Matching Cabinet To Amp Heads

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  1. Atomant

    Atomant New Member

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    Hi guys, what are your thoughts on running a low wattage Marshall DSL20 Head with a high wattage rated 2X12 G12T-75's or 1X12 G12B-150? Would it sound like it is intended to as compared to a 20W rated speaker?
     
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    You can certainly drive those speakers in a 2x12 with the DSL. If it were me....i’d go with G12M in a 1x12 or 2x12.
     
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    I suggest you choose based on the tone you want and not worry too much about the wattage as long as it is equal to or higher watts than the amp (in general). 75's have a scooped midrange response so they're best for metal or more modern tones. If you want more mids for a classic rock tone, a 25 watt greenback is hard to beat. V30's have a pronounced upper-mid response that I personally don't care for but they do cut through in a full band mix.

    Check out Scumback speakers if you want authentic 60's / 70's Celestion tone. :applause:
     
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    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't like my DSL15H thorough my GB quad so much, but it really shines with my preRola G12H30 in an open back 1x12 cab.
     
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    I've got WGS Green Beret 2X12.

    It kinda muffles the brittle sound from an amp. Whereas Green Backs I find tends to accentuate it, not as bad as Vin 30s.
     

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