#1
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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- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
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#2
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.
Last edited by evil_in_you at Mar 21, 2009,
#3
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!
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#7
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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#8
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!
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#9
Ted weber also make speaker clone, they're a bit more expensive, but ted makes some quality stuff.
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#10
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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