For years I've been running Celestion gold with my Hayseed 30. The gold is a great speaker but always left me wanting a tighter snappy bottom end and a bit more string separation when I play dirty. I run the typical lightly overdriven amp with a telecaster that most chicken picker types prefer. First experiment was putting the Badcat into my AC15 and taking it to a small gig. Sounded great and I got good feedback on my tone from the band. So then I picked up another and popped it into my 1x12 D style Redplate cab and played a gig with the hayseed 30. Yes! The country sound I've been after for years was there. My tone was so nice that by the second set I had turned off all my pedals and was running dry as a bone. Spanky and bouncy on my low strings and sweet on top. I guess the moral of the story is this. Don't be afraid to try something new. I've always been told that a vox needs! a blue or gold. Naa, there is no magic formula I've found. What sounds amazing for one player might not be so nice in the hands of another. Its like how you can buy all the same gear as your hero but yet your tone sounds nothing like them. Btw, I know the speakers say vintage 30 on them but the sound nothing like a V30. I hate V30s. These are 65w and have none of that nasty mid spike that gives me serious ear fatigue. Snappy bottom and a top end that still feels allot like my golds. The speakers so impressed my that I'm now seriously wanting to plug into the amps the speakers were actually voiced for. Next week I have two large room gigs when I will run two 2x12 cabs, one of each side of the stage. We don't mic amps unless there is house pa /grumble. Anyway The 2x12 cabs are loaded with golds. I may experiment mixing one gold and one badcat and see what happens. Could be an interesting mix.