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.
The C10Q is a 10" ferrite speaker with 35 watts of power. Straightforward tone with mid-frequency bite. When presented with overdrive distortion, it can sound edgy.
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.
The P10Q is a 10" alnico speaker with 40 watts of power. Warm tone with some bite in the mid frequencies which translates into a fierce response to overdrive distortion.
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. 8 Ohms.
Rated at 150 W. T.F. Series 1020 The 1020 is a bass and mid range driver with a high sensitivity. it is ideally suited to compact enclosures and high pass systems.
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.
Peavey Black Widow Super Structure Replacement Basket (1801-8 LT 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 Electric Lightning 50 is a 10" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. Warm and bold with shimmering highs. Presented with overdrive distortion, it remains strong and articulate.
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.
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.
The Mod 10-35 is a 10" ferrite speaker with 35 watts of power. Warm, straightforward tone and tight bass frequencies. When presented with overdrive distortion, it takes on a gritty edge.
Rated at 250 W. This bass and mid range driver is suitable for use in 2-way systems, providing 98 dB of sensitivity.
Original Celestion Guitar Speaker Recone Kit. For 12" Celestion P-A-G12T75-8 , 8 ohm. Includes: Pre-assembled Cone / Voice Coil / Spider / Lead Wires, Dust Cap, Gaskets, and Shims. Does not include instructions or glue
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!
For use on the Jensen P-A-P8R, P-A-P10R, P-A-P12R and P-A-P12Q.
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.
The G10 Gold is the ultimate 10" speaker, blending unmistakable Alnico class with a rich low-end, creamy midrange and vintage chiming top-end. Springy, warm, revealing and highly expressive, it can be used singly or in pairs to add a classy sheen to any amp, or in a 4x10 configuration for higher volume depth, warmth and shimmer, with less of the boom associated with 4x12 cabinets.
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.
Used singly it exhibits a pleasing, strong low-end, but it's in a 4x12 configuration that it generates the great chugging "thump" that the guitar heroes of the day were renowned for. With a densely complex and buttery mid-range and a finely detailed top-end, the G12H is excellent for cranking out huge, dark power chords, with smooth and rich bridge pickup tones and flutey neck pickup tones. With fatter lows and brighter highs, it is slightly more aggressive than its Heritage cousin. Celestion Classic Series guitar speaker. With a heavier magnet than the G12M, this faithful recreation captures the unmistakable mojo of late 60s rock guitar tones.
The Mod 12-50 is a 12" ferrite speaker with 50 watts of power. Warm, well balanced tone with low end focus. It responds to overdrive distortion with a rich smooth crunch and bright lead-voice fuzz.