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Best Speaker Upgrade for my Cab w 70/80s

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  1. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    A vintage 30 and a t75 would be hard to beat .
     
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  2. Dee Mort

    Dee Mort New Member

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    Consider any of the Mojotone BV speakers, or their Greyhound (higher sensitivity), or a limited edition Watchtower (8ohm only). I only have sets of the BV models and they're great!
     
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    I have a horizontal MX212 ‘R’ cab that I really dig. I removed the 70/80’s & installed a pair of the ‘Watchtower’ speakers from Mojotone. If memory serves, these are the ‘leftover’ Celestion G12C speakers that came standard with the Marshall Vintage Modern amps & the Jimi Hendrix Super 100 amp. I love these speakers! Very similar to the G12M, but seem to have some added warmth/mojo. Very happy with this cab now. The speakers were a great find. Mojotone may still have some of the 8 ohm versions, but I think the 16 ohms have been sold out for a while. No affiliations on these.
    Cheers.
     
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  4. sir john maxwell

    sir john maxwell New Member

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    7080 arent bad at all !! with the right amp and guitar. and guitar style and tuning. any speaker can sound bad if used in the wrong way. with a 6505+ head tuned down to c for metal. using a esp axe. with emg 85/81 set .sound killer ! but, for a small marshall head a lower watt speaker like a creamback or texas heat would sound better.
     
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    tonycaster Well-Known Member

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    another vote for Creamback 65/Vintage 30, I'm using them in a 2x12 since years in various band contexts with a 2203 and it's a very versatile combo, covering from pop to metal with ease
     
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    I've only heard the 70/80 on a '68 Custom deluxe reverb and it sounded anything but "dull"! Fantastic, in fact. You might be barking up the wrong tree, but your type of player usually goes with the o'l 75 watters or sometimes the 60 watt Vintage 30's (not to be confused with the 30 watt G12H).
     
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  7. Ken Ops

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    I hear quite a few modern hard rock and metal players saying they like V30s.

    Personally, not a fan of them or 70/80s. But it just goes to show how subjective this stuff is. I like to play some hard rock and metal myself, but they’re just not speakers I get along with.

    Anyway, worth checking out V30s, because they are probably popular for a reason. Just as Greenbacks are, say.
     
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    MaskingApathy Well-Known Member

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    I like V Types.
     
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    NoelH Active Member

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    Really open ended question. You'll get every speaker under the sun suggested.
    What I run most frequently: a V30 paired with a Weber Hemp Blue Dog 100w.
    Why? Because it's the speaker combination I found out I like the most with my DSL 50. DSL 15? Maybe. You'd certainly be able to crank it with no worries.
     
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    Peter McAteer Well-Known Member

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    Having one speaker much louder than the other kind of defeats the purpose. In a 212 try to match both speaker's sensitivities to within a few db.
     
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    doc mckenna New Member

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    I really like jensen jet falcons 10 inch. Cuts really well and kills the fizz. Creamback 75 would be my celestion pick with some added treble
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    V30 + MC90

    Also, you can install a stereo, switching, and individual sides jack and switch set like seen on 1960 cabs. Then you could have 4 ohms both, 16 ohms both, or each speaker separately at 8 ohms (if you use 8 ohm speakers).
     
  13. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    My Blackstar S1 pro 4x12 is the best sounding cab I’ve ever heard . It has the Blackstar ‘ custom voiced’ ( unique to Blackstar apparently) 8 ohm vintage 30’s , described by Blackstar as having a more even mid range . They do sound amazing.
     
  14. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    It just occurred to me that most people think that there are only 4 iterations of vintage 30’s . Basically standard made in UK , made in China , Marshall and Mesa but there are actually 5 . Most people are totally unaware of the Blackstar custom voiced ones .
     
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    Rocket 50's?



    I'll get my coat! :iough:
     
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    Any decision yet?
     
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    Did not know that, very cool. I had read at one point that Orange may have/had their own as well but I don't know if it's true.

    Do you have a picture of one of the speakers per chance? Just curious.
     
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  18. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t opened the cab up yet but I will do very soon to satisfy my curiosity aswell .
     
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  19. Angry Possum

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    Yes, The V type Celestion
     

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