Best Tubes For A Ceriatone Super Lead 100w 1968

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  1. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Read up on greenbacks, ask Michael about his, I have a pair of greenbacks I like that sound really good with all my amps, they have a classic sound, currently I'm using 75's at the moment, I have several different pairs of speakers that I tend to roll through a couple times a year for the sake of tonal variety. As far as tubes go TAD has been on my hit list to try for a while, one of these days I'll put out the cash for a set of EL34's and maybe even a trio of 12AX7's.
     
  2. jack daniels

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  3. tremojem

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    I will have to check.

    I think I have decided on speakers.

    Greenbacks for sure in an X pattern with the Creambacks...not sure if M or H.

    What do you think?
     
  4. tremojem

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    No, they aren't...too bad.

    I swapped out V1 with a Tung-Sol and it does sound better.
     
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    The G12M-65H. However if you are going to go with 25W Greenbacks, you might as well go with the G12H (55) 30W speakers.
     
  6. tremojem

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    I looked at the layout on the website again for my amp.

    It appears that there is a "pull bright" pot on the channel one volume.

    I did not know this.

    I pulled it out to engage the bright cap.

    It now sounds like what I expected...it is truly glorious.

    I have to get some Greenbacks.

    MichaelR/T, what, exactly, do you have in your cabinets.

    Any information and pics would be great, as there are way too many flavors of Greenbacks out there, thanks.
     
  7. Michael RT

    Michael RT Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Right now I'm using a JCM800 full stack (birch) and in the 1960b cab I have a set of old G12T-75's in it. Rarely do I record with this cab and speakers.
    Most all the recording you hear is my 1960a cab and in that cab I have a set of Celestion G12M (greenbacks) in it. They actually came out of a early 90's Marshall AX cab. I traded a guy for some other speakers I had laying around for them.
    This isn't my pictures but this is exactly what they look like.
    The one thing is I don't use any boost pedals at all, I don't even own any boost pedals.
    All my amps are plug & play where all the gain comes from the preamp and sometimes the power tubes. :)

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  8. tremojem

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    You rock MichaelR/T.

    Great pics, thanks.
     
  9. Michael RT

    Michael RT Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    My pleasure, brother. :cheers:
     

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