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I need a speaker a tad on the dark side

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by dzrati, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. dzrati

    dzrati Member

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    I hope this question hasn't been asked too many times but here goes.......I'm looking for a speaker to put in my 112 open back cab to be matched with my Mazerati. I'm hoping to get some suggestions for a speaker that would be a little on the dark side. I have a few pedals but mostly I just use my tele without any effects. I find the highs to be hard to tame at times. So I was wondering if a speaker change would help. I'm currently using a Tonker which I like but it can be harsh sounding at least to my ear anyway. Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. cocobolo

    cocobolo Supporting Member

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    Alnico Tone Tubbies are dark speakers. Will definitely help with ice pick.
     
  3. Mayflower

    Mayflower Supporting Member

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    My first thought.
     
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    +1

    the best thing about the TT's is that at higher volume, the hempcones stay nice and smooth, which in turn fatten your tone like a freakin' vat of lard. :cool: love 'em enough to stuff them in all my cabs.
     
  5. Wallace

    Wallace Silver Supporting Member

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    H75, H55
    Emience Wizard

    Luck,
    Wallace
     
  6. Jeff Gring

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    I Put A Eminence Governor In My Maz Jr. 1x12 And That Took Care Of The Harshness, Unless I Really Pour On The Treble And Cut.
     
  7. Sol

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    The British amp company Matamp has experimented with speakers for their
    various effects on tone and response on their own amps.

    One of those that fit the bill very well in in warming, or darkening is the
    Celestion G12 Hot 100.

    It has that trademark Celestion sound, but due to a slightly heavier cone
    has a warmer ,less toppy edge in the guitar sound.

    I was pleasantly surprised at the balance the speaker had, and reminded me a little of the G12 H, albeit rated at 100 Watts, and the afour mentioned
    warmth.

    I hope this gives you another avenue of enquiry

    Cheers,

    Sol
     
  8. Boogs

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    Eminence Cannabis Rex

    Weber Chicago (ceramic)

    Both are fantastic speakers, as well...not just "useful for some amps". :)
     
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    I have an old style Dr Z open back 1 X 12 loaded with a Celestion G12H 100. I'm running a 75 watt Demeter TGA-3 or Budda Stringmaster thru it and love the tones. I find it balanced with a smooth top end and a really great tight bottom. Hangs tuff in the open back cab. I'm thinking about a G12K 100 in another 1 X12 cab I have, whick I think is the newer version of the G12H 100.
    FWIW,
    Rick
     
  10. rockon1

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    Ive been researching this. Im thinking of trying an Eminence V12. Darker with no "buzz" on top when overdriven...We'll see...
     
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    +1 on the CRex. Does not sound dark to me. What it is is smooth, deep and balanced. All that's missing is the harshness. I'd like to try the TTs, as the CRex hemp cone is so pleasing to my ears.
     
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    I thought my cermaic blue dogs from weber were dark
     
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    Can somebody tell me if the C-rex is "buzzy" "sizzley on the top" overdriven? I notice its got a large Zurrette dust cap which I notice many LDC models seem to?
     
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    Fane AXA12 alnico is a superb distortion speaker, with the top end reigned right in, the best I have found yet - if you can afford it! (that's the downside)
    Al
     
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    Eminence GB12.
     
  16. dzrati

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    WOW....lots of help. Thanks very much!
     
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    It's the opposite in the amps I've used it with. Butter-smooth overdrive, but with an open top end.
     
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    Celestion G12-65!!!

    Yeah yeah, I know I'm an addict...

    Arent we all?

    -JA
     
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    The Eminence Legend V12 is the darkest speaker I have personally used
     

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