Speaker switch in 2x12, EVH for V30

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I have a 2x12 as my primary output for playing at home. It's shared by a Marshall SV20H and a Blackstar HT20 Mk III. (Though never at the same time.) Then I have a Fender Princeton Reverb, that's generally the dry output, though not always, for stereo playing. The 2x12 has had a Greenback and an EVH in it for a couple of months. I didn't care for it. Too base dominant for the music I like to play. I did a bunch of research and a little talking with others, and decided the next thing I'd try, hoping to be the last for quite a while, would be a V30. Originally, I was deciding which Creamback I'd go with, until deeper research led me to the V30 being paired with the Greenback. For me, it turned out really well, even though the V30's not broken it yet. Mid's and high end is super crisp and clear. Base seems a little thin at this point, but that may just be me not used to it yet. It's a pretty dramatic difference.


I did the swap today. I've only played an LP and a P90 equipped SG through it. I have some Strats, but haven't hooked one up yet. I play lighter toned 60's and 70's music, like Cream, Frampton and Doobie Brothers, for instance, with occasional dips into thicker tones like ZZ Top and Joan Jett, and of course, some blues like SRV.


I really do like this speaker combo very much. Greenback rated at 98db, V30 rated at 100db. We'll see how it sounds after some more play. I have quite a few pedals to mimic the sounds of others when that's what I'm after and the amp/speakers won't do it on completely on their own, preferred. I know my tone chasing will be much easier with this combo than the previous.

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After:
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Setup:
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Did you try the G12EVH with the V30?

This is what I use in a 212 for the last 2 years now and love it.
 

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No, I did not. I felt like the G12EVH was the problem for me. It's low frequencies overpowering the Greenie too much for my taste. I play Frampton, Doobie Brothers type classic rock, amongst a bunch of other similar music. I'm chasing mid's and high's over low's. If I play ZZ Top, I switch on an octave down pedal.

Did you try the G12EVH with the V30?

This is what I use in a 212 for the last 2 years now and love it.
 

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All cabs should have at least one Vintage30 there superb speakers. I think the EVH is much like the seventy80s very boomy dull and lifeless the bass dominates way too much almost like a bass speaker. I have matched Vintage30s (lead) with the G12T-75s (rhythm) older UK version and it sound perfect for all genre of Rock. WHat I like most about the Vin30s and G12Ts is the louder they go the better they sound whilst many others loose their sweetness and become harsh or muddy. But then it also depends on the source pickups amps effects etc Thats why I like the 4x12 you can pair them using the stereo or run them all together in mono. AT least with the 4x12 you get 100 plus watts stereo per side up to 300 mono sometimes over kill I know as usually 2x12 is perfectly adequate just 4x12 looks nice, especially 2 of them in your front room !!
 


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