Which Speakers for a fat,creamy Lead Tone?

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  1. saurudi

    saurudi Member

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    well, i got a demeter tga 2,1 50 watt head and i´m looking for a decent 2x12 open back cab that would give me a nice sustaining lead tone.

    my first thoughts were the tone tubby alnicos but i´m open to anything else.

    so what are your suggestions:BEER

    thanks,

    mario
     
  2. GuitarsFromMars

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    I might talk to Southbay Ampworks about the new Scumnicos...
     
  3. hardys

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    Reissue Celestion, Heritage g12-65s can do creamy.
     
  4. Jujo

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    I find my Scumbacks to be creamy sounding. Especially with OD tones. Even amps that aren't otherwise creamy.
     
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    Sustain doesn't come from speakers.:confused:
     
  6. bosstone

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    A lot of the fat creamy sound comes from the correct match up of speaker and amp. I have heard that sound from Rola Celestion G12-65's paired with many amp. The creamiest amp I have ever heard was a 1965 Supro Big Star with a pair of Jensen C12N's.
     
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    Hey Bosstone, where'd you hear the Supro Big Star? You're the first person I've ever hear mention that amp. I've had one, a '65, since '66. My dad paid $100.00 for it when a local music store closed and liquidated all its stock at auction.
     
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    Weber Alnico Silver ...50watt sings
     
  9. bosstone

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    I had one but sold it two years ago to Blues Saraceno. He had three at one time but sold two of them. He sold the one I sold him for $2,050.00 about a year ago on eBay. I wish I still had it. It was the warmest amp I have ever heard. It didn't have a lot of distortion but was flat out incredible with good pedals...really exceptional.
     
  10. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    It sounds like you're talking about a Juke amp....Warmest amp I ever owned
     
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    Scumbacks are my favorite speaker.
     
  12. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Those of you who know me know I was originally highly suspicious of the Scumback hype but was won over by what I heard with my own ears. Creamy is exactly how I'd describe mine in overdrive mode given the smooth mids and quite present but never icepicky highs.
     
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    Not to hijack the I'll maybe start a Big Star thread.

    RE speakers: I have a pair of Scumbacks, they are creamy. I think mine are 75H HPs, but I'm not exactly sure. Jim worked out a deal w/ Ted Weber where Ted woud recone speakers to Scumback specs for a short time when Jim was initialy promoting his speakers. I had a pair of blown G12-H30's I sent to Ted. They came back Great! They are in my "keeper" section. Ditto G12-65's
     
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    H30s give you that larger mid tone imo, I like them for singing MK IV type leads.

    Boogie MC90s are nice as well.
     
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    I always like the reissue Greenbacks honestly, they had a really nice smooth sound when pushed, and really organic, woody tone when clean. One of my favorite speakers actually.
     
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    I like those reissue greenbacks too. Warm, great sound. For louder ceramics, the CRex is right up there. I use them in a 35 watt amp, so can't comment on higher power applications. But they do sound fat and warm to me, really love humbuckers too.
     
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    Celestion G12M-70`s from the 80`s, i have (2) NOS that are UNREAL..( Thank you DIAZ AMPLIFICATION!) smokey sounding..the cone is NOT as tight as other Celestions....
     
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    I love my Greenbacks, but I have to admit - 2 times now the sound man has given me grief about being "too bright" when using GB's. I never got that complaint with V30s.

    EV12L's I get called too loud lol
    G12H30s I am loud as well, but they sit well.

    Just sayin', that's what 2 separate soundmen have come up and said, and its soundmen I have worked with before.
     
  19. saurudi

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    lotta choices...the greenbacks are also on my radar.
    damn it, i can´t even decide if i should move towards a 2x12 instead
    of a 4x12:NUTS

    point is still own two 2x12 cabs ( Heritage, Mojotone ) so i think a nice 4x12 would be a great compliment.
    but if i decide on the tone tubbys i don´t think a 4x12 would be that great.
     
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