What kind of Celestion speakers would get me closest to this sound?

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  1. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    I think Lita Ford has great tone on this album. This was recorded in 1984. I'm thinking the speakers are either Celestion Greenbacks or G12-65. But they could be something else. Which speakers do you think would sound the closest to this? I know Vintage 30s hadn't been invented yet. Anyway it sounds like they are really cranked. In the studio she played all of the guitar parts.

     
  2. Barnzy

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    Tone is in the fingers...I read it here, so it must be true.
     
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    Hard to say, but sounds a bit tighter than I would expect from 25s. Most likely 65s or something else tighter. Its such a small,part of that tone, it is hard to nail down exactly which it is.
     
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    wheres the microphones??? amps? lip sync hell .sounds like a rockman through a gallien kreuger. this is a troll right? do i win a prize? LOL
     
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  5. EADGBE

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    Yeah it sounds like G12-65s to me too. Thank you.
     
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    if you are serious id say JCM 800 through a G12-65 loaded cab. Sounds pretty much 80's sounds like a strat to me as well.
     
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    Yeah, didn't you know? Get the same sound out of my old Jensen Triax 6X9's from high school.
     
  8. EADGBE

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    I'd say you're right about the amp and cab. But I'm pretty sure she played a B.C. Rich 24 and 5/8 scale with a DiMarzio super distortion at the bridge and a DiMarzio PAF at the neck. I have the amp. I was just wondering which cab would sound the best.
     
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    Is there a reason it hassss to be Celestions?
     
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    Now what was available at the time... G12M Greenbacks, G12H Greenbacks, G12-65s and G12-80s... My vote is for one of the latter ones
     

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