Speaker combinations that just WORK

USMarine75

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Sounds like you dig those G12K100's. How would you describe them for someone like me who's never used them?

Lots of thump and handle a lot of power, but they don’t start sounding “good” until the 5150 is turned up to a 4. Lower volumes are kind of uninspiring.
 

Sloppyfingers

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Who’s mixing what with what, with which amps and what kinda music?

* 4x12 with Vintage 30’s on the bottom and Greenbacks up top, ala the Friedman cabs. Killer rock setup for Marshall/Soldano style amps, loves standard tuning and Drop D.
+100 for me!
 

jimmyj

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I had a pair of 212 cabs with a V30/G12H30 combination. I could not have asked for anything better.
That's what I have in my TopHat Super Deluxe. The speakers are hooked up in a way that's easy to also try them separately and change the impedance to match. The V30 adds a nice lower midrange to the more chimey G12H30.
 

Prince

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Al Blue + Al Cream
Al Blue + Al Gold
Al Blue + G12H-30
Al Blue + G12M-25
Al Gold + Al Cream
Al Gold + G12H-30
Al Gold + G12M-25
EV12L + C90
EV12L + Al Cream
G12M-25 + G12H-30
G12M-65 + G12H-75
P12 + C12
V30 + Al Cream
V30 + Al Gold
V30 + G12-65
V30 + G12H-30
V30 + G12H-75
V30 + G12M-25
V30 + G12M-65
V30 + G12T-75
 

twoheadedboy

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Who’s mixing what with what, with which amps and what kinda music?

* 4x12 with Vintage 30’s on the bottom and Greenbacks up top, ala the Friedman cabs. Killer rock setup for Marshall/Soldano style amps, loves standard tuning and Drop D.

* 4x12 with Creamback 75’s on the bottom and Vintage 30’s on the top - this is my go-to for the heavies. The 75’s bring the lowend chunk and treble and the V30’s bring the midrange backbone. I use this with my Diezel VH4S. Loves baritone tuned brutality.

* 2x12 cab with an EVM12L paired with either an MC90 Black Shadow or better yet, an Alnico Cream. The EV/Cream mix is ridiculously musical. Just beautiful to listen to for British amps - with my JMP 2203 there’s so much scope on the EQ; variations in turning the dials are so clear yet easy on the ears.

What’re you guys using when you mix speakers?

I like a G12H30 with an EVM12L.
 

BADHAK

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My 77 slant with the original 55hz 30 watt Blackbacks on top and V30's on bottom is a fantastic sounding cab.
 

Buck Woodson

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Sounds like you dig those G12K100's. How would you describe them for someone like me who's never used them?

I can't tell any difference between G12T-75s and G12K-100s and I like them both for Marshall, Orange, and Diezel amps.

I was using a 2x12 with G12T-75s or G12K-100 and another 2x12 with UK Marshall spec V30s but I wasn't happy about it with my VH4. I swapped the V30s for Eminence CV-75s and now I totally love that combination. I would have gotten the similar Eminence made Mesa Fillmore FM-75s but they only come in 8 ohm whereas the CV-75s come in 8 or 16.
 

jdel77

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I can't tell any difference between G12T-75s and G12K-100s and I like them both for Marshall, Orange, and Diezel amps.

I was using a 2x12 with G12T-75s or G12K-100 and another 2x12 with UK Marshall spec V30s but I wasn't happy about it with my VH4. I swapped the V30s for Eminence CV-75s and now I totally love that combination. I would have gotten the similar Eminence made Mesa Fillmore FM-75s but they only come in 8 ohm whereas the CV-75s come in 8 or 16.

I really need to explore more Eminence speakers.
 

jdel77

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Al Blue + Al Cream
Al Blue + Al Gold
Al Blue + G12H-30
Al Blue + G12M-25
Al Gold + Al Cream
Al Gold + G12H-30
Al Gold + G12M-25
EV12L + C90
EV12L + Al Cream
G12M-25 + G12H-30
G12M-65 + G12H-75
P12 + C12
V30 + Al Cream
V30 + Al Gold
V30 + G12-65
V30 + G12H-30
V30 + G12H-75
V30 + G12M-25
V30 + G12M-65
V30 + G12T-75
Man, that's a list! Any standouts there for you?
 

twoheadedboy

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You don't have any issues with a 200w speaker paired with a 30w? I guess the EV could be a good neutral background for the G12H-30 to add that classic high end crunch they do so well!

