Speaker change for Mesa Studio 22+?

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  1. cloudnine

    cloudnine Member

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    I'm contemplating a speaker change for a Mesa Studio 22+ and I would like to hear your suggestions. It currently has the Black Shadow in it. I want something warmer, smoother, less fizzy/crunchy, maybe even what you would call darker. If I could get better cleans out of it that would be awesome too. Whatcha think?
     
  2. bosstone

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    I tried several different speakers in that amp including a Celestion Blue, Celestion G12-65, Celestion Vintage 30 and an EVM. My conclusion was that none of those speakers made the amp sound significantly better so I went back to the stock which I think is well matched for the amp. The amp, like many amps suffers from toosmallacabitis.
     
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    My son installed a Mesa Celestion MC-90 Black Shadow in his Studio 22+ to excellent results.It sounds punchier and much smoother than with the tired stock Mesa Eminence 50 Black Shadow driver.

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  4. Stinger

    Stinger Silver Supporting Member

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    I swapped mine out with a Celestion G12T-75 I had lying around. To my ears, a much more even and less-fizzy sound than the stock Black Shadow.
     
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    You pretty much just described the Eminence Cannibus Rex.
     
  6. cloudnine

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    I've been interested in the Cannibus Rex but have you used it with the Studio 22+? Does it have a big strong bottom end?
     
  7. Darth Tater

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    I have not used it with that Mesa, I've used it mostly with Soldanos and Fenders. But yes, the Cannibus Rex has one of the strongest bottom ends of ANY speaker. I needed a warm, smooth speaker with zero fizz for my Soldano and the Rex delivers in spades.
     
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    Or the Swamp Thang. I used a Wizard in my DC-5, but I was looking for more high-mid emphasis.
     
  9. amphead777

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    I've had great success with a Emi Private Jack. Sort of a greenback that can handle 50 watts
     
  10. boonhogganbeck

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    You might like the Emi Red White and Blues.
     
  11. bosstone

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    I didn't have the Studio .22+ at the same time that I had the RW & B but I think they would be a good possible speaker for it. Like I said earlier though, I think the original Emi was a good match. It sounds like cloudnine was saying that it was a bit blown out.
     

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