Right now my cab has a G12H30 and a Green Back. The cab sounds great but I would like a little more clarity and snap to the top end. Would replacing the greenback with another G12H30 help this? I love 2 G12H30's in an open back but Z Best is a different animal. I don't want the low end to get boomy
To get my Route 66 to sound the way I want I have to dime the treble and put the bass at about 9-10 oclock.
I was thinking of 2 Red Fangs because I hear that they aren't too heavy on the low end(which the Z Best already has plenty of) and are supposed to have nice highs. Plus I like AlNiCo speakers.
I'm also conssidering a pair of ceramic Weber Blue Dog's. I'd like the go with the AlNiCo's but I don't have the cheese for a pair of those. I used to have an avatar cab loaded with a ceramic Blue Dog and a Silver Bell. They sounded great but I was using a completely diffferent amp(Matchless Clubman)
I guess I'm looking for 2 speakers that aren't too bassy and have a nice high end
I think I'm w/ ya Laroosco.. I've got the same speaker combo going right now w/ my Z-best (playing through SRZ-65). I had the v/30 g12h combo in the zbest originally and found it boomy. I put in the GB and it sounded cool but last night I was noticing that it couldn't handle my sunface blasting through it very well. I think I may have taken my wattage down too low. Also, I noticed some of my headroom is gone as well. damn... this speaker thing is a pain in the arse..... I'd like to have headroom, no woofy/boomy bass, and tight focused mids...
I'd like to try some Emi speakers and I've heard good things about the Tonker too.
I replaced the GB in the Z Best with a G12H30 aand it brightened the tone and gave me more clarity. A step in the right direction for sure.
But the problem is still there of not being able to get the tone I want out of my Strat neck pup. The 66 is just so damn dark that I wind up using my bridge pup all tthe time. I love the way the 66 sounds, but now I remember why I sold the last one I had.
I'm currently looking to trade for a Mazerati. If nobody bites I will probably try some different speakers.
I use a Swamp Thang in a 1x12 Z cab, and have a ceramic Blue Dog 50 on the way. Went back and forth on the ST and Tonker and in the end took the ST based on the reputed monster bottom it offers. It didn't disappoint, great speaker...even got some unsolicited comments on how strong the low end was on the RsES/ST at rehearsal last week.
Bluzsteel uses a Tonker with a ST extended cab and has stated he can't hear much difference in the two. Both 150w, close in price. Tonker may be a touch brighter and offer a little more bounce. I can see where both would be a nice combo, but I just get by with a single 12 for what I do.
Man, Ive been through this over and over again myself. It sounds great untill you have to turn up, then it becomes boomy. I gave up on the closed back cabs, and removed the back, and ran Vintage 30's. Couldn't be happier.
Hi Ive got a Maz jr and a Mazerati. If I run the treble to get a nice top end, it can sound thin and by adding enough bass to fatten it up, it becomes a wrestling match to keep it from being boomy. I'm sure that there is a speaker out there that will cure this, but I found by removing the back, I didn't have nearly as much grief. I play a 3 pickup Tele, and switching pickups from bridge to neck is where i had most of the trouble. Just my experience. Thanks!