Speaker to brighten up an amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Axe-Man, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Humble Texan Fan

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    Pressed paper cones may not respond well to heavier gain - which poses the question...
    Did you ever mention which amp is up for discussion here and what kind of tones you're using it for?
     
  2. Axe-Man

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    I didn’t want to mention the amp up front as it is a very rare one and sometimes TGP goes a tad quiet if you ask for suggestions for something outside of the TGP wheelhouse like this one. lol

    It’s a MI Audio (the pedal company we all know) Megalith Gamma.

    A high gain German inspired metal amp. It’s only 3 gain stages (no clippers etc as well) though, so super low gain for a ‘metal’ amp (which is what it is through and through).

    Very tight, fairly dry, percussive amp. Not a fizz monster like an EVH etc. In fact no fizz. It could use a little sizzle or extra top end.

    Maybe I should just buy a Wizard. I just know it’ll be impossible to resell if it didn’t work though. Was hoping a H75 Creamback could work in its place but...

    The Wizard is very efficient which is the bit I’m most not so keen on.
     
  3. andy474x

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    Can you get a WGS Retro 30? It’s a V30 inspired speaker but with more treble.
     
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  4. dspellman

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    Buy a KSN1165A piezo tweeter and wire it into the current speaker. You can also buy an L-pad (to dial it up or down) to go with it. These things don't need to be considered for impedance (they show up as capacitance), they don't need a crossover (they automatically kick in around 1800Hz and run up to around 30KHz).
     
  5. Axe-Man

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    I just wanted to note that the amp is pretty darn spectacular at volume (9 o'clock on the MV) if you like tight, dry, percussive, clear, gain tones.

    I have had the exact same issues with Rectifiers, a Rockerverb, EVH, 5150, 6505+, numerous Orange amps etc. My V30s are dark and I use a OS cabs. EQ sometimes works great as does a boost. This amp doesn't need a boost so I'm missing a bit of up front brightness that helps things like a Recto/Peavey/Orange etc out straight away. Some (more than a few) have needed loop EQ too. I tweaked a parametric today (just a dB or two in a couple of places) and got it sounding killer with my 4x12 (at volume). The OS 1x12...ekkk Maybe it's the cab and I should sell the thing.

    A Wizard or H75 is about $205AUD. That's a bit of cash to waste if it doesn't work. Not a fan of monkeying around with speakers I must say.
     
  6. Axe-Man

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    Bit the proverbial bullet and bought a Wizard. Just need to give it a run.

    Edit:

    Initial tests aren’t too bad. It’s bright with my Yeti though!

    It’s going to take time to break in which is always a bear.
     
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  7. Buck Woodson

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    Celestion G12H30 Anniversary would be the first place I'd look for bright and also clear. Maybe in combination with something else in a 2x12 so the whole rig doesn't sound overly Voxy (unless you want that).

    https://celestion.com/product/17/g12h_anniversary/
     

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