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12" BlackHawk alnico - 50 watts

12" BlackHawk alnico - 50 watts


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The 12” BlackHawk™ alnico speaker has finally arrived! Now your 1x12” 30-50 watt amp can really rock. This guitar speaker will give your amp a pristine top end, tight mids, and all just the right amount of warmth and bottom end. This speaker is the 50-watt version of the 12” Black & Blue Alnico. This 50-watt version has more low end than its 15-watt cousin. This speaker is the perfect upgrade for your VOX™ AC30. Drop in replacement for Celestion™ Gold™ alnico speaker.

Unit Weight: 9.5 Pounds

Mounting Information

  • Diameter 12 3/16"
  • Overall depth 6 3/8"
  • Cut-out diameter 11"
  • Mounting slot dimensions 1/4"
  • Number of mounting slots: 8
  • Mounting slot PCD 11 3/4"




Resonant Frequency (Fs):

110.42 Hz

DC Resistance (Re):

7.98 Ohm

Coil Inductance (Le):

0.35 mH

Mechanical Q (Qms):


Electromagnetic Q (Qes):


Total Q (Qts):


Compliance Equiv. Vol. (Vas):

13.3 cu ft

Mech. Compliance of Susp. (Cms):

0.07 mm/N

BL Product (BL):

12.42 T-M

Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms):

29.69 grams

Surface Area of Cone (Sd):

366.1 Surface Area of Cone (Sd):

Sound Pressure Level (spl):

100.08 db

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Evan Crotty
Excellent speaker for latest build!

I picked up a WGS Blackhawk alnico 50w to put into my newly acquired 3D Forte 1x12 cab (and to be be transparent, it was Ben McLeod from ATWs use of them in his twin reverb that pointed me in that direction). While I have mainly been running the cab/speaker through its paces using a Mesa TA-30 amp, I have yet to throw anything at it where it didn't shine. Paired with my mesa recto 1x12 w/V30 cab... I'm currently smitten :)

Review of Dominik on 12" BlackHawk alnico - 50 watts

they sound very good in combination with vetran 30 ideal for hard rock

Review of Rex on 12" BlackHawk alnico - 50 watts

I’ve had Celestion Golds. This is better (for me anyways). The goal with a Gold in a Vox amp is to add clarity and bottom end. Paired with a Greenback, you get a really full frequency coverage. The Blackhawk fills that same role as a Gold but there’s less harshness and a smoother top end. It allows all the chime come through in a really usable way. The mid range surprised me. It’s much warmer in the Blackhawk than the Gold, and feels less scooped. Also, the break in period is much shorter on the WGS. I’ll be a repeat customer.

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Review of Hans Scherf on 12" BlackHawk alnico - 50 watts

All the more WGS says it is a replacement for a Celestion Gold, it is not really.
The 50 Watt version is nicht an day better than the Gold. It has more mids than the Gold and less sharp highs. So all in all it has a richer tone that cuts through the mix better by still having a full fat tone. Increasing the gain you'll get singing highs without that ice-pick tone of the Gold.

Review of Charlie on 12" BlackHawk alnico - 50 watts

I had a little work done on my Fender HRD, mainly replacing most of the larger capacitors.high high quality caps and that gave a nice tone improvement.

I had watched Vaughns HRD shoot out and decided to buy a BlackHawk.

This has turned out to be an amazing transformation of the HRD, and has a ton of bottom end. The sound is very close to to the Audio Demo Bass 3.5 Mid 5 Trebble 7

The natural Chime of the pickups ring out nicely.

A whole new amp for the price of a Speaker! Good Job WGS

Artists that use this speaker:

Brad Sample

Brad Sample

One of Nashville's most in-demand guitar-slingers, Brad Sample is currently the lead guitarist and musical director for Warner Brothers recording artist William Michael Morgan. Brad is a tremendously versatile player; from hardcore bluegrass with Ricky Skaggs, to the synth pop gods that were The Telecommunicators, to fronting Indy Rock band Run With Bulls. Brad cut his teeth in the CCM world with artists like Kimber Rising and Kerrie Roberts. Brad was Brett Eldredge's lead guitar player for his "Don't Ya" tour and went on to play with Chuck Wicks, Meg Linsey, Michael Ray, Rachel Potter, Levi Hummon, Bryson Jennings, Josh Dorr and many more. He is also currently producing records and working as a session guitar player.

Ben McLeod of All Them Witches

Ben McLeod of All Them Witches

Ben is the lead guitarist of Nashville band All Them Witches. Onstage, he uses a Twin Reverb loaded with Blackhawk Alnicos. The guitars on the band's latest album, Sleeping Through the War, were tracked using a Twin through a pair of ET10s.

Corey Congilio

Corey Congilio

Corey Congilio is a Nashville based touring and session guitarist as well as a popular online guitar instructor.
As a touring guitarist, Corey has performed with David Lee Murphy, Lucie Silvas, Laura Bell Bundy and Danielle Bradbery among others. He’s the author of over 15 instructional guitar courses and continues to generate instructional content for his online platforms.

Justin Butler

Justin Butler

Justin Butler graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2006 with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Upon graduation, Butler moved to Nashville and is now the lead guitarist for Sara Evans. He has also toured with Pat Green, Trick Pony, Chris Cagle, and Jason Jones. In his spare time, Justin specializes in custom pedal modifications with his company Thru-Tone.