Post by ObeyTheCurls on Jul 5, 2012 13:44:09 GMT -7
Hello Everyone, I'm new here and new to Dr Z's. I've always been a Marshall and Mesa kinda guy. I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on purchasing my first Z.
My question: Is it pointless to put a Celestion Gold in such a low wattage amp? Will the Blue sound just a good? Or, is there a clear difference? I've heard so many good things about the Blue and even better things about the Gold, but with higher wattage amps. I'm wondering if the lower wattage will move the speaker enough to get to that sweet spot.
I've never owned a Gold but is it supposed to a higher watt version of the blue so I don't know if there would be much point upgrading, unless of course you already have a gold and don't want to buy a blue.
I have heard that the gold is a little stiffer than the blue so the lower wattage may make that more pronounced. I there is alots of gold guys around here that can quantify this better.
I know it took a long time for the blue in my studio 12 to break in, I imagine the gold would take longer
my 2 cents, Todd
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The blue and gold are similar. The gold will give you more bass than the blue and also be just a hair less bright. The 8 won't push the gold as much as a higher powered amp would so it won't compress as much. The gold sounds great with medium powered amps like the Maz jr and Rx jr. I don't think the 8 would be much different, however, I would do something to help break it in. Such as run loops through it or put it on a variac. If not, it will take quite awhile to break it in with 8.
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