Speakers & Components
Speakers. The last opportunity to modify your tone. Unlike hi-fi speakers which attempt to create sounds that are true to the musical source fed them, guitar speakers impart their own tone. Your amp/cabinet pretty much determines three things about what speaker to select; speaker size, impedance and power rating. (See our tech corner article on Speaker Impedance, Power Handling and Wiring). But the tone is up to you! Speaker replacement is probably the easiest mod you can perform.
Speakers & ComponentsSpeakers. The last opportunity to modify your tone. Unlike hi-fi speakers which attempt to create sounds that are true to the musical source fed them, guitar speakers impart their own tone. Your amp/cabinet pretty much determines three things about what speaker to select; speaker size, impedance and power rating. (See our tech corner article on Speaker Impedance, Power Handling and Wiring). But the tone is up to you! Speaker replacement is probably the easiest mod you can perform.
The 1505DT is an 8 ohm, 15" Black Widow/Super Structure speaker with a curvilinear cone for extended bandwidth. Offering a rare combination of usable frequency response into the mid-range with a smooth powerful low end, the 1505DT, Kevlar cone and long voice coil provide excellent linearity at high drive levels. Excellent as a woofer in multi-way enclosures or as the bottom end in a two-way system.
Peavey Black Widow Super Structure Replacement Basket (1505-8 DT BW™ RB, 8 Ohm). Replaceable baskets eliminate the need for re-coning speakers and the frustration and delays associated with the re-coning process. It only takes a few minutes to replace a basket and you are back in business.
The C12K is a 12" ferrite speaker with 100 watts of power. A real workhorse, heavy on the mids with a solid, straightforward tone. When presented with overdrive distortion it powers through with lows that are bold and heavy.
The P12Q is a 12" alnico speaker with 40 watts of power. The P12Q has a very warm, mid-focused bite with clear, bright highs. When presented with overdrive distortion the P12Q remains well-balanced.
American lead/rhythm guitar 12" speaker. Clean and full, with lots of body and sparkle. Smokey smooth with high-end definition.
The C12Q is a 12" ferrite speaker with 35 watts of power. Well rounded, straightforward tone with a lot of mid bite and bright highs.
Package of 4Additional gasket for speakers for proper spacing in Leslie and other cabinets. Four gaskets is enough for one speaker.
The G12M Creamback is perhaps the definitive vintage Celestion ceramic magnet guitar speaker. Developed in the mid-sixties, it was quickly adopted by players like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Page, who typified the louder and more aggressive blues rock playing styles that came to characterize that era.The G12M-65 Creamback produces the familiar woody G12M tone, but handles greater power making it ideally suited for today's amps, when a vintage tone is desired. The increased power handling brings with it low end grunt complementing the warm and vocal mid range, crunchy upper- mids and sweet, refined highs.
The C15K is a 15" ferrite speaker with 100 watts of power. Full, boomy low-end with aggressive mids and bright highs. Responds to overdrive distortion with a strong rhythm crunch and fuzz lead voice.
The P12R is a 12" alnico speaker with 25 watts of power. Straightforward, bright tone. Presents great chime when driven at moderate volumes, perfect for low wattage practice amps.
The C12R is a 12" ferrite speaker with 25 watts of power. Warm low and mid response with smooth/bright highs. When presented with overdrive distortion, it presents smooth crunch with low-end focus.
The G12M Greenback has evolved over the decades but still retains its essential, sought-after tone. This version exhibits all the classic G12M characteristics but is voiced with additional broad mid-range attack and restrained top-end to give a forward, punchy attitude to chords and a searing lead tone without fizz. With its well-controlled low-end it can be used singly in low-powered amps, or in multiples for high-power rock heads. It's an ideal speaker to bring drive and definition to modern high gain amps. Very similar to its heritage cousin, this one has more aggression with clean and overdrive signals.
Look inside the back of a standard 4x12 and you may well find a quartet of Rocket 50s. This speaker performs well with any playing style, and won't break the bank - an affordable entry level speaker for those seeking the Celestion sound.
Starting at $49.95
The Vintage 30 features enormously detailed and complex overtones, a warm low-end, a famously rich vocal mid-range and a beautifully detailed top-end. Used singly to reveal the complexities in hand-wired boutique amps, or in quartets for a wonderfully intricate vintage 30 crunch, the Vintage 30 sound has been captured on thousands of recordings from a diverse range of notable players. Presented with overdrive distortion, it displays a crisp crunch.
The C12N is a 12" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. The C12N has a smooth, straightforward and full-bodied tone with high frequency chime.
With its fast attack and tightly controlled low-end, the G12-65 became a firm favourite in the '80s with hard rock players. The precisely tuned midrange and crisp defined top-end contribute to an aggressive crunch sound that punches through the mix while the mid-range warmth and detail give weight and depth to single notes. Celestion heritage series guitar speaker. Originally created as a higher-power handling variant of the G12M Greenback, the G12-65 is widely regarded as one of the best speakers ever produced for use in a 4x12 cabinet.
Peavey Black Widow Super Structure Replacement Basket (1505-8 KA DT BW™ RB, 8 Ohm). Replaceable baskets eliminate the need for re-coning speakers and the frustration and delays associated with the re-coning process. It only takes a few minutes to replace a basket and you are back in business.
Pedal Steel 15" guitar speaker. A lightweight solution for pedal steel guitar without sacrificing tone. Tight, punchy lows and warm, smooth mids combined with chimey, twangy highs from a vintage style aluminum dust cap.
This 12 inch guitar speaker meets the expanded frequency range often requested by the new generation of amp manufacturers.The Seventy 80 is detailed and crisply defined, with a tightly controlled low-end and punchy, aggressive upper mid-range. The top-end response is also subtly increased. Used singly, in pairs or quartets – it is capable of reproducing a wide range of sounds and styles whilst adding the undeniable Celestion character to any amp.
Sound Reinforcement - 15 inch Subwoofer. The Low Rider driver series represents a milestone in highpowered sub-woofer design. An incredible 1,600 Watt program rating and extra-long cone excursion provide maximum amounts of amazingly clean, deep bass.
This bass and mid range driver is suitable for use in 2-way systems, providing 98 dB of sensitivity.
Back in the late 60s, the G12H was created by fixing an 'H' type (heavy) magnet to the body of a G12M guitar speaker. Result: a speaker with more power and a different tonal balance: firmer bass and a more pronounced top end. So we added an 'H' magnet to the G12M-65 Creamback, create a speaker that delivers the sonic signature of a G12H combined with Creamback levels of power handling. The result is the G12H-75 Creamback. It delivers 75-watts of power handling with ease and has unmistakeable G12H tone, with a tighter low end than the G12M-65 Creamback and a punchier, more dynamic high end. The H magnet brings additional focus, body and girth to the Creamback tone. It thickens single notes, resulting in a highly articulate, vocal character. These additional characteristics mean that the G12H-75 Creamback offers exceptional performance when used for lead guitar and sounds massive loaded into a 4x12 cab!
The C15N is a 15" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. Tight low-end and clear, bright highs. It responds to overdrive distortion with a gritty edge.
This classic guitar speaker actually started life as a radio speaker that was modified specifically for use in electric guitar amplifiers. In its original incarnation as the G12 T530 it appeared in several color variations, but it was the Blue version, fitted as standard into Vox AC30 amps, that secured its place in guitar tone history.The Blue found favour with notable guitarists like Brian May, due to its glorious dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant bell-like top-end. When coupled with a suitable amplifier it evokes rich definition and develops beautiful musical compression when pushed. According to tone enthusiasts worldwide, the Blue is the benchmark for guitar speaker perfection.