greenback and G12H30. The large dustcone helps control the highs. Being rated at 65 wattts, it's still kind of crucnchy but holds together far better than a greenback. Some people refer to them as a darker speaker, but they work really well with my Marshall clones.
     
  13. HeeHaw

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    Supposedly. Back when the tonespotters first came out we tried them and under high volumes, they had a wierd rubber band sound with certain notes around C, C#, and D. I thought they sounded similar to the G1265, but just seemed to be missing something. Who's to say, but maybe eminence fixed that issue by now???
     
  14. donbarzini

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    Hmmmm, the G12-65's may be a good choice for my pair of 1x12 wet cabs since the G12M's are my main dry tone.
     
  15. imjustadrummer

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    I'm using a Weber alnico 1265 in an Earcandy 1x12 and it sounds great... tames the gainy high end of my Mesa and handles the Univalve very well. There is a noticeable difference b/w it and a GB. Check out Southbay Ampworks site for speaker sound clips. They make versions of the G12M, G12H and G12-65 that sound great in the clips and you can appreciate the difference b/w the three speakers as well...
    Enjoy!
     
  16. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Supporting Member

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    I love them in a 4x12, hate them in a 1x12 combo.
     
  17. muddy

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    for whatever reasons, the g12-50s gets passed over, which means you can usually get good deals (when you can find them). and what undiscovered gems they are! scotty turned me onto them. i have one in a 2x12 mini-slant with a scummy m75-8 on top, and it gives the smaller cab the girth of a 4x12; BIG sound!


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  18. thesplawnster

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    Isn't celestion supposedly making a reissue of the 65?
     
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    Yes its finally out now, I got called a terrible liar when I first reported it 12 months or so back. Its not worth the money though, the G12H30 is still a much better speaker...
    Al
     
  20. conundrum

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    I find that G12-65's are the ultimate speaker to mix and match with. Just put 2 in a 4x12 with 2 bright speakers and :drool Crunchy, articulate, thick midrange. Might not be bassy enough for some people, but that's what 8x10's are for.:AOK
     

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