V30s with a Divided by 13 RSA31?

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  1. ctman64

    ctman64 Supporting Member

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    Hello people,

    I just recently got a killer RSA31S with a 2x12 diagonal cab loaded with greenbacks. The amp is friggin' killer, but the G12Ms just sound too "broken" (don't know how else to describe it) in the mids. With an amp like a JTM45, that is exactly what I would want in a speaker, but with a brighter AC30 style amp like the RSA, it comes across (to me) as being a bit harsh. I know the standard RSA31 combos come standard with a V30. Does anyone know whether V30s would be any good/better in a closed-back 2x12?
     
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    Bump...

    Open to other things as well... maybe a Tone Tubby Red Alnico, ASW Elegante, G12H Anniversary?
     
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    I have a feeling the V30 might be a bit too mid-focused for an AC30 style amp, why not try something like the infamous Blue Alnico that's synonymous with vox style amps?
     
  4. ctman64

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    I know a Blue would be good, but: A) I'm concerned that it would overdrive too easily (I play loud) and B) the cab is closed back, diagonal... not sure if that makes a difference?
    Definitely thinking about that, though.
     
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    I'd say go with a blue and a G12H.. Killer with el84 amps
     
  6. el nino

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    id say go with G12h and v30 i think that is the sound you gonna love ;)
     
  7. ctman64

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    I know that's a favored combination for a lot of D13 users
     
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    I second this recommendation, or, along the same lines, an Elegante and KTS60/70.
     
  9. ed_dale007

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    My bad cat black cat sounds great through V30's. Again that amp comes stock with V30's as well.
     
  10. ctman64

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    Baaahh... so many choices! RSA31 combos do come stock with Vintage 30s, but I'm not sure if they'd be as good in a closed back cab. Then again, the G12H Anniversary/Blue combo is popular, and Blue-style speakers are the most common in Voxy amps ... ???!!!???!!!
     

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