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Excellent upgrade (Tayden - Retro 55)

By JoaoRM, 15/07/2015
I've bought this to replace the stock Celestion Rocket 50 on my Laney Cub12. The difference is huge! Much louder, punchier, richier sound. Big headroom improvement (everything else left stock). Allows a better shapping of the sound, through the pedals and the amp controls. Nice response through all the frequency spectrum with rich harmonics when breakup is achieved.
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My reference speaker! (Celestion - G12-65 Rola)

By Le Taz, 31/03/2016
I own a JCM800 cab equipped with g12-65s, and I'm replacing a pair of V30s with two others in a 2x12. This is my personal favorite speaker. It brings a great presence in all circumstabces and acoustic condition, with either one or 3 guitars in the band. Some will find it too "surgical-sounding". It's the exact opposite of a V30: bright-sounding, yet rather smooth, less of a beehive than a v30 or 75. Lows are less protruding and flattering (as it seems...) than with a v30. As a consequence, when the volume gets up, the sound remains accurate. To avoid for metal? Not so sure... If you like old-school heavy, this is a must have. I came across it by chance but always got back to it. Not the most flattering at first, but it turns out to be quite versatile, reliable (a lot of presence and a defined sound in all circumstances). All in all, accurate, and no need for extreme frequencies that blow your head off.

Plus, it really bites, really much, in lead, whether you play clean, crunch or overdriven, but with a balanced sound.

I'm neither a metal or thrash player but had the opportunity to play hard/heavy (it was featured on Marshall cabs in the glorious days of heavy metal), I mostly play rock & blues-rock. With all the heads and combos that were used with it, I consider it doesn't adapt so well to modern or so-called-vintage hi-gain type amps, which generally tend to a low mids, fat (think Rivera/Blackstar/Mesa) register. It doesn't work at all, these amps were thought for V30s or Classic 80s. The same goes with very bright-sounding amps such as Koch or Brunetti: much better but still a bit unbalanced. Must sound quite well with Orange or Marshall amps.

While considered as THE 80s heavy speaker, its regular users (as mentioned by Celestion) are Mike Landau, Robben Ford, Ray Gomez, Lenny Kravitz... And since it takes a lot from the Greenback, if you also like Jimi and Eddie, your ears will have a good time!

A precise sound, with a "thank you" note from my back (Celestion - G12 Neo Creamback)

By birdy, 26/12/2017
I ordered 2 Celestion Neo Green back from my favourite UK speaker dealer.
This is the 16-ohm version.

Here are its main specs:
Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
Power rating: 60W
Nominal impedance: 8Ω & 16Ω
Sensitivity: 97dB
Chassis type: Pressed steel
Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
Magnet type: Neodymium
Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
Resonance frequency Fs: 75Hz
DC resistance, Re: 6.6Ω & 13.1Ω

I own a Budda Superdrive II 2x12 combo amp.
This isn’t a heavy amp for a 2x12 (26kg, approximately 58lbs) but since it only has a single handle, it’s well enough to break a musician’s back.
This amp’s sound is very dark on the overdrive channel and delivers a loud loud sound (the original speakers, the Eminence-made Phats, weigh in at 5 kg and deliver up to 103dB!).

Replacing the original speakers replied to several aims:
1. making the sound better, to make it more precise, keeping the lows but pushing the trebles a bit further. Also, I’m used to Celestion speakers and as a rule I don’t like Eminence speakers, so I wanted a bit more “Britishness” into the sound.
2. making the combo lighter, so as to avoid visiting my chiropractor every time I moved it.
3. Turning the overall power down to be able to get the master volume beyond 10% (even in rehearsal!).

In the end :
1. Soundwise, it’s perfect. The sound is avesomely precise. I’ve kept all the lows but they sound more dense, less on the drippy side than the Phats. I earned more mids as it’s a model M-based Creamback, but I also gained highs which are precise and not shrilly at all ==> first point, done!
2. Regarding the weight: no question necessary, the original speakers weighed in at 5kg each while the Celestion Neo weigh barely 2. In the end, I find myself with a 30W all-tube combo with two 12” speakers for a total 20kg all ==> second point, done!
3. Power: the power has diminished indeed since I got from 103dB speakers to “only” 97db ones. Unfortunately, it still delivers very loud, but now I can get the master up to 2! :-D ==> third point, half-done!

The Budda is a very dynamic amp with a superb clean (you can get from a rather fat, Marshallesque sound to another more on the Vox side) which reacts very well to stompboxes.

I feared I would lose on these fields in changing the speakers, but that didn’t happen. These Neo Creamback render the amp’s dynamic very well and the pedals still work as well.

I’ll also mention the price, which I consider very acceptable as the Neo Creambacks are priced the same as the classic G12H Creambacks.

I’d do the same choice if I were to change another amp’s speakers.

News Guitar speaker

[NAMM] Eminence Pete Anderson signature model

Published on 01/24/16
Eminence has announced the Hempdog 12, a 12" signature speaker elaborated with producer and guitarist Pete Anderson.

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