Dating vintage celestion speakers
In such cases we tend to favor British voiced speakers to give us a throaty and meaty tone where the treble is tamed and compensated for.Such speakers may not be well suited for crystal clear and soft clean tones, but they match perfectly with our blackface AB165 Bassman with jumped channels and lots of preamp and power amp distortion.There are of course exceptions to our preference of American speakers.One is a heavily cranked amp with a bright single coil guitar.We use it to describe a “natural” tone, meaning a relatively flat frequency response.
After many years with vanilla ice cream, the taste of chocolate will be a tone explosion, not to mention a mix of the two.
They sound great when they are fed high power, but very few of these speakers sound good with low wattage amps.
The enormous 200w EVM12L is a peculiar exception to that rule, and its clean sound is great even at low volumes.
The speakers we review here are mostly conservative alternatives from a Fender perspective.
We prefer speaker models who sound close to the originals that came in these amps.