Replacing a speaker on a Soldano Atomic 16...?

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  1. KazJY

    KazJY Member

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    Hello all,

    While I am saving up for my Top Hat CR, I've been playing my Atomic 16, and am not happy with the speaker lately. I believe it is a Soldano labeled Eminence (something or other). I was thinking of swapping it out with a Vintage 30 for AC/DC type tones. Has anyone done this? Should the V30 be a good match?

    I might be picking up an Avatar 1x12 or 2x12 soon enough (for other amp uses), and might just hook that up with the Atomic 16 for a multi-speaker set-up, but am thinking I should nip it in the bud with the speaker replacement either way.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an Astroverb combo. It sounds MUCH better when i disconnect the internal speaker and play the amp through a closed back cab. I'm using a Mesa Thiele ported 1x12 with a V30.
     
  3. hongsta

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    I have an Astroverb and Atomic 16. I took out the stock Soldano/Eminence speakers and tried Celestion V30, H30 Anniversary and Heritage H30. I liked Heritage H30 the best and H30 and V30 were close seconds.
     
  4. GuitarsFromMars

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    12H30 style? Scumback H75.
     
  5. KazJY

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    :dudeWelp, I ended up with a V30 in the little guy today - WHAT a difference a speaker change makes!! She's a SWEET sounding amp right now. Thanks for all the help here!:RoCkIn
     
  6. joolzriff

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    need a closed back cab for rock man
     
  7. KazJY

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    yep, I hear ya - got a Marshall 1/2 stack too, but might get a closed back 2x12 for the Soldano sooner or later - we'll see.
     
  8. TheGrooveking

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    Anyone try a Celestion Alnico Blue in an Atomic 16 yet?

    TheGrooveking
     

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