Thanks guys, I think I will replace it with a gold. I have not played the Route as much and I believe that it is the speaker match. The amp itself is great and I love the tone stack. I guess I just prefer the sound of Alnico speakers. I don't want to run the risk of blowing out my C-Blue.
I have been playing mine through my C-Blue now for several weeks and must say that to me, it sounds so much better than my G12H30. It's like I discovered a new amp. I was thinking seriously about trading it for another amp, but not anymore. I love the big sound of the KT66's and the tone stack on the amp. Have to watch the volume though. May either buy a Gold or run a pair of Blues. The Route is starting to steal some serious time from my Ghia, which I didn't think was possible.
Post by rocknacional on Feb 9, 2015 7:54:43 GMT -7
Hi there, anybody else thinks the R.66 sounds great with a Celestion Creamback? I am expecting a 1x12 loaded with a Creamback, with the goal of taming the loudness I was experiencing with the 4x10 "Z" cabinet. Thanks!
Dr. Z Carmen Ghia head Dr. Z Route 66 head Dr. Z Wreck head Dr. Z 2x12 cab with Greenbacks Dr. Z 1x12 cab with Gold. Vox AC15 head w/ 2x12 Greenbacks and 1x12 AlNiCo Cream (love it). Vox AC4 1x12 combo with Eminence Private Jack.
i have a 1x12 z cab with a cgold in it. every guitar player (from shredders to fender twin guys) who has ever jammed on it has been blown away by the sound.
Drummer turned guitar player. Scofield and Hendrix all day and still love ALL of the greats.
Route 66 with Z 112 with CGold
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I really like the G12H30 Anniversary in my 1x12" Dr Z cab, just bought a closed back cab with 2xG12H30 for even more ooomph and spread. Sometimes an open back cab is not ideal for live use if you don't have a wall right behind you.
I tried a 2x12" open back Two Rock cab with Celestion G12H-75 creambacks recently and it was really good sound too, full and fat but still open and wide.
I have to try something Alnico soon, my amp guru says it would be good for the 66 as the speakers also do some compression. I would like something less loud too, the 66 is way too loud for my small studio!
Going way, way back to the OP, the H30 does sound a bit flat to me as well, the Gold or a Creamback 65 are my favourites for a single speaker. 1 H30 and 1 greenback (the Matchless Cab) is probably my favourite pairing ever.
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