Hi all! So, if you
have been reading this blog from the start, you no doubt remember all the
speaker give-away contest of the first six months or so, and you may be
wondering when such fun will resume. Well,
the fun is back, baby! Right here, right
now. It’s Vaughn’s Big, Fat Speaker
Giveaway Contest (trumpet fanfare plays here). This contest is IN
ADDITION to the monthly free-speaker giveaway associated with the WGS newsletter. Cool, Huh? Read on for all the details.
If you are a loyal reader of my blog you probably know what some of my
favorite models are, right? Here
is a little re-cap of four models I’m particularly fond of:
The Reaper: This speaker is an all-around winner; as I
always put it: it has one foot on American soil, and one firmly planted in British
soil. This is a great speaker for an
amp that already sounds excellent to begin with, which is why several of the
worlds best amp manufactures are now using the Reaper as OEM in fantastic
boutique designs. It does have a little
of the pronounced upper midrange focus of a classic British speaker, but it’s
tempered with a good overall balance of lows, highs, and delicate touch sensitivity. With the high power version as well as the
slightly mellower 55Hz version,
there’s a Reaper for everybody!
The ET65: I absolutely LOVE this speaker in a Fender
Deluxe Reverb amp, or any amp that needs a little warming up and smoothing
out. In last weeks
shoot-out the ET65 amazed me by sounding nearly identical to my beloved old
Fane. Right outta the box, the ET65
sounds all warm, sweet, and broken-in!
The Retro 30: I like this speaker because it gives me
everything I love about a Vintage 30, but without the terribly overbearing
upper-midrange assault. Nuff Said.
The Green Beret: I’d never say that this is a
jack-of-all-trades speaker ... no, it’s more of a master of one, and that one is
classic rock crunch tone! This speaker
sounds like an old pre-Rola Celestion G12 "Greenback". It’s very throaty and aggressive, just like
you would expect, but it sounds much smoother than the modern made-in-China
Celestion Greenbacks. Once again, it
sounds broken in and "vintage" right out of the box.
Why do I mention these four favs?
Because I’d like to give you one of these for your very own, that’s
why! Here is how this Big Fat Contest
me (Vaughn@wgs4.com) your BIG FAT STORY of why you need one of these
speakers. We got big hearts around here;
we like to give to deserving folks. The
expert judges (probably me and Daniel) will pick the best story as our winner.
2. If you win, you must agree to promptly email me a picture of your Big Fat Smiling
Face and/or your Big, Fat-toned Rig with the new WGS speaker. Even better, send us a clip of your Big, Fat
That’s all there is to it! How
simple, right? Oh, and I’ve been given the
green light to resume speaker giveaway contests as a regular part of the blog,
so keep reading, I’m gonna be thinking up all kinds of fun and creative ways to
give speakers away. Kinda makes me feel
like a Big, Fat bearded dude in a red fluffy suit.
Okay, that’s it; I’m plumb outta any more creative ways to utilize "big,
fat" in a sentence, so I guess I’ll call it quits! Let the contest begin!
*** Here are the contest details and rules:
Pick your choice of a Reaper, ET65, a
Retro 30, or a Green Beret.
Please indicate the following in your email:
choice of speaker
desired impedance (8 or 16 ohm)
No purchase necessary.
WGS employees and their family are not eligible.
Previous contest winners are not eligible.
Only one entry per person, household, or email address.
On Wednesday, May 11th, a winner will be chosen, regardless
of the number of responses. Odds will
vary depending on entries, but are expected to be no more than 100:1 – so your
odds are very good!
By entering the contest, you agree to have your name, story,
and/or picture shown on the WGS website.