Recommend me two 12" speakers for my '59 Bassman clone

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  1. guitarshaman

    guitarshaman Supporting Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a 5F6A '59 Bassman clone head and a matching 2x12 cab. I know the bassmans usually use 4x10s, but I wanted to switch it up and I like 12s. Right now the cab has a pair of Celestian V-Type speakers in it, and while they don't sound terrible, they aren't quite doing it for me.

    I'm looking for a nice clear clean tone that doesn't have ice pick highs. I like the headroom of this amp and I use an overdrive pedal for my dirt, and that is usually medium gain at most. I also use a lot of reverb and delay if that matters, kinda dreamy ambient stuff.

    Anyone have experience with a 2x12 "59 Bassman that wants to chime in? I would appreciate the help narrowing it down.

    I've been thinking about WGS G12C or G12C/S. Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance! :beer
     
  2. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Figaro Supporting Member

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    Jensen Tornado Neos would be my choice.
     
  4. DaveKS

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    Tone Tubby H-Bomb. If the V type are to trebly doubt the WGS would help.

    You have broken in the v type at good volume for a couple months I assume?
     
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    Reverend AllTone 1250's, though you'll have to buy then used.
     
  6. blues

    blues Supporting Member

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    Is your clone 2 ohms like a 59 bassman?

    Contact Scumback and tell him what tones you like. Some of the older cream or green backs had nice sounding cleans.
     
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    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a blonde Bassman clone and a BFF bassman that I like through a pair of eminence cannabis Rex. They have a warm tone with a little bit of top end sparkle.
     
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    I have a friend in Nashville with a Bassman that has the chambered 2x12 loaded with a G12C and a BlackHawk HP that sounds incredible! Never would have thought of mixing those two but they work great together for him with that amp.
    Dean
     
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    Good choice...do some research, believe they are essentially inexpensive Weber ceramics.

    A pair of Celestion A-types will only set you back $200.
     
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    Scumback S75-PVC Alnico
     
  11. guitarshaman

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    Thanks for all the input! The amp has a ohm switch, and currently the V-Types are both 16ohm wired for 8ohm. I will look into all these. Cheers!
     
  12. oldhousescott

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    The Alltones are being manufactured again, this time by WGS. Don't know how close to the originals they come, but they might be even better. I've personally found the Weber Sig12B to come very close to the original Alltone. YMMV. The C-Rex would be a good choice as it definitely adds a little thickness to the top end. The WGS G12C/S is good, too, especially if you don't want any ice-pick, but it may be a little too full-sounding for the tweed circuit.
     

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