Good 12" speaker for 6L6s?

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  1. omfg51

    omfg51 Member

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    This speaker is in an older Traynor YCV40WR. Before this speaker, I had a Vintage 30 in my amp but it got soaked at an outdoor gig, so this was the replacement I got in a pinch.

    I haven't taken it out since as I've been using other amps, but I am digging this amp again and would like to get a nice speaker in there.

    What are your suggestions?

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  2. Heady Jam Fan

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    Anything you disliked about the V30? Otherwise, those are great speakers and it might make sense just to get another. I'm using Steamboat Hemp 100 speakers in both my amps: Mesa Mark III & Fender Deluxe Reverb. Loud, smooth, balanced.
     
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    The Vintage 30 was ok, but to me, it really didn't seem like anything special. Honestly, I think I may actually prefer the sound of this speaker to that one, but I'd like to try something else.
     
  4. Rumble5

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    I wouldn't think that a single 30-watt speaker (the G12L-30) would last long in a 6L6 amp which normally put out around 40 watts or so. The Vintage 30 at least handles 65 watts.

    I'm guessing the Traynor is a 40-watt amp. In that case I'd want at least a 65-watt speaker. I just blew a few 40-watt alnico speakers (totaling 80 watts) in a 40-watt Pro Reverb so I'm going back to 65-watt ceramics.

    If you want British style speakers there's the Creamback, and both Weber and Scumnico offer nice 65-watt versions.
     
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    WGS G12C/S smooth cone. Full sounding and softens the top end slightly without dulling it. Still has plenty of articulation.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Creamback H. I think it's Celestion's best all-rounder.
     

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