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fkalich
post Apr 30 2012, 06:57 PM
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A lot of good info here, they also are good about giving advice or answering questions.

http://eurotubes.com/


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post Apr 30 2012, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 30 2012, 11:33 AM) *
I have a Marshall 1960B (Celestion G12T-75), I tried my head with a cabinet that had Celestion V-30 and I liked it much more, so I will try to get some them to my cabinet. Do you know any other better option?


Yey! I have the same cab as you but a slant! biggrin.gif I want to replace them out with V-30s as well I've heard lots of good things with that combo.


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post Apr 30 2012, 10:09 PM
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Celestion V-30's are the way to go!


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post Apr 30 2012, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Apr 30 2012, 02:57 PM) *
A lot of good info here, they also are good about giving advice or answering questions.

http://eurotubes.com/


Cool link! Thank you! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 30 2012, 11:33 AM) *
I have a Marshall 1960B (Celestion G12T-75), I tried my head with a cabinet that had Celestion V-30 and I liked it much more, so I will try to get some them to my cabinet. Do you know any other better option?


The G12T-75 has more low end and more treble response than the V30's, and the V30 has a stronger midrange. So what some people do is mix the two in one cab, and that way you get much more of the audio spectrum covered. Randall used to sell a signature Kirk Hammett cab that had this combination. It is very effective, and gives your an almost three dimensional sound. When you play live you will probably need two mics to get your sound, but that shouldn't be too much trouble. This is actually a cheaper to than changing your whole cab or all the speakers. Just make sure you install them in an X-pattern.

Check out this demo. I'm sure there are many more like it on YouTube.



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post May 1 2012, 09:23 PM
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I'm sure most of this has been covered but I thought I'd share my experience.

I have a Laney GH 50 watt with the same Marshall 1960 straight cab you are using. This amp also has the same feature with the power tube bias switch from 6L6 and EL34. I always preferred the EL34's cause of a tighter sounding crunch like a Marshall JCM. It seemed at least with my amp the 6L6 power tubes sounded too muddy. Also, if you have used the amp for many hours it might be time to change out the old power tubes. As you mentioned it might be a matter of just pairing different speakers that match the amp better. smile.gif

I also spent some time experimenting with the preamp tubes. I used some different style preamp tubes that I mixed and matched. Tried them in different sequence and found that you can achieve some nice results in changing the sound. I have 5 preamp tube slots in my Laney and one is for the effects loops. The effects loop required a ecc85 to work best for mine. Experimenting with the preamp tubes i found can change the sound of the amp more dramatically then even the power tubes.



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