G12H30 55Hz Blackbacks: Yea or Nay???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by grantford, Jan 25, 2008.


  1. grantford

    grantford Member

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Need some quick feedback on these speakers. Only familiar with G12M25 75Hz version so any info appreciated. yes I will use the search function as well. Don't have much time. Thanks!

    Grant :dude
     
  2. stuffedshirt

    stuffedshirt Member

    Messages:
    36
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    I'd say leave the bass speakers for the bass player. I'd also recommend saving your money and just buy the Warehouse Guitar Speakers. They are wonderfull for less than half the price of the big name, but same chinese parts company.
     
  3. grantford

    grantford Member

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Thanks for the reply. I already have a 4x12 with G12M25 75Hz speakers. I need info on how the G12H30 55Hz speakers compare sonically. THanks
     
  4. wilder

    wilder Member

    Messages:
    769
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    I think they are more scooped than the 25 watters. I've got a mid-70s slant cab with them and I prefer the 25 watt 75hz blackbacks over them for guitar. However it depends on your application. They have a lot of top end cut so they really jump out of the mix in a band situation and provide lots of note definition.
     
  5. jgyn

    jgyn Member

    Messages:
    5,265
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Location:
    san francisco
    I like mine alot. They're originals in a Marshall 1982A bass cabinet ('120 watts').
     
  6. sickboy79

    sickboy79 Member

    Messages:
    9,783
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago
    Big yeah from me. I've got a mid-70s 1982A as well with the 55hz G12H30s. Hands down one of my favorite speakers. Nice tight bottom, smooth highs, and punchy mids. I don't hear the scoop all that much. I highly recommend these.
     
  7. s2khawk

    s2khawk Member

    Messages:
    381
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    dropped to 3rd drunkest city in US
    these are all ive used the past 3 years loaded in 2x12s hey are amazing. I have 70's ones and they seem to work well with all types of high end tube heads, just my .02
     
  8. 908SSP

    908SSP Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,795
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Michigan
    I had an original quad from 70's. I had a quad of Scumbacks at the same time and preferred the fatter darker tone of the Scumbacks mind you the Blackbacks weren't as bright as the later reissues but they were brighter than the Scummies.
     
  9. grantford

    grantford Member

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    So it sounds like these would pair up nice with a darker sounding plexi, but maybe not as much with an aggressive metalface JMP or JCM 800. Reason i am asking is those are the 3 amps I have:JAM
     
  10. sickboy79

    sickboy79 Member

    Messages:
    9,783
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago
    They would sound fantastic with any of those amps. I use mine with just about every amp I have - which on the Marshall side includes a 71 50w smallbox, 72 SuperLead, 73 SuperBass, 79 JMP 2204, Jubilee 50w head, and a DSL 50.
     
  11. s2khawk

    s2khawk Member

    Messages:
    381
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    dropped to 3rd drunkest city in US
    my blackbacks are extremely aggressive and gritty and defined also. they have that upper mids hump that gels perfectly with british flavored amps!
     
  12. SQUAREHEAD

    SQUAREHEAD Supporting Member

    Messages:
    971
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada

    Agreed!!!!!!!!!!
    My fav's too, Bro!!!

    The best, period!:AOK

    keith
     

Share This Page