WGS Reaper 30 vs. Celestion G12H30

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  1. grunge782

    grunge782 Member

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    What are your guys thoughts on these speakers? Anybody have experience with both?

    How do you think they would mix with V30's in a 4x12?
     
  2. insanecopilot

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    I have both in 18watt marshalls i built. Also the eminance wizard which is supposedly the same voicing. They are all good. The g12h is probably the most articulate, but the wizard is thick and chewy. The reaper i have in a unique 18watt type combo i built with 6v6's and a 6sj7 pentode preamp. So it has adifferent sound to compare with. But it has a nice fat tone to it in that amp. I had it in a el 84 amp and thought it was too bright.
     
  3. Dave

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    Both great speakers. The Celestion is brighter (not in a bad way) and more 'in your face', which I happen to like.

    Either would work really well with V30s. That combination covers a lot of tones.
     
  4. gulliver

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    I didn't like the V30 / G12H 30 mix at all. Go...

    V30 + Greenback RI or CL80 + G12H30 IMHO. I think the voicing is more similar and thus more focussed ... but I'm not big on mixing to begin with.
     
  5. radioboy950

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    I am so pleased with the Reaper 30 in my Rotten Johnny, as suggested by Paul Sanders. And the price is right. Broken in, it is an extremely well-balanced, all-around speaker...not over-emphasizing any one frequency like a mid-heavy Heritage Greenback, for example. 99db (spl). I have not compared it directly to the G12H30 70th Anniversary, sorry.
     
  6. AnthonyL

    AnthonyL Silver Supporting Member

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    The 55hz version of the Reaper is the one to get. It's a great speaker...
     
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    +1. I really, really like this speaker.
     
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    The reaper is a little warmer than the g12h30- its more akin to a heritage g12h30 75hz or perhaps an h75.
     
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    god i love my Reaper HP's (75 hz). so fat yet still bright enough. like he said above: well-balanced. but sorry can't compare to a real G12H, but beware there are a few different versions of the G12H as i understand.
     
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    The voicing was way too low for me, I sold them for the ET-65, which is very nice. Still voiced lower than a H75 types, but very big and complex. great for lower gain/PAFs IMHO.
     
  11. grunge782

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    Bump. I'd be running them with a Fargen Miniplex. I'm looking for something that would handle low volumes well (and can also get good cleans in the 60's setting).
     

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