Hiwatt speaker recommendation that isn't Fane

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  1. Salmonlust

    Salmonlust Member

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    Just sold my small combo amp that I used at home and ordered a Hiwatt T20 head and need a 1x12 cab for it to use at home. Instead of buying one with a greenback or a v30 (which I've read aren't ideal with hiwatt'ish amps) I thought I'd just buy an empty one and my choice of speaker.

    I realise that according to most the only speaker for Hiwatts is Fane but I really wanna hear some other opinions.

    I've been looking at the g12h-75 and g12m-65 creambacks and the Eminence Tonker. But I've gotten somewhat interested by the Emincence Maverick and Reignmaker speakers due to their FDM attenuation technology.

    Anyways, I was just looking for some opinions and suggestions since 90% of my googling results are Fane.
     
  2. Mr. Bertha

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    Why the aversion to Fane?

    Of the speakers you mentioned, I'd avoid the g1275t. It's a fine speaker, but it's eq curve is dipped in the mids - that's not a great choice for a hiwatt. It can be a great choice for a mid-heavy Marshall doing certain types of music and personal preference will often vary, but hiwatts don't have those exaggerated mids.
     
  3. Salmonlust

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    Two reasons. First, I live in an area where shipping can be quite pricey depending on the distributer and I can't seem to find a way to buy a Fane (a new one that is) without having to pay a sizeable sum in shipping and related costs. Whereas common speakers like celestions and eminence are easier to aquire. Second, I would just like to see what others recommend. I know that a fane is going to be great with a hiwatt but if people also happen to love using a certain speaker with their hiwatt, it might steer me in that direction.

    Also, thanks for the tip.
     
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    Fane is currently doing their own take of the G12H 75 watt speaker so I can't imagine a Creamback G12H75 would be a bad speaker for a hiwatt. That is not the same thing as a G12T75. A G12T75 has a smaller magnet than the Creamback and a larger dust cap and is more mid scooped. The Creamback has a smaller dust cap and more midrange than the T75. Personally I love my Creambacks but I've only used them with Marshall style amps and my old Mark V I used to have (they sounded fantastic with that amp btw).
     
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  5. Mr. Bertha

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    I hear you. Fanes are hard to come by where I am too...although it's been better lately I think -- Avatar and Reverb seem to both have Fanes available somewhat regularly. I wish I had more/better advice about what speakers to use -- maybe try these?

    https://www.tedweber.com/fc12f

    Cheers
     
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  8. wickedcookie

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    WGS et65 or et90.

    65 for a slightly softer edge with more give when pushed, and a bit more emphasis in the mids by comparison.

    90 for a stiffer feel with more punch when pushed, and a bit more lows and highs by comparison for a slightly fuller tone.

    Both are quite reasonable new, but shipping would still likely be expensive.
     
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  9. Salmonlust

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    WGS over the creamback? it would actually be a little bit more expensive to get the WGS.
     
  10. wickedcookie

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    In my opinion, yes. WGS over most of the many (many, many) speakers I have paired with my dr504.

    I can't speak to the expense, the ETs are very affordable new from the manufacturer, but as I said shipping would likely be the deal-breaker if there were one.

    Between the two creambacks, I very much preferred the H to the M with my amp. If those are the options you have boiled down to, I recommend the Creamback H.
     
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    I am wondering about the EVM or JBL speakers with a Hiwatt?
     
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    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    Came here to post this too
    Flat EQ is key, and high power rating
     
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    The Eminence GB128 could be another option. It's quite aggressive yet laid-back and very Fane-like in this sense.
     
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    Pete Townsend experiemented with JBLs and the result is quite clangy if this turns you on. ;) Too much extension in the highs for an amp quite bright in its natural form, to my ears.

    EV speakers are quite headroomy in this sense and could be a bit of overkill for such a small amp as the T20. However I'm aware of pairings with Hiwatts and even with bright Vox amps. Fane even made an EVM inspired speaker a few years back, but since then put out of production.
     
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    Not a lot of clips out there with Hiwatt and Celestions but I've made a crappy one with a Iphone a few years back , head was a 1978 100 watts going into a 4x12 loaded with 70's G12M's with Mueller cones and it sounded pretty good , the iphone doesn't really capture the thick chewy sound coming out from the cab but it's all I got ! :(
    If you know someone near with a Vintage Modern 4x12 cab , it would be great to give it a try !,....might work!
     
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    What about the speakers from Reeves amps?
     
  17. supergenius365

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    The Emi Wheelhouse looks interesting (in a general sense) to me. It is a neo, so lighter weight.
     
  18. toddincharlotte

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    I've tried
    Eminence The Wizard
    EVM 12L
    Weber FC12
    I would use either the emi or the ev. I have a Weber for sale in the emporium.

    Disclaimer: This was for Gilmour, not Townsend tones.
     
  19. WienerDog

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    I use Eminence Tonkers with my Hiwatt Townshend head. They handle the power well and sound big.
     
  20. sliberty

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    In the 70's and 80's I played my HiWatt Custom 100 through a 70's Marshall 4x12 which was presumably loaded with G12M25's and it was glorious.
     

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