Replacement speaker for Mesa Express 5:50+ combo

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  1. JMarkoz

    JMarkoz Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking about swapping out the stock speaker in my Mesa Express 5:50+, so I'm looking for recommendations.

    The stock speaker is a 12" Celestion C90 Black Shadow 8 ohm, and it's a little to bright & fizzy sometimes, so I'm looking for something a little smoother on the top end.

    So far, I've stumbled across some WGS recommendations:
    - ET65,
    - ET90,
    - Reaper HP50,
    - maybe the G12C/S

    Additionally, should I also be on the lookout for DRRI replancements? Since the DRRI and my 5:50+ seem to have similar top end / blackface-y characteristics.

    As for what sound I want ... I play everything except metal, I use lots of pedals (including fuzz), and I use the clean channel way more than I use the hi gain (blues/burn) channel. So the clean sound is very important.



    Any thoughts on the above or other brands?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. JMarkoz

    JMarkoz Supporting Member

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    anyone? ... Bueller? ..
     
  3. finnster

    finnster Supporting Member

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    Have you thought about the new Fillmore that Mesa had made for them? The state it took 9 yrs to get it how they like it.

    Just a suggestion. I have no experience with it.

    I personally like the M65 Creamback.
     
  4. jmontgomery

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    I can't help you, I like the C90 that comes stock.
     
  5. CheeseGrater

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    I just discovered the Eminence CV-75. It's like a V30 but with more rolled off high end. If you want the mids of a V30 with less high end, it's a great choice. Also, i found V30's to be less fizzy than the C90's to begin with, so the CV-75 will only be better in that regard.
     
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    C90 is great for me. I found the ET65 to be too blank and really picked up pick noise.. heh.

    I think the Emi RWB is a great speaker for smooth American tones. Cheap too, Amazon has a good return policy.
     

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