Some of you may remember about 2 years ago I bought a headless MG 250DFX to refurbish and convert to a 1x12 for my DSL40C. The guy I bought it from was using it as a 2x12 cab and it had a pair of Mesa V30's in it. One of the speakers had voicecoil rub and the other, while no rub, measured 7.3 ohms but was labeled a 16 ohm speaker. I'm not a V30 fan so in my basement it went. A good friend of mine is thinking about getting a speaker cab and I'd be happy to give him the V30 that doesn't rub. But I don't want to give him a bad speaker. On inspection it looks good - the cone/dust cap look great, the spider is intact, the voicecoil doesn't rub, the frame is not bent, etc. My only concern is that it's labeled 16 ohms, but like I said it measures 7.3 ohms - which would normally tell me it's an 8 ohm speaker. I asked Celestion about it and the only thing they can think of is it was reconed at some point. They are older speakers so that's certainly possible, but if it was aftermarket they did a great job and why not then mark it somewhere that it's now 8 ohms? Also, it has a 444 cone - how easy it is to get a genuine Celestion 444 cone for a recone job? If he uses this speaker as an 8 ohm load what's the worst that can happen? He's looking to get a 2x12 but hasn't decided if it will be wired in series or parallel. Right now he's leaning toward the Seymour Duncan Power Stage (4, 8 or 16 ohms) or the Orange Pedal Baby (8 or 16 ohms) to go with his modeler, but he hasn't ruled out a tube amp. These two power amps are both solid state which I know is more forgiving than a tube amp when it comes to speaker load, but do you think it's OK to use? Thoughts?