Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by jzucker, Jan 29, 2015.
I like the ASW Crossroads a lot.
does the crossroads have a decent high end sparkle? Will it sound velvety playing SRV Lenny or Jimi's Little Wing?
Scumback m75 and h75 should do very nicely and come in 65w & 100w
Jimi used 55hz cones, so you could get a 65 watt Weber Legacy w/ a 55hz cone or a 65 watt Scumback w/ a 55hz cone.
From the famous Dave Weyer from West Coast Amp and Organ thread at Metroamp...the guy that took care of Jimi's gear:
"In SOME of those cabinets you would find the Thomas Organ Co. Rolas. These were "Bulldog" type speakers, alnico magnets. The Celestion historians deny there were any alnico speakers made in the 1088 series which had higher power ratings, but Thomas Organ insisted they would handle 60 peak watts. Bob Hovland and I checked them at the factory.
According to Vox engineering, they had aluminum formers and better glue.
Anyway, they sound great for guitar and hold up really well. You know who liked their sound a lot........"
which of the eminence speakers (if any) can capture that vibe and handle > 50 watts?
Yes, the ASW has a nice sparkle, but it's not brash in the upper mids. I really dig them. I have two in a closed back Kerry Wright 2x12 and use them with my vintage Marshalls and Suhr SL67.
how would it sound in a gries 35 1x12 open back?
+1 on the crossroads. Also might try the Scumback H magnet 55Hz or 75Hz J magnet Scum.
how would they sound for srv'ish stuff in an open back fender 1x12 style combo? (gries 35)
I have a Carol Ann 1x12 oval back cab with a Crossroads and it sounds great to me. I gig that cab for small things, but it sounds huge for a 1x12.
Seems to me SRV was using EVs and other American sounding "clean"speakers. I think it would sound fine, but not like SRV
The G12H Creamback would do it too.
Austin Speaker Works KTS 60 has a 55hz cones and can handle 80 watts. This is their version based on the early Celestion G12H30 55hz cone speaker.
I like the G12M creamback 65W for such sounds a lot,i'm sure there are others equally capable as well out there,but i'm content.
Celestion Lynchback is worth checking out.