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Old 03-21-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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Celestion Vintage 30 vs Eminence Governor?

So, finding myself not very satisfied w/the current speakers in my 2x12 cab (Celestion V12-60's), and recently playing my Mesa F-50 head through a V-30 loaded Mesa cab, I decided, "That's the sound!".

Which made me begin to wonder. I've heard the Eminence Governor is very similar to the V30, but is that true? It's a tempting option because I have too many pieces of gear I'm after, and limited budget (sound like a familiar situation?), so I'd have to go used to try and get V30's. Granted, I am aware that Mesa cabs tend to be bass heavy, but I noticed the V30's had much smoother mids and highs, and a more modern voicing than what I have in my cab.

The problem w/the current speakers? The low end is too loose and muddy, and the mids have too vintage of a voicing to them for the music I play (it's almost like having a wah pedal stuck in the middle position at all times), and the high gain doesn't come through very clearly. Lastly, there's a sharp treble bite at times (could be one of the guitars I use). Basically, they're great for something like blues, but terrible for metal.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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Governors are going to require a little more beat down for them to break up. Think past 12 o'clock on your Mesa. V30's whimp out quickly and will most likely give you the classic sound that you're trying to avoid at this point, at low volumes to boot.

My experience with a Soldano Hot Rod 50 and various Eminence speakers is crispy bass, profound mids, and thick-as-a-tree highs. Good definition whist tuning low as well.

edit: look into P50's while your at it. Best of both worlds.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:39 AM   #3
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Hmm. Well, the other speaker I was thinking about was the Legend V128, but I'm not sure. I just know I liked how my F-50 sounded through the mesa cab. I'll try and record some clips of my amp with the current speakers and maybe that will help me point out the things I don't like about them better. But I'll have to do that tomorrow, as it's a little late to be turning anytihng up loud here!
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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If you like V30s then maybe get some veteran 30s

http://warehousespeakers.com/prodde...od=veteran30_12
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:31 AM   #5
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I had to choose between these two speakers and I went with the V30.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:37 AM   #6
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If you like V30s then maybe get some veteran 30s

http://warehousespeakers.com/prodde...od=veteran30_12


This. Reasonable price, sounds just like the v30 except with less mid honk so it doesn't have to be broken in as much to sound good.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #7
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the govs rule, they sound more liek vintage 30's then the vintage 30's they make now do.
the shrill highs on the crap vintage 30's they make nowdays is what turns me off.
Eminence Governors ftw
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:24 PM   #8
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holy crap those veteran 30's are cheap! Based on the sound clips, it sounds like exactly what I'm looking for too. I think I'm getting those (Because I'm not about to spend considerably more on a V30 that's made in China, lol)

Thanks for that link!
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:46 PM   #9
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Ted weber also make speaker clone, they're a bit more expensive, but ted makes some quality stuff.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #10
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sorry to hijack your thread but I'm moddng my v33 to soldano slo specs and need a speaker, which one does ug recommend?
I play any where from megadeth to zep to ac/dc to srv.
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