Recommend a 12" for my Super Champ?

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  1. Gary F.

    Gary F. Member

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    Okay, Crusty is custom making a cab for one of my Super Champs that will take a 12" speaker. What speaker would you recommend that will enhance the bottom while still keeping a clean blackface vibe? Your thoughts or expereiences?

    Thanks,

    Gary
     
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    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    if i was lucky enough to have a setup like that, i'd prob'ly use the Emi Swamp Thang. :D

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  3. Gary F.

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    Jeff-



    For blackface tones?! Seems more british, based upon Weber's description...

    Gary
     
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    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    haven't seen Weber's description & i have the highest regard for his opinion. but i heard one in a Bob Burt cab driven by a TR Custom Sig last weekend and think it would fill the bill. plus Emi puts it in their American series (Patriot) and claims a "Awesome bottom end" .

    'course it's real efficient, so not a good choice, if you don't want it louder & cleaner.

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    I put a Celestion Blue into an similar amp and it was the right choice for me. What a great speaker the Blue is!
     
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    Glad you hooked up wth Steve. I think you've seen mine with the Blue in it... sounds great but I bet you could do well with a number of Emi or Weber speakers. (Crusty can probably get you a good price on them too)

    -Pete
     
  7. Gary F.

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    Any one know which of Eminence's series is their knockoff of the Celestion Blue?

    Gary

    p.s.-Thanks for hooking me up with Crusty, BTW, Pete. Turns out we live in the same town and have met before. Small world...
     
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    Highly recommend a weber silverbell --or an original silverdog g12
     
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    right freaking on Mr Hawk
    owned 3 Superchamps and settled with a G10 50
    still to bright ('course it was a 10" still) and a long time ago

    i have a Swamp Thang in a BB cab and i think it would be perfecr for this app
    haven't heard a C Rex yet, but i think it might be vert good also
    from what i've read, it would be similar, with a little more top end
    it's the next speaker on my list
     
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    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    know what? i got a '82-83 concert head here. maybe i might have Crusty make me a combo cab for it & shove a Swamp Thang in there. he made a 4x10 cab for me 2-3 years ago, did a real nice job. still have it.

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  11. Gary F.

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    Gentlemen-

    I've read up on all of your suggestions and the only thing I've decided with certainty is that I don't want to spend $170 for a speaker. I'm leaning toward the Emi Red, White, & Blue or Red Fang. How about Emi's V-12; I believe they are the same as Carr's Kingpins? Any thoughts of $100 (or less) alternatives? This is for a home practice amp application, so having the loudest speaker is not a priority and remember, it's an open back cab.

    Thanks, I appreciate all of the input thus far.

    Gary
     
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    I'll tell you what, one of the best deals in speakers that I found is the Weber ceramic Sig 12. For 45 bucks you get a really cool speaker with a lot of character. It's a C12N design using a British cone, gives you nice lows and mids with a sparkly/chimey highend. I had one in a Deluxe Reverb II and it sounded excellant.
     

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