Thinking about switching out the G12H30 in my TopHat with a Scumback...advice needed

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  1. peequin

    peequin Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Scumback line of speakers?

    Was thinking an M75 might be the right choice for my 1x12 open back TopHat Club Royale combo amp. But not quite sure? H55? I dunno.

    BTW - I use a humbucker equipped PRS McCarty 100% of the time.

    What about Weber Silver Bells or the Heritage line of Celestion Greenbacks? From the clips on the southbay amps website, the M75 sounded the best to me.

    Help!

    :RoCkIn
     
  2. big mike

    big mike Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, here's what Ill say. Is that an open back combo? DOn't do the M. Jim recorded those closed back. An M by itself will be pretty midrangey. Not enough lows and highs. That said, it's a GREAT speaker in te right application I mix the H75 and M75's in my 2x12.

    I'd suggest either the H75LHDC or the 75HP 65 watter. My go to speaker is the HP in the open back cabinets. Clean, scream, whatever, they're fantastic.

    Now I don't know enough about tophats. What's the voicing, maybe I can advise more. But the Scumback H75 is no where NEAR that 'icepicky' highs the G12H30 can have in my experience.
     
  3. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Ditto everything Big Mike said>>>
     
  4. peequin

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    Thanks for the suggestions. For some reason the 75HP isn't on the webstie?

    Re: TopHat Voicing -- it is Voxy in nature but could do a good Marshall imitation. I'm going after a vintage classic rock sound (AC/DC). I just got a Zvex Box of Rock pedal and I'm soooo close now.
     
  5. peequin

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    Oh I guess HP stands for "High Power" or the 65 watt version.

    Won't this be too much for my TopHat -- which is rated at 20 watts?
     
  6. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have heard a couple 1x12 deep cabinet Club Royales with a Celestion Heritage Series G12H. Great amp/speaker combination IMHO.
     
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    I went in the opposite direction. Got Scumbags on their rep and expected great things but they fell short. Replaced them with a pair of G12H's and got my tone back BIGTIME.
     
  8. peequin

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    Did you get the "Heritage" G12H's?
     
  9. gooma

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    I`ve got a H75 LHDC 65 watter in my open back combo here.
    If your after AC-DC then this speaker will get you there.

    The LHDC is apparently sits right in between the H75 and the H55, i`d shoot Jim an email and tell him the sounds your after, he recomended this speaker to me and it`s perfect for my needs.

    Good luck mate:AOK
     
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    Gooma...Thanks. I was thinking the H75 LHDC is right for me. what kind of amp do you have? Just trying to figure out if a 30W or 65W will fit my needs better (i'm thinking 30W since I have a 20W amp)
     
  11. big mike

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    Def. get the 30 watter then. Especially if you don't need the extra headroom the 65 watt speaker would buy you.
     
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    Well, if it's the Vox chime you are after the Celestion Blue is the direction you should consider. I have one in my Badcat Cub II and it is awesome.
     
  13. peequin

    peequin Member

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    Not really I want the Marshall grind! rather than the Vox Chime
     
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    That 'M' Scumback sounds like it would work REAL well in something that could use a bit more midrange like a BFDR... you think?
     
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    BINGO...same ones in my 4x12 Tall Marshall
     
  16. big mike

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    Dunno. I'd likely use a 75HP
     
  17. roadjunkie

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    Brian G. has been really high on the Heritage H as the upgrade speaker in his 1x12 combos. The 2x12 has been a Blue Heritage H mix. If you want marshall in a 1x12 it's there!:AOK
     
  18. peequin

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    Hmmm...

    Really how much better is the G12H "anniversary" vs. the G12H "Heritage"???
     
  19. big mike

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    Haven't heard the heritage. But I will say, compared to other things out there, the run of the mill 'anniversary' are only average speakers.
     

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