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Speaker help for a VHT Special 6 ultra

ken374

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Should i go with a low watt speaker for this 6 watt amp, like up to 50 watt Eminence Red Coat, theres a used one local or theres another one on ebay Eminence Red White and Blue handles 120 watt its for rock which im into any ways. The Red Coat Privite jack says more for blues, Indie,jazz 50 watt I like the british sound with pretty good amount of gain. Thanks again! Does the ohms make any diff. on the sound? can use either 8, or 16
 

dave_mc

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i'd email eminence for advice if you've decided to go with them. just to make sure you're not getting something which is completely unsuitable.
 

dave_mc

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yeah but it might also be too dark with the vht

i haven't tried the ultra but i have the normal special 6

depends on what you want, of course. maybe you don't think it's already verging on too dark :)
 

ken374

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stock has some nice low end but the top is raspy some, its a new amp and the speaker prb needs a lot of break in. I read that one guy bought there cab and replaced the speaker he said it was thin and harshy
 

rockonomics

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Tone is first and foremost, naturally. But when picking a speaker, it isn't so much power handling as it is sensitivity or sound pressure level (SPL). If the sensitivity is in the low 80's this amp may not push it.
 

dave_mc

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stock has some nice low end but the top is raspy some, its a new amp and the speaker prb needs a lot of break in. I read that one guy bought there cab and replaced the speaker he said it was thin and harshy

yeah i thought my 10" vht was thin and harsh too

i wouldn't worry overly about the wattage. just get a speaker that suits it.

i use mine with a 75 watt copperhead and 150 watt texas heat. they sound fine.
 

ken374

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the heats sound good in the clips, there pretty popular i might check into those
 
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dave_mc

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yeah it sounds pretty good

it is a darker-sounding speaker, though- i got the copperhead for the sparkly cleans, and then the heat so i had more body for when i was using dirt pedals with the amp

however the TH has quite a nice sparkle/treble too, and it does sound american.

But as i said, i'd probably email eminence just in case there's something which would be absolutely perfect for what you want. Most times when i emailed them I ended up with recommendations for things I hadn't even considered, while some of the things I had considered I was told wouldn't really be suitable.
 

playthecray

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I am using a Special 6 head. Both cabs and speaker mixes in my signature sound great with the amp. I would venture to say that any one of those speakers would sound great in a 1x12 cab as well.
 

dave_mc

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I did email them
oh ok :rotflmao

wait and see what they say, i guess. obviously just bear in mind they're only going to recommend eminence speakers. if you decide to go with a different brand, then that's absolutely fine :) Webers and the like are really dear in Europe, so for me if I want American-voiced speakers, it's pretty much Eminence or Jensen. I've heard better things about eminence than jensen, so I went eminence.
 

ken374

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theres just so many out there as you all know, unless you plug into 100 cabs to find out:)
 

dave_mc

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yep, definitely. it's a similar thing to pickups, unfortunately. And even trying them out isn't always a lot of use, if it's in a completely different guitar (pickups) or cab (speaker) to the one you're putting it in, or you can only try it out with a completely different amp (speaker).

sooner or later you pretty much just have to bite the bullet and take a chance :(
 

ken374

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From Eminence:We have a ceramic version of the hemp cone, Canis Major, called Cannabis Rex. It is great for tightening up the bass and taming harsh highs
 

ken374

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Red, White and Blues is another good thought. It is very warm and smooth like Cannabis Rex, but with a bit less bass response and less headroom.
 

dave_mc

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up to you :) from the sounds of it, either would work, just depends on which you like the sound of better (i haven't tried either of those).

personally i'd need a very good reason to go against their advice. I haven't bought tons of speakers or anything like that, but they were spot-on with my 2 recommendations.
 

ken374

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going to see how the stock sounds after a few weeks, i play it at my GF's on the week ends
 




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