After enjoying Premiumplus(Dave)'s recent thread on matching a Texas Heat with a G12H30, I thought I'd post on another 2x12 speaker combination I recently tried that has worked out well. I had originally tacked this on the end of my old "Z-28 head has arrived" thread but as I still have not found a previous thread on this speaker combination, I thought I'd add a new thread to the Cabs & Speakers section for future reference and to allow others who may try this combination down the road to provide their thoughts.
I got the C Rex on CL and it was basically brand new. I have had the Gold for about 12 years so it is well broken in. I wasn't sure this was going to be a good pairing at first but after about 20 hours of playing time, the C Rex has loosened up and the two are matching up well together. I first tried the Gold with a broken in RW&B and really liked that combination as well. I play exclusively clean (jazz, surf, non-OD blues) with no pedals and the Gold by itself just wasn't what I was looking for with the Z-28. The C-Rex filled out the bottom end and took a bit of the edge off the chime of the Gold while still letting the character of the Gold come through. Besides the Z-28 head, I have now run this cab with my other 4 ohm amps, a 61 Brown Super, a 62 Blonde Bassman, and a 66 Pro Reverb. It sounds best to me with the Z-28 and the Bassman.
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2018 9:11:59 GMT -7 by Ridgeback
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GuitarZ: They say you should be on the same page about kids before you get married. I really think you ought to talk about expectations on outdoor Christmas/Holiday lights. That could have been a game changer.
Dec 7, 2019 13:38:37 GMT -7
walt: Does anyone know how Frank/Britinvasion is?he's been dormant for awhile,hopeing things are good with him
Dec 14, 2019 13:16:36 GMT -7
heynewguy (Ol’ Bill): Frank is good and sat in with my band Friday night.
Dec 15, 2019 5:58:44 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Arggh! We had it on the calendar to stop out and see you but got caught up with holiday stuff. I could have met you & Frank & my wife could have connected with her friend from back in grade school. You snooze you lose. The FB videos sound great!
Dec 16, 2019 16:56:11 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Why is it once you finally clean the junk off your work bench, within 5 minutes, you find yourself ready to deposit some other junk right back on to that now clean space?
Dec 19, 2019 10:54:23 GMT -7
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
Dec 19, 2019 19:04:58 GMT -7
easyed: It seems that the only time I clean off my workbench is when I need the space for something else. If I don't take a break, it's less than 5 minutes before that space is full again.
Dec 21, 2019 18:48:23 GMT -7