Has anybody tried out WGS G12c and G12c/s speakers?

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  1. GuitarPlaynTaylor

    GuitarPlaynTaylor Member

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    Im looking to get a 12 inch speaker in my PRRI as the Emi Legend that is in there now is too bright and gives up too quickly for me to use as a back up amp... Definitely want an american voiced speaker and WGS seems great from the reviews. Im wondering how much darker the c/s is. Ive had a Rajin Cajin speaker in the PRRI before and it took pedals beautifully and it seems that the c/s would be a similar vibe. Maybe a little more chimey? Can anyone comment? Thanks!
     
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    I believe the "s" means it has a smooth cone
    I have a 212 with G12c's in it. I play my 76 SFPR through it and it sounds HUGE. But it also detracts from what makes it an SFPR. Not in a bad way....just not like a SFPR
     
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    Ragin' Cajun sounds ok, but somewhat dull, lifeless and "wooden" compared to the G12c IMHO. A bit more of a mid-scoop perhaps with the WGS though.
     
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    I've tried all 3 of these speakers in my HRDX. The Eminence Legend was brightest and the G12C/S was the smoothest. The S is just slightly less bright and less spanky than the regular G12C. I also have a PR style amp with a 12" baffle. I tried the G12C in that one. It sounded nice, but I settled on a Weber 12F150 50W in that amp.
     
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    The G12C/S is one of my favorite speakers. I had it in a Vintage Sound.
     
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    I like the wgs g12c/s much better than the ragin' cajun for the princeton. The RCs work well in multi-speaker setups, but I'm not a fan of the character as it is.

    That said. I prefer 10s as a rule in my PRRI, which may discredit my opinion around here. I really like 10s, and I find that the amp benefits from a suitable example. My two favorites to this day are the copperhead by eminence and then the red alnico tone tubby (which was quite different). The wgs g12c/s (in another cab, albeit) is pretty good, but I think I would prefer to get a DRRI rather than run a 12 in a Princeton -- and I bought my amp expecting to do a baffle swap because of its popularity here and on the tele forum.

    The '12c/s is not really a dark speaker. I use it in a tweed deluxe, and it sounds great as long as I control my low end. It'd be bright enough for a PRRI.
     
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    I found the G12CS a bit too warm for me. I could see using it on a bright amp, to tame things. But, I would be going for another speaker on neutral amps or those without bright caps.
     
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    Decisions decisions... Thinking about the et10 as well!
     
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    I prefer the G12C because it has the "sparkle" that the G12C/S doesn't have.
     
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    I paired a G12C with a G10C in a 12x10 pine cabinet ... a big winner. So much so, I'm using the same scheme in a 2x12 tweed combo I just got. Using a 12 to 10 converter on one of the the baffle holes. These two speakers sound beautiful together.
    MD
     
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    I have that combination in my SG twin... Super fender sparkle. The s breaks up a little more. I also have the tens in an open back pine cab.
     

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