In Defense Of The 75's & 70's

Discussion in 'Cabinets & Speakers' started by AlvisX, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. mickeydg5

    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    As far as ceramic goes, Marshall Vintage are favorites.
     
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    Not just Marshalls. I played my '80s 1936 cab loaded with 75s for a lot of years with a Hiwatt 50 (California higher gain version) and also later a Dual Rec. They worked OK but I was always fighting that harshness. With the Hiwatt I would literally run the treble and presence completely off. I always did like the tight chunky low end from the 75s but they are currently sitting in boxes and my cab is loaded with WGS speakers. I'd prefer the V30 over the 75 but they also tend "harsh", only in a different way. The WGS Veteran is a better V30 IMO. I like greenbacks (or WGS Green Beret, also WGS Invader), 65s, love my G12-80s from the '80s.
     
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    I think exist different 75T or inconsistent build. I bought two 1936 Lead cabs, one in 98 other one in 99. Both cabs JCM900 Lead from 98. I used many years with a TSL100. Always they sounded little different, one more treble than other.

    Anyway I like the 75T.
     
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    I installed all speaker '98 Celestion G12 75T in one empty Marshall 1960A. In on 1936 cab I installed two '12 Marshall Celestion V30, in the other 1936 cabel installed two Celestion G12 75T from '91 (white back la el) that sounds more smoth than '98 75T. All 75T are very used.
     
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    Agree with this. Although the Anniversaries sound great mixed with V30. I don't care for either by themselves.
     
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    G12T75 is the perfect speaker to mix with a G12M greenback. And I liked them as a quad.

    G12M70's are pretty decent with the SS Marshall combos and not that bad as a quad, but I prefer many Celestions over these.

    Marshall V30's are another good speaker to mix, but as a quad they are not my cup of tea. Vintage G12-80's with 444 cones are much, much better.
     
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    The T75 sounds great when mixed with the G12m... Helps tighening up the flabby bottom end...

    V30, IMHO, is well suited for high gain amp... Tried using them with a Plexi... Hated how it sounds.... Spiky, hollow and thin..
     
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    Did an 18 watt demo with the old 5210 box and it's original 70.4 ohm.A lot of folks loved the tone,and were shocked that it came from a 70.Dont think they are the shite,but there are good tones to be had there.
     
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