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Z28 Kill a Blue?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by JES1680, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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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!!

    thanks
     
  2. Stevo57

    Stevo57 Supporting Member

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    Don't crank it or hit it with a boost pedal.
     
  3. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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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?
     
  4. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Weber makes a blue rated at 30w that sounds great.
     
  5. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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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.
     
  6. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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

    big mike Consigliere Staff Member

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    Crap, I'd still be scared. I smoked a Green with mine. Wasnt too far past 10 with a Tube screamer kicked in....:eek:
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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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.
     
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    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?
     
  11. Madison

    Madison Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  12. 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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