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100w Speaker?

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  1. KirkD777

    KirkD777 New Member

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    I've got a 100w head and just bought an empty Orange 1x12, Looking for a speaker that won't blow under those circumstances. This rig is purely for rehearsals I want to use my 100w head through a 1x12 for convenience. Any recommendations?
     
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    Frodebro Well-Known Member

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    A 100 watt tube amp, when pushed hard, will produce considerably more than 100 watts.
     
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    Pull two power tubes?
     
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    what 100 watt head?

    not all 100 watt heads are the same...

    also, what cab?

    not all 1x12 cab's are the same...

    Is the cab designed for a speaker putting out that much spl? or will it sound like sh*t because you're pushing it well beyond it's design?

    Most high wattage speakers do not produce a good guitar sound. Some people like the Altec/JBL speaker, but, it will not have that Celestion grit. Even Celestions, when you start getting in the higher wattages, lose that sheen & sound muffled, like you put a wool blanket over them...
     
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  6. KirkD777

    KirkD777 New Member

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    It's an early Lanely AOR 100w with a currently empty Orange 1x12. looking at eminence manowars. i've got other amps and speaker cabs but this is for a doom band.
     
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    Poor Noodle New Member

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    Celestion G12K-100 maybe. Haven’t tried it myself. In any case I would suggest using an attenuator to tame at least some of the power and protect the speaker…
     
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  8. KirkD777

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    The ManoWar is rated at 120W and gets good reviews for what I'm intending it for. But I do have an attenuator to help. If I don;t like it I'll add it to something else.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member

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    Also look at Swamp Thang and Tonker.
     
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    BlueX Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Electro-Voice EVM12L is rated at 200W.

    I have one in an oversized 1x12 cab, and it sounds really great..
     
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    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    I put a Celestion Truvox 1220 in a 1 x12 cab and play a 2203 or 1959 Marshall out of it whenever
    They're under 100 bucks and you can doom the fck out of 'em
     
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    StingRay85 Well-Known Member

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    As stated above EVM 12L, or Celestion S12-150
     
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    Peter McAteer Well-Known Member

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    Eminence Swamp Thang. It's 150W. It's reasonably priced and a huge value.
     
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    Here's another vote for the EVM12 and a vote for the Eminence Delta Pro.
     
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    I’ve used the Swamp Thang and the EVM-12L. If you plan on diming that amp, the EVM is a safer bet, but more expensive. Is the Orange cab a PPC? I can only gues that a PPC can take the sound pressure.
     
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    I use a G12T-100 in my 1912 cab.
    Not a popular speaker on the MF but I like them.
    I've got two in my VS65R/1912 setup.
    Better bass response than the G12T-75.
     
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    Zack Wylde Black Label EVM is 300w!
     
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    These 2 are pretty good and cheap to buy.
    https://wgsusa.com/et90 Not a bad speaker and can take 90w
    https://www.eminence.com/speakers/speaker-detail/?model=Legend_V128 This speaker is only $100 and will take 120w, seems to work best in combo's.
    If you can find one, Carvin made some speakers that I really liked around the end of the 80's to early 90's. They were called the BR-12 and were a British voiced speaker with large dust cap that could handle 100w (Still one of my favorite speakers today.)
     
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    I like high wattage speakers. My faves are the 80s Celestion S12-150 Sidewinder and Fane Medusa 100. I also dig the 125 watts Eminence Tonkerlite.
     
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