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
"All you need to make an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people." My Man Godfrey (1936)
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
Aug 24, 2019 6:14:55 GMT -7
easyed: Call any vegetable - call it by name! And the chances are good, that the vegetable will respond to you. F-Zappa.
Oct 1, 2019 19:49:10 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: rutabay-ayga... rutabay-ayga
Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: I'm losing status at the high school - I used to think that is was MY school
Oct 8, 2019 15:01:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: A bunch of pom-pom girls, Looked down their nose at me. They had painted tons of posters, I had painted three. I hear the secret whispers Everywhere I go, My school spirit is at an All time low...
Oct 8, 2019 17:11:32 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Oh Look! My hair is getting good in the back!
Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Argghh! ETA for power is Sunday midnight. Thank you for giving us all a place to vent. At least we have a generator and our house suffered zero damage from the storms.
Nov 1, 2019 13:25:37 GMT -7
Ed M.: Yup generator is humming along.....
Nov 1, 2019 13:45:12 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Yea! Our power's back on. They beat their estimate by two days! Yea!!!!!! Let's hope you're right behind Ed M.
Nov 1, 2019 18:15:14 GMT -7