#1
I'm looking to change the speakers in my home made 2x12 cab. My amp is a Marshall 6101 which I've turned into a separate head & cab. I've got a pair of Marshall branded speakers in there at the moment & would like something better. I play everything from the Beatles to Slayer, so something with good headroom & not too bright, the speakers I have now are too bright & I would like something bassier. My cab is the same size as a Marshall 1936 2x12 cab, closed back, but I'm still getting to much top end. If I take the middle & treble down, I struggle to hear myself. I played through a Randall 4x12, which sounded great, but would be a royal pain in the arse to move about!!
As I'm in the UK, Celestions would be preferable due to cost, but that's not essential. Thanks peeps
#2
I am always a fan on mixing speakers so I highly recommend it. My 4x12 and 2x12 are both half V30s and half G12t-75s. V30s are pretty standard, but a lot of people do not like the G12t-75s. The G12s have a naturally scooped sound so they lend themselves to metal but I fell like the V30s balance this out with a ton of classic-rock midrange.

Whatever you go with, mix up your cab!

Edit: Look into the G12s, I do have to cut my treble down to cut their sharp tendency but they will give you a large amount of low-end.
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Last edited by sacamano79 at Mar 22, 2011,
#3
Thanks sacamano, I've played thru a Marshall 1960 too, which is all G12T75's, which sounded good. Just wondered if a V30 might be a bit much with the infamous Marshall mid-hump sound.I'll just have to try it & see I guess
#4
Yea just test different cabs and see what you like. Slayer always used 75's.
But rock and blues usually call for greenbacks.

SeventyEighties are in the middle of the road.


I would make another 2x12, stock one with Greens and the other with 75's.

Of course you could always splurge and look into Scumback speakers...
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