HELP...1x12 speaker suggestion for Carmen Ghia head?

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  1. jtw

    jtw Member

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    Ok, my head is absolutely spinning. I've been looking for a new speaker to run with my Ghia head and there are so many options, descriptions, and tonal references out there that I'm getting overwhelmed. I need my GP bretheren to help me out on this one...

    Currently I have an Eminence Wizard loaded in a J Design 1x12 open back cabinet. Speaker sounds great, but is incredibly LOUD and a bit too bright for me. Ideally, I'm looking for a 12" speaker that is less efficient and darker than the Wizard. I'd like some more breakup at lower volumes.

    Thanks everybody for any suggestions!
     
  2. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

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    Eminence Legend GB12 is one choice - sort of a darker, higher-wattage Greenback.
     
  3. esoteric pete

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    i bought a ghia, and needed a cab quick, so i grabbed a new 1x12 Z cab w/ a vintage 30 from mass street and it has a removable middle panel on the back, so you effectively have a closed back, or open back, whenever you like. pretty cool IMO

    a little pricey, but sounds great, and looks cool under the lil' ghia!
     
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    Eminence Tonespotter: "Very smooth and warm with a fat bottom end and highs that cut through the mix. Warm and thick overtones." 100db as opposed to the 103db of the Wizard.
     
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    I like a Greenback with mine. Its also has less volume than a V30.
     
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    I'd recommend something very efficient if you need enough clean headroom to play over a drummer. A Celestion Blue sounds great. In my experience a greenback didn't cut through the band enough without micing. A Mesa Black Shadow was 'better'. YMMV...

    Oooops, if you want quieter and less bright, the IS the way to go.
     

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