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« on: January 27, 2010, 09:13:27 AM »

If you could only run your Plexi 50 through one speaker what would it be? I'm just thinking about a 2x12 stereo cab with my OTS driving the EV and the Plexi driving something else.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 05:22:08 PM »

If your going to run your Plexi at high volume you're going to need a high wattage speaker perhaps 100 watts. I know that Weber makes British styled speakers that run upwards of 100 watts as does Eminence. Celestion has higher wattage speakers that might work fine. Most of the speaker websites have soundclips so you can listen to prospective choices. I would probably go through a Weber V30 type that is rated for high wattage. You may have to go on the Weber website because even though SpeakerTone.com stocks Weber's they only have one British toned speaker that is rated at 100 watts the Alnico Blue Dog. They have plenty of 50 watters if you are playing lower volume with a distortion unit.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 06:09:25 PM »

I have an Eminence Tonespotter in with my EV at the moment and I don't think, though I don't recall, that that is high enough wattage. I've also got a Emi Texas Heat which is 100w I think, not sure it would be the right speaker for a plexi though.

What I'm asking  really is what will give the same tone as a good old greenback but with 75-100watt capability.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 06:29:30 PM »

I would go with either the Weber British series ceramic Silver Bell or the Scumback M75 both come in higher wattage versions. Because you are pumping quite a few watts into one speaker you should be able to get it to break up somewhat like a greenback. However, the bottom end should be cleaner than with a greenback.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 09:18:14 AM »

Thanks for that. I do think I'm going to struggle to find either of those here in the UK though.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 10:25:33 PM »

Can you get Eminence in the UK ?
I have used The Tonker in several Twin Reverbs. They are a heavy magnet speaker, and can take quite a bit of power. The Lynch V12 might also be a good choice if you are concerned about blowing up a single 12" speaker.
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http://www.eminence.com/guitar_speaker_detail.asp?model=THETONKER&speaker_size=12&SUB_CAT_ID=4


http://www.eminence.com/guitar_speaker_detail.asp?model=LYNCHSUPERV12&speaker_size=12&SUB_CAT_ID=4
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 09:29:46 AM »

Thanks for the links. I was able to find the specs on my Texas Heat and thats 150watt so I think I'll give that a go to begin with and then take it from there,
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 10:22:50 AM »

Probably Scumbacks M75 65W version.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 01:05:32 AM »

Hi Hywelg
Also have a look at Warehouse Guitar Speakers. I bought 4 ET65's off them which are a clone of Celestion G1265's.

So far I have only used 2 of them in my 2x12 Fender Supersonic cab and they sound far better than the Celestion Vintage 30's that were in it.

I have nearly finished restoring my 4x12 cab which they will end up in, but I too am looking for either a Plexi 50 or 2550 kit from Nik and running it with my HRM Grin

WGS do clones of just about everything British and American. I paid US$65 each and even with shipping to Australia it was cheaper than getting the 4 Celestion speakers that came with the 4x12 reconed.

http://warehousespeakers.com/products.php?cat=8,9,10&PHPSESSID=aafd060609a9e9543343fb5e27725931
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 06:00:35 PM »

I'm using eminence wizard and governor in my 2x12. If I had to choose just one I would prob. get the gov. as the wizard can be a little bright on it's own.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010, 11:58:34 PM »

I'm using eminence wizard and governor in my 2x12. If I had to choose just one I would prob. get the gov. as the wizard can be a little bright on it's own.
My wife owned a backline company. The Governor/Wizard was our default speaker combo in a 2x12 or 4x12. And I would agree with you about single speaker use as well. No single speaker is always the right choice, but I would take the Governor over the Wizard in most 1x12 requirements.
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2010, 03:35:41 PM »

You are right hired hand, when I used my wizard alone in my set-up I found it had two basic qualities right off the bat IMHO. 1 a weapon of war, 2 a testing device for the intinsic stability of glass. HA!
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011, 12:46:05 AM »

The lead guitar player in my band uses a Mesa 1x12 wedge cabinet at most of the gigs we do in small places indoors.  It originally came with a Celestion speaker that was about a 70 watter and never sounded very good.  He put up with it because of the convenience of having a small cabinet at the front of him pointing right at him instead of the audience and sound man. 

One day the Celestion finally gave up the ghost and blew so we replaced it with an Electro Harmonix(made by Eminence) 60 watt ceramic magnet speaker and it's tremendously better tonewise with a much smoother mid and top end and a tighter less clunky bottom.  Mic-ing it with a E609 Silver sounds spectacular with little to no EQ though the PA. 

I'm a believer in using a light weight speaker that the amp can really drive when it comes to electric guitar tones especially when working with dynamic mics and he's been hitting this speaker for the last few years with ahard running  Sovtek MIG60 with EH 6CA7's) and a few pedals.  This speaker was inexpensive from New Sensor and I bought a few spares should it get tired. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011, 02:55:04 PM »

My son and I just got a 4x12 cab from Avatar loaded with 4 Celestion Lead 80s.
We have been hitting the cab with a Mesa Mark I reissue, a Fender Vibroverb custom 64, a Fender Concert and a Fender Super Champ. ALL of the amps sound awesome with the Lead 80s just with the bigger amps you cannot walk in front of the cab while playing due to shear volume. Eric Johnson prefers the Lead 80s in his cabs for the tone they have. I bought the cab for the Plexi 100 Superbass Nik will be shipping me this week. Even if you use only one CL 80 in a 1x12 it will work with most any amp. A 2x12 would sound even better. The lead 80 does not have a piercing high end or a brittle sound. It does have a tight bass and is very articulate. Seems to be good with faster lead guitar playing. Chords sound good too. I wish they made them in a 10" version.
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