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Looking for some brighter speakers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by legiticus, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. legiticus

    legiticus Member

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    I've got an unloaded Mojo 4x12 and I want something other than V30s. They seem too dark to me. I was thinking about greenbacks or g12h30. I'm not looking for massive low end or anything like that just something with some presence.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. wilder

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    I find the G12H-30s brighter than the greenbacks and V30s so you might want to audition those.
     
  3. sleepingtiger

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    I use G12-M70's for the same reason...I love 'em! Pretty reasonable on Ebay.
     
  4. krash

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    G12M70 is the worst sounding speaker I ever heard. But it was bright!

    Eminence Wizard would be my pick. Pretty bright, upper mids, forward sounding, really a great speaker really.
     
  5. Ricker

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    The RI g12h30s are the brightest celestions I've played.

    rick
     
  6. lazaruslong

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    I have two g12h-30s in my tophat and they are bright and sound good!
     
  7. Darth Tater

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    I'd second the Eminence Wizard.
     
  8. FredW

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    I would put in the G12h30's or Scumback H75's
     
  9. legiticus

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    Thanks for the input.

    What's the Scumback g12h-30 equivalent? And isn't there a 65W version?
     
  10. SkyChurch

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    Before you go replacing all the v30's with g12h30s you should just buy two g12h30s and have two of each in your cab in an X-pattern. This is real popular right now and creates a very nice balanced sound. I've got this setup in my marshall cab. And if you decide you like it you just cut your costs in half. good luck
     
  11. legiticus

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    Thanks. Currently the cab is empty. So I don't have any spare v30s. I just haven't really liked v30s in other cabs.
     
  12. Roe

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    ceramic blue dogs could also work
     
  13. 1964

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    IMO, the V30 is brighter than both the G12M and the G12H.
     
  14. Ricker

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    Much experience with these speakers and with many recordings to back it up.......The opposite is true.
    V30s are darker as they have a rolled off top-end........
    It's not really an opinion it is a fact.
    The so called brightness that you must be referring to is the upper mids of the v30 because recordings, speaker graph charts etc stc show the g12h30s and Greenies to have alot more treble.

    Rick
     
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    What graphs show and what one's ears hear are different. It also depends how they're being driven. Yes, it's the upper mids, and it's like ice picks. Perception is everything. And that's a fact. ;)
     
  16. EdMan57

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    The Celestion G12K-100 in my Trutone cabinet has a nice,shimmering top-end...much more "crisp" on the highs than those with my Celestion Classic Lead 80's [which I also really like] in my Carvin cabinet.The G12K-100's efficientcy is at 99db with a 80-5500k freq response [most Celestions to around 5000k].

    Ed
     
  17. legiticus

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    Has anybody tried the G12 Centuries?
     
  18. Jack Briggs

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    The V30 is without a doubt darker sounding than most others. I'd suggest Weber ceramic Silver Bells, or - If you can stand the weight go with EV's. I have a Silver Bell and an SRO in a slant front halfback Boogie style cab right now.
     
  19. Boogs

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    Wizard will get you bite without fizz - great speaker. The Stonehenge has less upper mids, but is plenty bright, and has a classy, warm sound to it for a bright speaker. The ceramic Blue Dog has a nice open sound to it, and great high end detail.
     
  20. krash

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    I have a ceramic silver bell and it's the darkest sounding speaker of the lot (private jack, red fang, wizard, tonespotter, greenback ...). it is a rather aggressive sounding, ballsy speaker.
     

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