WGS Vet30 vs Celestion V30

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  1. jcbranam

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    Looking to replace the stock speaker in my Omega HRDx and have narrowed it down to these two speakers. I know people raved about the Vet30 when they were selling for about 30 bucks but what about now when they are almost 70 bucks?

    Which speaker would be a better fit for my Fender HRDx 1x12?
     
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    I was using a Vintage 30 in my HRDx and it works nicely in that amp sometimes I felt it can be a little dark, right now I am using a Eminence Private Jack which I think is just as good.
     
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    Never heard of someone saying the V30 to be dark in a HRDx.
     
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    bump for more input
     
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    Thank you...very helpful
     
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    I don't agree with the previous reviewer that highs are cut off. They sound delicious to me. IMO, the WGS Vet30 speaker has the bottom end of the Celestion Vintage 30 but a more open top end and no spike. The bottom end response is particularly I would recommend the 75hz high voltage Reaper instead of the Vet 30 for use in a 1x12 amp. I have one in my '72 Super Reverb 112 combo and it's wonderful.
     
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    After reading around it seems a lot of people like the ET65 and Retro 30 in a 1x12 combo.
     
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    The ET65 attenuates the highs too much for a classic fender amp IMO. It's more of an overdrive/dumble speaker. The Reaper works much better in a fender. Not sure what a Retro 30 is but the Vet30 sounds great with a fender but again, the reaper is the better choice. If you ask long enough, you'll get every opinion known to man...
     
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    The reason I was looking at the Retro 30 as compared to the Vet30 is that I am reading that a lot of people say the Vet30 breaks up early. I was reading on the WGS site the the Retro stays cleaner a little longer and doesn't break up as early.

    I saw 3 different Reaper versions on the website, which one are you specifically recommending.
     
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    OK, makes sense. I have not heard a retro 30 yet. I wasn't even aware that was one of their speakers until I just looked it up. I'm going to ask them to send me one for testing. You might want to check out the Jensen speaker they are coming out with. I have one but have not installed it in my super reverb 1x12 yet. I will do that in a few days.
     
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    Can you post back with your opinion on the retro 30 once you test it?


    Also which of the Reapers were you recommending?
     

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