Substitute for an Emi Texas Heat

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  1. Paul Conway

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    Just got a Texas Heat for my Traynor ycv40. Better than the stock (solved the 'thin sound' problem), but is a bit too fat, too 'compressed sounding', not enough clarity. I feel I need to be able to hear the string windings a bit more. Has anyone else found this, and do you have a suggestion for an alternative?
     
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    Paul, how much playing time do you have on the speaker? I've got one in my Allen Hot Fudge w/Nuts and it took a good 20 hours of pt before the speaker really opened up.
     
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    Probably not enough! Less than that, I guess. At the moment, the only way I can get that 'neck single coil Texas blues' tone is by cranking the treble on the guitar, which makes the treble strings way too bright.
     
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    In that case I'd suggest you pound that sucker at loud volume for as long as you can stand it. Stick a pillow in front of the amp or wear ear plugs if you have to.
    You should notice quite a difference once it breaks in.
     
  5. Paul Conway

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    Time to make friends with the neighbours, methinks.........
     
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    Hello . how is your speaker? I`m breaking my new 2 TH in Mesa 2X12 oversised .Really they are still dark and too compressed after +_ 8 hours of loud playing ....
     
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    Still a bit dark, if you ask me - even with a tele. There is a brittle high end at the very top, but it's not particularly balanced. May go with the RWB.
     
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    F...k! i hate sizzling highs ! I`m destroying this speakers everytime ( 4th day) so i hope they will be clear in highs , i had the same problem with Cannabis Rex but now it is perfect speaker ( with its limits of course but clear sounding) You never know with speakers until you check them ....Maybe your amp has too brittle tubes ( sorry , i`ve just retubed my Hiwatt and there are any ice-picky frequencies now...)
    regards
     
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    i bought 2 Texas Heats instead of 2 tonkers after reading ALL posts at The Gear Page and Plexi Palace so don`t say that Tonker could been better choice :)
     
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    i bought 2 Texas Heats instead of 2 tonkers after reading ALL posts about these speakers at The Gear Page and Plexi Palace so don`t say that Tonker could been better choice :)
     
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    I heard you the first time! :)
     
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    Another 5 hours of pumping watts into Texas Heats and nothing has changed.Sizzle ! I`m selling these speakers.
     
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    I have a TH as well and found it to be too boomy with a hard brittle top end...I beat the crap out of it and it didn't change much...stuck a RW&B in there and problem solved...great speaker that takes pedals really well..

    for early breakup you can't beat a Governor but if you need tight bass and articulate headroom the RW&B is a tough out...

    ps I also play teles...sound familiar?

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
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    I'm not an expert, but just want to throw this out there. I bought a cab used with well broken in TH's and they turned into my fav speaker. Nice tight bass no harshness on the highs. Every amp I have sounds better through that cab to my ears. But that brings us to tone is a personal thing I guess. But I have to stand up for the Heats, I love em, know for a fact though that they are well brokein in. Getting a new indentical cab soon and I'll compare new to broken in, maybe that is the difference.
     
  16. NuSkoolTone

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    I just picked up this speaker this week. I put it in a 2x12 vertical cab where the top half can be open or closed back.

    I replaced a V30 with this Texas Heat. Perhaps because I'm comparing to a V30, but "Sizzle" is NOT how I would describe this speaker. I actually was hoping for a hair more bite! To me the high end is smooth and somewhat refined sounding. Lots of bass in this puppy!

    I'm hoping it does open up a little bit with playing.

    Also noteworthy: I did NOT like the speaker at ALL with the back closed. Open though I LOVE it so far (Sans a little extra detail I would like). The back closed made it hard sounding. The V30 didn't seem to care as much but I preferred closed for that one.
     
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    You know, you've pretty much talked me into it. Originally I was going for a RWB, but they didn't have one in stock. MUST LEARN TO BE PATIENT!
     

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