Z28 Kill a Blue?

JES1680

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Was wondering if it's safe to run a Celestion Blue in a Z28 1x12 combo? The Z is rated at "around" 22 watts. So far so good, but I haven't cranked it. It sounds great!!

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JES1680

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This may end up being my practice amp. I'd love to be able to use it with volume 3/4 to max on the volume, but I'm afraid I'll toast the $$ speaker.

By the way, ran my Tomcat through the cab speaker and WOW.

Anyone know where I can get a Tomcat combo cab?
 

riffmeister

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the Z28 is a powerful small amp........I wouldn't use a single Blue with it unles the amp were attenuated.
 

riffmeister

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Originally posted by JES1680


By the way, ran my Tomcat through the cab speaker and WOW.

Yep, that was always my favorite speaker with the Tomcat........esp nice with humbuckers........
 

big mike

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Originally posted by riffmeister
the Z28 is a powerful small amp........I wouldn't use a single Blue with it unles the amp were attenuated.
Crap, I'd still be scared. I smoked a Green with mine. Wasnt too far past 10 with a Tube screamer kicked in....:eek:
 

Madison

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I have a single Celestion Blue that is usually hooked up to my Ghia, but occassionally I'll run a Z28 into it. I've never run the volume past 1 o'clock and use an RC Booster sparingly when using the 28.

According to Dr Z, you should always use TWO Cele Blues with a Z28.

A fine sounding speaker all in all.
 

JES1680

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Thanks everyone. I think I'll clamp this one down with a Hot Plate and use it for practice at home. Maybe order a 1x12 ext cab with another blue or Webber.
 

Zane

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posted by Madison
I have a single Celestion Blue that is usually hooked up to my Ghia, but occassionally I'll run a Z28 into it. I've never run the volume past 1 o'clock and use an RC Booster sparingly when using the 28
don't want to "highjack"...but I've been thinking about an Avatar with a blue in it to use with my Ghia...you don't have any probs there do ya?
 

Madison

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Originally posted by Zane
posted by Madison


don't want to "highjack"...but I've been thinking about an Avatar with a blue in it to use with my Ghia...you don't have any probs there do ya?
Zane, I'm planning on putting the Ghia and open back 1x12 Avatar/Cele Blue up for sale this week. If you're interested in the Av/Blue, drop me an email. I'll sell them together or separate. It's a perfect little cab/speaker for the Ghia, no probs at all...just making room for new stuff on the horizon.
 

iainmc

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having just blown a blue, i'd suggest you don't do that. the amp is rated as 28w - that's mean it would peak up at at least 40-45w. that speaker is a 15w speaker - the times where you may get screwed are things like plugging & unplugging a guitar or some strange pop.

its a friggin' expensive speaker for a pratice setup...

/i
 




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