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What Emi 12 is similar to Celestion G12-65?

bosstone

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Yes, it is the Tone Spotter. Just about all the speaker manufacturers have their version of the G12-65.
 

Woodyworld

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Hum,

I played and recorded most of the range. Would have said the Red White and Blues is closer than others.................... darker than the 65's but nice. :D

Tonespotter nothing like in my opinion, but hey all sounds different depending on gear anyway.................
 

bosstone

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Hum,

I played and recorded most of the range. Would have said the Red White and Blues is closer than others.................... darker than the 65's but nice. :D

Tonespotter nothing like in my opinion, but hey all sounds different depending on gear anyway.................
I haven't tried the Tonespotter but that is the one the Eminence compares to the g12-65. I have had the R W & Blues and it does have many of the same characteristics as the G12-65 and was the only Eminence Speaker that stood out for me when I listened to all their sound clips. It is a very good speaker at a low price.
 

cyrja

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as someone who just replaced his RW&B with a 12-65 in my ODS30slx, allow me to say get the 12-65!!! Its awesome

or you can buy my RW&B :)
 

RSK

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Thanks for the help, Eddie from Indoor Storm had mentioned that he really liked the Emi that was comparable to the 65, but wasn't sure of the name. I know they make a 50W model, the Legend GB128, and was trying to determine which model was comparable. I will probably go with the Celestion.
 

jspax7

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I just ordered a Fuchs ODS 30 head and was looking for speaker options.
The speaker you choose should reflect the tone that you're after.

You bought a Dumble inspired amp. Which Dumble tone do you want?

I have a RWB, which has more bass, but is less articulate than the 12-65. (Which I'm currently using. Robben Ford uses these too)

EV may be a better choice for Larry Carlton tones. (imo) I prefer a bit of give in the speaker, so I'm using the 12-65, and find it to be a good all around fit.

The RWB is nice too. Less expensive than either of the others, and tonally falls somewhere in between. I see it as an affordable compromise.

Of course these amps are more versatile than a couple of signature tones might indicate, so lots of people ride the speaker merry-go-round, and some use different speaker cabs for different situations.
 

rockon1

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The Tonespotter has more upper mids/highs than a G12-65. I use one in my V32 and like it. However it also only comes in 8 ohms which is limiting for me. The G12-65 seems dark compared to it. Actually the G12-65 is too dark for me to use by itself. I do like it paired with a G12H-30 though. Bob
 

jamison162

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as someone who just replaced his RW&B with a 12-65 in my ODS30slx, allow me to say get the 12-65!!! Its awesome

or you can buy my RW&B :)
I've had a TR12-65 (RW&B supposedly), Tonespotter and G12-65. I agree, the G12-65 sounds much better than any of the Eminence varieties.
The G12-65 is a warm speaker (compared to say a G12H30), but I wouldn't really call it dark, JMHO.
 

RSK

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Appreciate the comments and suggestions. Initially I read that the ODS 30 head came with only 4 or 8 ohm taps, but Fuchs Tech Support emailed and said new models also have a 16 Oohm tap. I have other combos to use whose cabinets contain 2, 8ohm Heritage 30's wired series for 16ohms, and a AC30CC1 with a 16ohm Gold. The new choice is for a separate cab for the Fuchs and cost is not the issue. I am looking for overall sound that is warm and articulate. I also have an 8ohm EVL in a Boogie Mark IIB that rips your head off in that particular amp.
Thanks, Rudi
 




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