How does Jazz Guitar sound with greenback speakers ?

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  1. BryanMatthews

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    Is the top end too smooth or low end lacking , do greenback speakers retain a degree of sparkle ? How do greenbacks work in a closed 2x12 speaker cabinet ?
     
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    definitely NOT the best jazz speaker in my opinion...kind of a flubby bottom with a really quick breakup, which is the magic of a greenback but in my opinion not what you'd want in a jazz type speaker...i'd definitely look for more efficient speakers in terms of wattage handling.

    hope this helps,
    -Chris
     
  3. BryanMatthews

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    suggestions ?
     
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    I have Greenbacks in a Pro Reverb and with humbuckers, single coil or P90's and it sounds fine. In fact, the Les Paul I have sounds just like a jazz guitar form the 50's (as that's what it was and was designed for.)

    Not sure about the closed back, though.
     
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    I have a couple of cabs loaded with Greenbacks and I don't like the jazz/rockabilly clean tone out of them as much as other speakers. I actually prefer, and don't shoot me, my open back 2x12 G12T-75 cabinet for that stuff. The tight bass and highs sound nice with a clean signal.
     
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    anybody ever try alnico blues in a closed cab for jazz ?
     

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