I've gotten the hankering for that reedy tweed breakup, and in my mind's ear I think the 45 could sound AMAZING for that given the right speaker combo. The question is which one? Weber? Modern Jensen? Vintage?
So I have a 2x12 combo, currently with stock G12H30s (one is busted and needs replacing anyway). Would one of those match well with, say, a Weber 12A125/O/A? Should I replace both?
Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Aug 20, 2011 17:23:46 GMT -7
Might sound crazy, but maybe try an Eminence RW&B. Why, you ask? Well, it's definitely an 'American' sounding speaker, but it kinda has the same feel as the V30 (or Emi.'s Governor) which is well-known to mix well with the G12H30. So I'm extrapolating that it might just work. Only comes in 8 ohms, though.. so that might limit you.
Though I'm also thinking that the Jensen P12N or the Weber 12A150 would give you that nice British/American and also ceramic/AlNiCo mix. Open-back for sure, on that one though...
yeah, I neglected to mention the G12H30 is 16 ohms. The combo is an open back. The one thing I do worry about mixing the Celestion with, say, a Weber is that they have a 3 dB difference in sensitivity. Having two Webers would reduce overall volume, something that I am trying to do more of...
I've played through a weber 15f150 a bit, but I prefer the alnico 10"golds and 15" weber bluedog with the KT45.
That is not to say though that I wouldn't have been more impressed with a 15 or 2x12a150s as I seem to really like alnico speakers in general. Maybe 12 months, but I will probably have a go with this at some time. May even get a quad of 10a125s or possibly 2-4 10a150s? Like a kid in a candy store looking through all the options and considering all the possibilities
I'd imagine that the (presumably less efficient) 12a150 would be pretty much swallowed by the g12h30 in a 212 combination. Probably still sound good, but more a tweedy twist.
I want to build a tweed bassman soon (a long term interest tweaked after all the recent bassman discussions in the other amps section), so I find this a very interesting twist of speaker possibilities for the KT45.
I also prefer Weber Blue Dogs (ceramic or alnico) or Celestion Blues or Golds with the KT.
BTW - the Eminence Red White and Blue is a blackface style speaker, not so much of a tweed style.
THE STUFF I'M HAPPY WITH:
James Tyler SEHD
Allen Amplification Accomplice
Vovox, van den Hul and Sommer cables
Area 51 wah
Goodrich volume pedal
Tone Tubby ceramic 12"
mid 60's Gibson J-45
J Design cab
Haven't had my combo with the 15f150 (headstrong lil king) for a long time, but picked it up recently and spent some time yesterday playing the KT45 through the 15f150 with some volume, and I've changed my mind. It sounded awesome, and I think I'll be using this combination a bit more (12,12,12 and 11,2,2). Was enjoying the raunchy sound with a Heritage 535, and then back to the nocaster and it was a sweet raunch. Different to the Golds, with a bit more breakup, but both were really nice. Makes me want to try the 15a150 or 2 or 4 10a150s or 10a125s even more.
It's fun changing up the sounds from time to time, but the 45 still kills all my other amps (including matchless c30 most days). It just sounds so good all over its range.