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Speaker replacement advice needed.
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:19:12 PM »
After doing a side by side of all my amps through my Orange Jim Root #4 Cab I've come to the conclusion that the speakers in there are really not for me. They make everything too "dark(?)" sounding for my taste. I've tried it with my Rocker 15 combo, TH30, 6505MH, and my Marshall 1w JCM2000.

Combo is 10" voice of the world gold speaker.
#4 Cab is 2x 12" voice of the world speaker.

While the rocker 15 combo is not perfect and has a lot less bass (obviously with it being a 10" speaker), I much prefer the sweeter top mids and highs that this little amp has. The TH30 has a much nicer sound out of the combo speaker also. I'm looking for hard rock / metal tones. I use EMGs Warpigs and Holy Divers.

I'm going to try a few speakers to get the sound I want in this cab but my question is, which speakers would you recommend to start with to get the Jim Root cab sounding more like the Rocker 15 combo speaker? Thats the kinda ballpark I want the top mids and highs to be in. Just not sure which to buy first. Vintage 30s and Creamback H and M were first on my list at present.

(If i get the chance I may try a few cabs in store at Andertons to get a demo first)

I'm also not against swapping the 10" speaker out of the Rocker 15 if there are recommendations for better alternatives out there. I just don't want to go muddy like the #4 Cab.

At the moment I just have no idea where my current speakers sit as a reference point in the Celestion range.
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Re: Speaker replacement advice needed.
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 11:22:26 PM »
I don't know this particular cab but the PPC212 cab they make sounds good with the V30s


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Re: Speaker replacement advice needed.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 10:37:55 AM »
I had the Celstion G10 Vintage for a while, and I thought they did a really good job making it sound like a little Vintage 30.
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Re: Speaker replacement advice needed.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 02:03:16 PM »
WGS Retro 30, which is in fact closer to a V30 than the WGS Veteran. Affordable good speaker, which will open up the uppermidrange for sure.
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