Greenback G10 vs Creamback G10 ??

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  1. wreckmark

    wreckmark Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have any experience in comparing these two Celestion’s?
    The Greenback is 95db & 30 watts and Creamback is 96db & 45 watts. Both have the same magnet weight and frequency range.

    Besides that, how do they compare in sound and feel?
     
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    Bump.
    Interested in how either of these would sound in a Vibrolux Reverb and if the lows would stay tight.
     
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    There don’t seem to be many in circulation yet. I was trying to research these and the only thing of substance I could find was from a Sweetwater customer review who said something like... Not as much midrange punch as the gold but slightly more efficient and smoother top than the greenback.
     
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    I'm interested in getting a Komet 4x10 cab and was thinking of a Gold/GB or Gold/Creamback combination.
     
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    I’m going to order a StoneAge 2x10B soon and I’m going to go with the G10 Gold and G10 Creamback in it. Just trying to make up my mind on the look of the thing.
     
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    Has ANYONE used both of these speakers?
     
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    I'm afraid I've only used the Creamback in the new Mark V:25 combo, but holy poop it is awesome! Very impressed. That amp kills; doesn't sound boxy, really does a fantastic job. I definitely recommend it.
     
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    Their respective graphs say quite a bit, though.
     
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    I have the creamback, greenback and gold tens. I will set up a 2 * 10 and do some comparisons. Hopefully I can get it done this weekend.

    @GAT I will run the gold and creamback together. The gold and greenback sound good together. 2 golds sound great with my K29
     
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    Awesome! Thanks.
    I am interested in how they
    compare to each other. Not really how they sound together or mix with others.

    I’m thinking about 4 of one or the other in a 4-10 cab.
    Or 3 in a Bandmaster type setup.
    I have Gold 10’s and know what they sound like. Love’em.
    But want to know more about the Greenback vs Creamback 10.
     
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    Thanks!!! I have 2 10" Golds in my Germino Super and I have run the K29 into those and they sound great. I might want a little more bite though.
     
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    I just bought that amp too. I’m very happy with it.
     
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    Guys,

    Here is what I found using 2 *10 dumble style cabs. K29 Vol and thrust around 11:00, Cut about 1:30. This is what I heard ( not measured )

    1 greenback - mids with crunchy hi end
    1 creamback - lower mid emphasis. less hi end crunch, smoother
    2 golds - mids but has some of the greenback hi end crunch. Forward sounding, likely best cut in a band mix compared to the above

    1 green , 1 gold splits the difference. Fuller sounding, but still cuts
    1 creamback, 1 gold more low mids, lacked some sparkle and texture. Smoother or duller, depending on your perspective. Turning the cut knob up dialed some of this out, bright switch really did not

    1 old vintage 10 type, 1 gold. More upper mid cut than other combos, but NOT ear bleeding treble. If I wanted more cut than than 2 golds I might go with one of the newer cele 10" g10n-40 ceramics (although I have not tested it, just by looking at the response graphs)


    Hope this helps
     
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    I have tested the Gold vs. the g10n in a Tex Amps Bernie. The g10n-40 has the Greenback characteristics to my ears, except the high end crunch mentioned above for the Greenback is replaced with a more chimey tone that you would think is coming out of a Gold. Best of both worlds to my ears. Note that it is several db and lbs less than the Gold if that is needed.
     
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    Sounds like 3 or 4 Greenback 10's might have a more full flavored spectrum than 3 or 4 Creamback 10's. Creambacks might be too lowy and not enough high mids and hi crunch......?
     
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    Had a greenback in my Marshall SV combo it was a good but the v type has the highs I like, might try it again sometime.
     
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    Greenback G10 vs Creamback G10 ??
     
  19. BFC

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    Sounds like you need one of each in a 3x10. :D
     
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  20. dbeeman

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    Depends on what you like, what amp /guitar etc.

    Creamback has less apparent upper end response, and fuller low mids.
    Greenback seems to have more high end and even a bit more bass.

    For the K29 I preferred the greenback. For a more dumbly sound maybe the creamback, or if I had an amp with lots of hi mids, like an old valco I might use the creamback ... in fact I may try it in my Dirty Girl Coronado which currently has scumback tens.
     
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