People say the G12-65 is the best speaker for a 2204

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Im no expert.
Perhaps one of our local speaker experts will chime in for exact details....
BygoneTones will probably know everything youd want to know, and them some!
 

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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.
 

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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.
Great speakers , must admit to not having tried 65’s . I will have to make a point of trying some .
 

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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?
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. :yesway:
 
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Great speakers , must admit to not having tried 65’s . I will have to make a point of trying some .
They are like anything else..I may like 'em, you may hate 'em. I will add that...

1) there were something like 40 variations of the G12-65, so some may not be created equal. Mine were fantastic, and I think the reissues sound pretty good but not as authentic as the originals (like every other celestion RI).

2) I didn't particularly care for them with other amps- Laneys, Jackson, higher gain Marshalls, Randalls, etc. A bright setup/amp is the best match.
 

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Calling them “the best” is a bit silly since it purely depends on what kind of music and tone you want. AC/DC? Yeah maybe the best. Van Halen? Possibly the worst!
 

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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.
 
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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.
40 variations!
Wow!
Can you provide any details?
Are there differences if they have the same T3120 stamp, but different date stamps?
 

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