Speaker Advice—Overwhelming!

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  1. raj007

    raj007 Supporting Member

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    Ok, I’ll try to provide enough info to get some advice..

    <5 Watt amp head that’ll largely be played dirty (12AX7/EL84)
    1x12 Open Back Cab
    Strat with Fender Custom Shop 54 Pickups
    Indie/Rock/Blues
    Playing at home
    Don’t like “dark” speakers. Prefer an open, clear tone with tight lows and sparkly highs
    Needs to perform well clean, but especially when driven.
    Budget: Preferably under 250 (really preferably under 150, but will consider Alnico...)

    Have at me!
     
  2. RAG7890

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    Worth a listen, as are many other options.



    Good luck.

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    Jimgchord Member

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    Weber ceramic blue dog.
     
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    gulliver Supporting Member

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    The WGS Invader is a nice, well balanced speaker that leans a little on the bright side. It, and the other greenback types will distort a little on the cleans, but it's more of a nice shimmer than a distortion. :aok
     
  5. paddywhack

    paddywhack Silver Supporting Member

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    Celestion Gold
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  6. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    You might try the Celestion Heritage G12H. You can get them from places like Avatar for around $150. Nice and balanced with good lows and highs, but not ice picky or harsh
     
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  7. AintNoEddie

    AintNoEddie Supporting Member

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    Yeah, overwhelming for sure! And this thread won't make it easier for you :)
    I highly recommend the Celestion Lynchback. It's a modern take on the Greenback and sounds awesome. Really matches the characteristics you describe.
    Not sure if Alnico would make a diff at 5W / home use. They are cool for sure, certainly worth trying, yet I think ceramics would do the job perfectly fine in your case.
     
  8. Vanilla Latte

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    Came here to say this.
     
  9. sideman

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    Celestion has never let me down. The Scumback M75 is also outstanding (there's one in my Tungsten Crema Wheat). See Pete Thorn's review: .
     
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