I didn't have any issues. I was using it with a custom bassman/JTM 45 amp. Sounded great.
 

Amish Mafia

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Here's one thing I know a V30 with just about anything works. Of the 2x12's I have had these sounded good -

Weber silver and blue
V30 and Anniversary
Anniversary and gold
Blue and Anniversary
GB128 and V30
V30 and CL80
 

GreatGreen

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I've never been a fan of 4x12 cabs with two different speakers in an x-pattern. Far away on a stage, they're fine, but if you get anywhere near them they start to mess with you. Cabs with two speaker types with two-like-on-top, two-like-on-bottom makes way more sense to me because they retain their left/right balance no matter where you are.

For me, a real winning combo has always been Heritage Greenbacks on top for warmth and full mids aimed at your face, V30's on bottom because they're louder and have tighter bass and more present upper mids that balance really well with the quieter, warmer Greenbacks.

But like quite a few others have mentioned, V30's just work with so many other speaker types that you're probably fine to pair them with just about whatever.
 

jdel77

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I've never been a fan of 4x12 cabs with two different speakers in an x-pattern. Far away on a stage, they're fine, but if you get anywhere near them they start to mess with you. Cabs with two speaker types with two-like-on-top, two-like-on-bottom makes way more sense to me because they retain their left/right balance no matter where you are.

For me, a real winning combo has always been Heritage Greenbacks on top for warmth and full mids aimed at your face, V30's on bottom because they're louder and have tighter bass and more present upper mids that balance really well with the quieter, warmer Greenbacks.

But like quite a few others have mentioned, V30's just work with so many other speaker types that you're probably fine to pair them with just about whatever.

Yep, that V30 on the bottom and Greenbacks on top setup for a 4x12 is a classic. I much prefer that over the X pattern too.
 

VHS analog

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Marshall 2x12 w/ EVm12L and a Celestion ceramic w/a gold label. Seems to work fine together.
 

timmy_h

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Here are some combinations as I have them configured right now:

Port City Wave 2X12: Closed and Ported: G12H75 Creamback & Eminence CV75
Avatar 2X12 Closed: Scumback M75-65 & Classic Lead 80
Avatar 2X12 Convertable-Open: Swamp Thang & Legend V1216
Open Back 2X12: G12M65 Creamback & Jensen Jet Raptor 100
Avatar 2X10 Closed: Ragin' Cajun & Red Fang C10 Ceramic

I also do like @gulliver and @TubeLife and make stacks out of 1X12 cabs and other combinations:
2 - 1X12: Alnico Gold & G12H30 Anniversary
2 - 1X12: (Vintage) G12-80 & Avatar A50 Alnico
1X12: Vintage 30 & 2X10: G10 Greenbacks
2 - 1X15: Eminence Big Ben & Legend 1518


In the 2 - 1X12 configuration, I have tried the Jensen Nighthawk & Jensen Raptor as noted by @Doppe1ganger : This is a rocking combination!

Cheers,

MoBigBro
  • Celestion (China) Vintage 30 + Eminence GB128 (In X pattern) (Sounds perfect with Soldano SLO, Marshalls, and their derivatives)
  • WGS ET90 (on top) + Electro-Voice EVM12L Classic (on bottom) (Works best with Mesa Mark series amps)
  • Jensen Electric Lightning + Nighthawk (In X pattern for an angry and outright evil sounding tone)
  • Celestion (China) Vintage 30 + Celestion (China) G12H75 Creamback (Sounds perfect with the new Orange amps)
  • Two-Rock TR1265B (on top) + Electro-Voice EVM12L Black Label (on bottom) (A weird mix that sounds excellent with Dumble and its derivatives)
 
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