Mike, for me it depends on what sound you're going after. I use the Ray for R&R and Southern Rock/Country/Blues. For playing rock music I prefer the attack and thud of a good ceramic. For the Southern Rock/Country/Blues I like an alnico speaker. And my personal favorite is a 50W Weber blue dog 50W alnico. The 50w version is less sensitive (perceived loudness) and gets to my sweetspot at less volume. I still have to use an airbrake or brakelite for gigging the ray. I'd love to try a 30w alnico bluedog. A well broken in gold also sounds great.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but... to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Dorothy Nevill
I just stuck the Scumback M75-LHDC-8-65w in my 112. The Gold isn't going back in it! I could see how both might make a nice combo but the amp is way too bright for my tastes... and the M75-LHDC tames those highs big time and better than the tone/cut knobs imho....and I think I prefer ceramics to alnicos. Sure seems more pedal friendly now too. fwiw
Post by randalp3000 on Feb 29, 2012 10:16:04 GMT -7
Z Wreck set #200 Galaxie #35 6545 Route 66 #93 Mazerati GT, #76 & #? Stingray Prescription V1 #116, 186, 190 Presciption Combo with reverb #150 Maz 38 sr. Komet K60 Morgan RCA35 Satellite Atom Perkins 6aq5 super lead and lead amps Z 1x12 shorty w/Gold Custom Thiele 1x12 cab with a Gold Phaustine Phantom Perkins guitars and lots of Les Pauls Cobra Drive & Cusack Effects
In my opinion, Weber Alnico Blue Dog 50W (light dope) is the best ever with the Stingray. Tames the highs, helps manage volume and sounds amazing. Smoked a single Gold and my Celestion Blue cab. Now if you want ear-splitting volume? 2 Golds or Blues.
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