what is the best greenback type speaker?

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  1. jlinde

    jlinde Member

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    I'm looking for a greenback speaker with a nice fat midrange, defined high but not ice picky and a nice full low end which the original greenback lacks. This speaker will be going in a 15 watt 8 ohm vintage tube amp for blues and classic rock tones and would prefer a semi non efficient speaker without a ton of headroom and output. There are just so many speakers to choose from. Eminence private jack, gb128, wgs reaper etc... but most seem overkill in the wattage department. im looking for a decent breakup like the greenback, just more low end......does anybody have any ideas? Thanks a lot.
     
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    A Weber Legacy, 55 hz cone might be to your liking.
     
  3. gearscrubs

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    FWIW, I found the Private Jack to be a little spikey in the high end for my taste. My favorite is the stock G12M, but you're right, it does not have super deep lows.
     
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    I put a couple of scumback paper voice coil speakers in a closebacked 2x12 and the sound even at low volumes is incredible...full is a great word but doesnt say enough....
     
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    Love most scumback's I've heard, especially the m75.
     
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    scumbacks are awesome
     
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    Decide for yourself:



    I went with a Scumback, but surprisingly the china made RI sounds pretty damn close to the original '67.
     
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    I'd also suggest a recent era Creamback Celestion G12M 65 watter.
     
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    I like the china made G12M a lot, but something sounds funny here.

    My favorite M is a scumback M75 65 watt
     
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    They all sound close enough for Rock and Roll.
     
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    I think the Eminence would be your best solution. The Legend GB128 is the one I believe, its the black one. I have a friend that toured with the Allman Brothers in Duane's place in the early seventies. He is the pickest guy I know when it comes to gear and tone. He put this speaker in his Tweed Deluxe about 5 years ago and has not looked back since.
     
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    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    A well broken in one...
     
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    The only experience I have are the G12c's in my 425b cabinet. They sound fantastic!
     
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    Scumback M75, M75 PVC...
     
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    PreRola is the best "all around" - you can't really get a bad sound out of them.

    For modern, G12C is a warmer, woodier version of a G12M.

    I've tried PreRola, mid 70s post rola, early 90s Made in England, later Made in China, ASW Crossroads, G12C, and Scumback's.
     
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    I have a 425A and I love those G12c's also!
    If you ever decide to move your B, my A would be happy to sit on top of it. I looked around for one for awhile to no avail.
     
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    I have a Celestion G12M Heritage in a 1X12 and a couple Reissue G12Ms in a 2X12. I play rock in roll (vintage flavored) and honestly, It's hard to imagine them sounding any better than they do. I played a G12H30 in a previous amp and I didn't like it as much.

    I know you mentioned these lack bass - Both my cabinets are close backed, which helps with the bass response, but honestly, I always end up turning down the bass/cranking treble when playing at band volume as it's actually too much sometimes.
     
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    I have a pair of GB128 in the emporium if anyone's interested.
     

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