Just bought a Z Best with a Blue and a 12H30. I also have a Mesa 2x12 that had Texas Heats. Today while my grrls are all vacationing in Texas, and I was home thinking of how to avoid the miserable heat here in northern Illinois, I got my tools out and swapped the Blue into the Mesa and a TH into the Z Best alongside the Celestion there. So I now have two hybrid Eminence/Celestion cabs, and a week before I get to play either one at live levels.
Anyone here cobble this sort of thing together? They both sound good at basement levels, and sensativities are close (TH is 99, Cs are 100), although the Heats actually do seem a bit louder as far as I can tell. Maybe that's just the frequency mix. I'm hoping for the best of both worlds and a killing live tone with either of these now. Any thoughts?
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2006 20:05:24 GMT -7 by tjstrat
I hope they will. Live volume will say a lot more than bedroom volume, and they sound... well, fine in the practice room. I'll have to wait and see if they sound spectacular...
I'm beginning to wonder if I'm aurally handicapped or just the equivalent of color blind. I read in the forum about swirl ancd cone cry and things like this, but all I hear are loudspeakers that either sound good or don't sound as good. Glad to have good stuff though.
Post by billyguitar on Jul 30, 2006 7:53:50 GMT -7
Cone cry: You can easily hear it in a Celestion G12H30. Hook one up by itself to your Maz 38, get the master at least 1/2 way up. Using a strong tone, bend your high G note up to A on the high E string above the 12th fret. As you play and bend that note you will hear a lower out of tune scream kind of sound. That's cone cry and/or edge yowl. Move down a 1/2 step at a time if you don't hear it. You should. You may need to turn the amp up a hair more. I can't think of the particular tune but I've even heard it on Hendrix stuff. Once you do hear you'll recognize it. Swirl: people talk about it in two different ways. the obvious way is a kind of meow sound that your ghia will make when you have it way up and the tone knob more towards bassy than treble. The other way people use the term swirl is to describe the sound you get when you play particularly cathode bias amps. Hit a full spectrum chord like an open G. Let it fade away and on some rigs you'll hear the different harmonics kind of swirling thru the air all around the real notes. It's basically the meow sound only not taken to the extreme of the ghia. Knowing and recognizing these sounds won't make you play better. Just fun to hear.
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