#1
I am looking to put together an Avatar 2x12 to go with the Ironheart or Peavey 6505 I will be getting shortly. I want to do something different then the old standard V30's that come in most cabinets, and I started looking into Eminence Speakers.

The three choices I have come up with to pair with the amp head in the 2x12 are:
2 Swamp Thangs
1 Swamp Thang, 1 Governer
1 Swamp Thang, 1 Texas Heat

Now my question in regards to why I posted is does anyone have any experience in doing what I am thinking of? As in which of the 3 speaker choices I am considering would compliment the 6505 or Ironheart nicely?

Any thoughts? Please let me know.
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#2
I liked the Texas Heat, I used Swamp thangs and liked em, but I have never used a governor. I would say go for the Swamp Thang/Texas Heat combo
#3
E-mail them and ask them directly what they would recommend. I can't remember if it's Eminence, but they're usually really helpful and quick to respond.
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The Governor is supposed to be a V30 with mids that are less harsh/spike-y.

Eminence is really quick to respond to email queries. Next working day if I recall correctly.
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E-mail them and ask them directly what they would recommend. I can't remember if it's Eminence, but they're usually really helpful and quick to respond.


it is eminence, and +1

i've tried a texas heat and like it. it's pretty dark, though, i'd want to pair it with something brighter.

as has been said, i think the governor is a v30 (or their version of one, anyway), so if you don't want v30s then maybe give it a miss.
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#6
the swamp and heat sound really good together. I havent tried a governor, but hear taht they are decent as well. For something a little different maybe try the swamp with a manowar or a tonker for a lot of low from both speakers, but having both voiced differently.


^yo dave, what are you using the t heat that sounds dark? I've got a pair in my k-tre combo, and I think they sound pretty bright. Certainly some low end, not as much as a swamp, but i don't think they're dark speakers.
#7
I've been thinking about doing a Governor/Swamp Thang combo in a 212 cabinet myself.

I have a Governor in my 6505+ 112 right now and I can tell you it has a nice, tight, grinding, midrange to it. I've never tried a Vintage 30 in that amp so I don't know how they compare. But I've felt that my Governor lacks a little in the low-end department, that's why I thought a Swamp Thang would compliment it nicely.

If anyone has tried that combination, I'd be all ears as well!
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#8
Eminence sells a "Monster Metal" speaker pack that includes 2 Swamp Thangs and 2 Texas Heats. So if you're playing metal I'd suggest that.

Edit: Except buy them separately since you're only putting them in a 212.
#9
I sent Eminence an email last night, and after talking to the guy over at Avatar I am looking at having a Swamp Thang and a Texas Heat in my Avatar.
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#10
Good Choice. I love my heats, They make leads jump out so much more in a performance setting. That combo will definitely give you a nicely balanced tone.
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^yo dave, what are you using the t heat that sounds dark? I've got a pair in my k-tre combo, and I think they sound pretty bright. Certainly some low end, not as much as a swamp, but i don't think they're dark speakers.


i think i've tried it with all my amps, and it sounded fairly dark with all of them

(engl savage se, laney gh50l, vht special 6 and valve junior. actually now i think of it i don't think i've tried the 18 watt clone with it )

EDIT: don't get me wrong, it sounds good and i like it, but it did seem to me to be on the dark and chunky side. it's not like it has no treble, and there's a nice sweetness to the treble that i like, but yeah. I wouldn't call it bright.
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^ I wouldn't call mine dark, but it definitely lacks tightness in the low end, which I have frequently mistakenly compensated for by reducing the bass. It is darker than most stock speakers, but compared to other eminence speakers I would say its pretty normal.
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that might be so. i've only tried a few of the eminences
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