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Speaker for Vintage 16 amp

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12/13/2014 8:09pm
Okay, so I'm considering the Carvin Vintage 16 amp and even though they offer the Celestion Vintage 30 as an option, would like a recommendation for a replacement speaker ideal for this amp. For those unfamiliar this is a Pentode/Triode mode amp of 16 & 5 watts output. So before I order this amp, what would be a nice speaker to replace the stock G12? Cheers
12/18/2014 3:50pm

Yea ... NOT the Vintage 30 !!!  Why do folks offer that in this type of amp ... let's make a low-wattage vintage combo sound hard & strident ... makes no sense ... anyway ...

Blackhawk is the obvious 1st choice ... if ya can't afford Alnico, I'd go Reaper, Green Beret or ET65.


03/24/2019 4:11pm

II have the same model amp, early 2004 3 tube preamp. I have been chasing threads for a week looking for what is the consensus best 12" replacement speaker, low watttage, early mid breakup,creamy sounding. I have been listening to speakers on uuuuu-tube, now my eats are in shock. The WGS speakers and the "E" brand speakers of the Brit style seem the best.

What is the recommendation from this learned and august site?

One other option I have been kicking around but the answer hasn't shown up is a baffle adapter and a 10" Speaker. Thought and recommendations please.


03/30/2019 8:23pm

"early mid breakup,creamy sounding"
Sounds like a Green Beret for you!