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 Mod 6-15 is a 6" ferrite speaker with 15 watts of power. It is a good upgrade for small practice amps.
The Mod 5-30 is a 5" ferrite speaker with 30 watts of power. It is a great replacement for Trace Elliot amps.
The Eight 15 is ideal for upgrading your bedroom blaster with authentic British tone. Well-balanced mids and highs complement a surprisingly meaty bottom end - it's just about the biggest sounding eight inch speaker we've ever heard!
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.
The 10" that thinks it's a 12". This speaker was developed to recapture the legendary sound of Celestion's 1970s 10s - a 10" speaker with a surprisingly meaty tone. Low in output but with the weighty low-end balance of a 12", the G10 Greenback features a complex, creamy mid-range and smooth, vintage top-end. Presented with overdrive distortion, it displays a well balanced crunch.
The Mod 8-20 is a 8" ferrite speaker with 20 watts of power. Straightforward tone with smooth highs and more predominant lows. It responds to overdrive distortion with a mellow fuzz overdrive.
The Falcon 10" tone is warm and straightforward with a pronounced low end. Its mid frequencies are slightly enhanced over the Falcon 12", and it has a very sweet, yet cutting, high end. When presented with overdrive distortion it creates some mean fuzz. With its 40 watts of power, a ceramic magnet, and a seamed green cone made from all natural materials, the 10" Falcon is specially designed to ensure optimum tone for all styles of music.
Sound Reinforcement - 18 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.
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 Ten 30, from the Celestion "Originals" line of guitar speakers, is rich and expressive, combining warm lows with a vocal mid-range and an articulate top end. The clean sound is open and revealing; push hard and you're rewarded with full-blooded Celestion grind.
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 1801 is an 8 ohm, 18" Black Widow/Super Structure speaker which offers the ultimate in deep, extended, bass response while maintaining a high sensitivity and high power capability. This is the woofer of choice for discos subwoofers, special effects, or anywhere low end punch and impact are a must! A long throw voice coil and Kevlar impregnated cone team up for excellent linearity.
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 C8R is a 8" ferrite speaker with 25 watts of power. Crystal clear tone with brightly shining highs. It responds to overdrive distortion with a bright fuzz lead voice.
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.
The Mod 10-70 is a 10" ferrite speaker with 70 watts of power. Thick, straightforward tone and fat bass frequencies. It exhibits a bass heavy, dirty grit when presented with overdrive distortion.
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.
A worthy successor to the Vintage 10, the G10 Vintage is a 10" speaker with bags of attitude. Using powerful ceramic magnets and the same voice coil design as the Vintage 30, the G10 packs an impressive punch with its 60W power handling. With the fast response of a 10" but with the strong and creamy vocal tones of a 12", the G10 is the ideal choice to add depth to hollow-sounding amps, or for players who want to get humbucker-type girth from single-coils. Can be used singly to add vocal warmth to small valve combos, or in quartets for a weightier but still lively attack.
The C10R is a 10" ferrite speaker with 25 watts of power. Colorful bell-like chime which transitions into a gritty response when presented with overdrive distortion.
The P8R is a 8" alnico speaker with 25 watts of power. Warm clean tone with emphasis on the highs. It responds to overdrive distortion with a warm and bright fuzz lead voice.
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 Mod 10-50 is a 10" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. Warm, straightforward tone and tight bass frequencies. When presented with overdrive distortion, it exhibits a colorful fuzz edge.
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.