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.
EminenceAn American manufacturer of guitar speakers, bass speakers, and PA loudspeakers since 1966.
PatriotMost red-blooded American guitar players have a favorite amp tone they dream about. It may be a 50s twang, a 60s groove or the edge of the 90s. Whatever the sound, from the bayou to the blues, the Patriot series has a speaker that can deliver it. From thumping bass, mellow mid-tones or soaring highs, Patriot speakers offer different balances of that spectrum with a wide selection of models. Pick your sound, and then pick your speaker.
Neodymium SeriesJust before the turn of this century, speaker manufacturers started seriously evaluating the potential benefits of using neodymium magnets in loudspeakers. Although neodymium magnets were expensive, they allowed loudspeaker motors to be as little as half the weight of comparable ceramic magnet motors. Prices of neodymium started coming down and interest in lighter weight speakers grew, as did neodymium speaker options. Eminence has become one of the industry leaders in neodymium loudspeaker design. The Eminence LA, Deltalite and Kappalite models represent very lightweight, high performance loudspeakers without compromises in power handling, performance or reliability.
Speaker - Eminence® Neodymium, 15", Kappalite 3015LF, 450W, 8 Ω
Recommended for professional audio and bass in vented enclosures.
Speaker - Eminence® Patriot, 10", Lil' Buddy, 50W, 8Ω
Lead/rhythm guitar 10" speaker with hemp cone. A clean and full tone, slow to break-up, but crunchy when driven. Smoother and less defined than many 10" guitar speakers.
Speaker - Eminence® Patriot, 10", Ragin Cajun, 75W
Lead/rhythm guitar 10" American speaker, 8 ohm. Very loud, touch sensitive and responsive with nice bell sounding top end and a little bite.
Speaker - Eminence® Patriot, 10", The Copperhead, 75W, 8Ω
Lead/rhythm guitar 10" speaker. Extremely balanced vintage tone with a little country honk and a touch of classic blues tone.