#1
I am looking for a replacement for my Celestion in my sig. It is starting to crackle a little, I bought it a while back and it was used when I bought it. I just put in the a WGS Veteran 30 and love it. I am looking something to compliment it, if not just get another Veteran 30. The trick is to find a speaker that goes well with my Mesa and the Orange. I will eventually get around to building another cab, but for now just the one.

Will using a speaker with less wattage as the rating on my amp have a large impact on the overall sound (e.g. using a 30w speaker and a 50w speaker for a 50w amp, will the 30w hold the amp back). I am not gigging or playing out, this is just at home. I can get my home volume to be rather loud.

Thanks for any and all help!
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#2
A 30W speaker will effectively mean that it is a 60W cab. Should be fine. WGS make a G12T75 clone don't they? That (or an actual T75) would be a good choice.
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#3
reaper. i have a vet30 and reaper and its awesome. its basically a v30 and g12h30 combo which is a classic pair.
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#4
G12K100. It and a v30 has become my all-time favorite combo
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#5
G12H30 or whatever clone of it you can find, I'm no fan of v30 + T75.
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#6
Eminence Swamp Thang sounds good
paired with a V30 or the like.
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#7
I like the G12T75 paired with the Vet 30. Then again I have not experimented too much with other variants. What about the G12H30 stands out when paired with the vet30. I am not against giving it a shot I just want to have an idea about tonal differences or how it will affect the overall tone?
I am leaning towards the 12h30 (reaper 30) right now.

Side note: I have a Cannabis Rex right now as well, how does that compare?
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Last edited by bobafettacheese at Mar 30, 2014,
#8
Ok. I did some further investigating and now I don't think it is a speaker issue. I think it is more amp related. When using the pushed channel on the Mesa when I play chords I get a nice sound at first but it does not last. it sounds like something is restricting the notes from carrying out. There is not a volume loss, just degradation of what appears to be saturation. in the pushed channel the notes should be right at break up which is where I have it, but instead of having that nice break up sound it gets muffled. Is this a tube problem? Bought the amp used, if that helps. Not really wanting to retube right now, but oh well.

Reason for thinking that its the Mesa is I plugged my Orange in and the speaker crackle was not there. I really noticed the crackle when using my LTD, which led me to think tubes, because of the EMG pushing the signal path a little more. Any help is appreciated!
Gibson DC standard, PRS S2 Mira, Fender MIA strat, HWY1 tele, Reverend Manta Ray 290, Charvel Pro mod, ESP LTD EC1000 and Viper 400
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100, EVH 5153, Peavey Classic 30 2-2x12's
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#9
well back to speakers -

if you email WGS with your rig, type of music, what you like or dont like, what you want etx, type of cab, otehr speaker, they will make recommendations for you.
Carvin CT624
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Carvin V3M, Avatar 2x12 WGS Reaper, vet 30
(crybaby, Fairfield circuitry Comp, GFS tuner, Vick Audio 73 Ram's Head, Xotic AC booster, lovepedal trem, TC Flashback, PGS Trinity Reverb, Walrus Audio Aetos power)