I agree with SR. I starters out with the same amp and tried several different speakers with it. I found the early 80s silver label was the perfect speaker for this amp.
So the new ones are no good?The original ones from late 70s early 80s.
Great speakers , must admit to not having tried 65’s . I will have to make a point of trying some .My best 4x12 ever was an early 800 series 1960A with 65s. Amazing with my 2104 and 2204.
I'm a fan of the presence control when using (any) Marshalls and 65s* warm up that extreme top end in the 2203/4s.
*I also like the G1280s, if I'm going for that Judas Priest/Sabbath thing.
I think people are talking about the old G12-65, but I didnt like them and am a strong advocate for the G12M65 creamback with a 2204 and a 1959 for that matter.People say the G12-65 is the best speaker for a 2204 but exactly which one are they referring too? The Heritage or the Creamback?
They are like anything else..I may like 'em, you may hate 'em. I will add that...Great speakers , must admit to not having tried 65’s . I will have to make a point of trying some .
40 variations!There were over 40 variations of the G12-65 during it's five year run (79-84). I learned this from Duncan Boniface, a lead speaker engineer with them until 2004. The problem with saying "old G12-65's" is that there's no real standard on what makes up a good G12-65, so they are very hit and miss.
You're better off trying as many cabs/speakers as you can to find out what works for you.