1960A going from 4x G12T-75 to

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  1. DonP

    DonP Active Member

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    What would the tone difference be if I put in a pair of V30's?

    More Treble? More Bass? More Mids?

    Just wondering from those who have done this how it changed the tone.

    Thanks.
     
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    I replaced all 4 of the G12T-75s in my 1960A Lead cab with 4 G12M-65 Creambacks. Better mids, smoother treble, and solid bass without being overpowering.
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that more have not chimed in on the G12T75/V30 mix. I have not tried it myself.

    V30s will certainly add mids. The Vintage 30 has tons of mids with a tight bass and a rolled off high treble. The mids focus is the upper mids. The G12T75 is more hi-fi in the guitar frequencies with more high treble and more bass. I find G12T's to sound a bit one dimensional and the v30s to have more depth. V30s don't hide any of the guitar frequencies-good or bad.

    The mix is popular.
     
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    I ordered a pair of V30's to do this very thing in my 1960B half stack. The bottom end is crushing and i think could benefit from a couple V30's in there. Some people say all you'll hear is the V30's but some say that's BS, I guess we'll find out soon enough, hopefully it sounds good cause it's a $400 touch to try it.
     
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    So you are saying the bottom end is crushing right now, and you are hoping the V30's will add more mids and reduce the crushing bass?

    Just trying to make sure I am understanding you correctly.

    Very interested on how the change works out for you.
     
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    V30's will add more mids and good tight bass.
     
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    I like the bass yes, a little more biting mids would be perfect tho.
     
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    Sonically the swap should be a definite upgrade for any style of music except hardcore metal. The G12T-75's handle hard metal very well in my opinion.

    One thing I learned when replacing the G12T-75's and loading V30's into one of my 1960A cabs was that the cabinet seemed to be a LOT heavier to move around.
    That's not a problem if you don't move your cabs much but became a real problem for me playing clubs every week. Sometimes three times a week.

    I finally swapped the V30's for the Celestion Neo Creamback 12's and that really was the best of both worlds. They sound fantastic for rock, hard rock and modern country and the cab weight is manageable for constant moving. Well worth the added expense.
     
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