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Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" 65W Guitar Speaker  8ohm 

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The G12M Greenback is perhaps the definitive vintage Celestion ceramic magnet guitar speaker. Developed in the mid-'60s, it was quickly adopted by pl...Read More

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Unmistakable vintage Celestion tone with plenty of power.

The G12M Greenback is perhaps the definitive vintage Celestion ceramic magnet guitar speaker. Developed in the mid-'60s, it was quickly adopted by players like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Page, who typified the louder and more aggressive blues rock playing styles that came to characterize that era.

The G12M-65 Creamback produces the familiar woody G12M tone, but handles greater power making it ideally suited for today's amps, when a vintage tone is desired. The increased power handling brings with it low end grunt complementing the warm and vocal mid range, crunchy upper-mids and sweet, refined highs.

FEATURES
  • Power rating: 65W
  • Impedance: 8Î & 16Î
  • Sensitivity: 97dB
  • Diameter: 12.2"
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs.
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CelestionG12M-65 Creamback 12" 65W Guitar Speaker
 
4.0

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Dull, Lifeless Speaker

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    Cons

    • Muddy, No Character

    Best Uses

      Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" 65W Guitar Speaker:

      A few years ago, I was searching for a "smooth" guitar sound. I had been using budget combo amps for several years (Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III; Peavey Classic 30) and was unsatisfied with the harsh tone I was getting. I figured a big part of the problem was in the cheap speakers that most manufacturers slap into their combo amps. Eventually, I decided to buy an amp head so I could easily pair it with a speaker of my choosing. Around this time, the Creamback was gaining popularity, and several reviewers talked about how "smooth" it was. I listened to many demos of the Creamback, and agreed that it was the "smoothest" speaker I'd ever heard. I bought one and put it into a Jet City 1x12 cabinet to pair with a couple of low-wattage heads I was using (JCA 22H, Blackstar HT 20). When paired with the HT 20, my first impression was that I'd finally found the tone I needed. The sound was dark and inoffensive with no trace of the fizzy shrillness that I hated in my combo amps. However, when I captured that smooth sound in my project studio, I discovered that it couldn't stand up to other instruments in a mix. Where the harsh fuzzy combo amps had punched fiercely through the densest mixes, the Creamback/HT 20 rig politely stepped into the background. At first I thought it was the Blackstar causing the lack of cut (as an amp, it's smooth to the point of muddiness), but the Creamback yielded the same disappointing results with other amps, including the Friedman Smallbox and Kemper Profiler that I purchased much later. My current cabinet of choice is a Hughes and Kettner TM 112 loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30; and no matter what amp I use, the Vintage 30 always works for me. Moral: "smooth" guitar tones actually come across in a mix as lifeless, muddy husks with no character. Recommendation: skip the Creamback unless you have a brutally harsh amp that needs balance.

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      5.0

      Celestions Best for a Combo

      By Ben

      from Gainesville, FL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" 65W Guitar Speaker:

        Very nice speaker. Warmer and smoother than a Greenback, with less midrange. In other words, a little more transparent than a Greenback. I much prefer one of these to a Vintage 30 in an open back combo. They are similar to an Eminence Private Jack but with a little more British character. They handle distortion particularly well, but also sound good clean.

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        5.0

        Excellent response, very smooth

        By Xyrium

        from NJ

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        Pros

        • Excellent Midrange
        • Greenback Wmore Power
        • Nonfatiguing Highs

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great For Home Use
          • Practicing

          Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" 65W Guitar Speaker:

          I have this in a 2x12 sealed cab, with a Vintage 30, and the overall response is very smooth. The amp is a Mesa Boogie Mk V in various modes and settings. Excellent pick response, and just perfection for home practice. You might want to boost the mids more to cut through in a live situation, as these are smoother than the V30s.

          I feel that these are good for all electric guitar, including Rock, Jazz, Metal and Blues.

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          5.0

          Great tone minus the weight

          By Nathan B

          from Nashville

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Rocks Hard
          • Warm Tones Of A Classic

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            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Live Rig
            • Practicing

            Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" 65W Guitar Speaker:

            I was using a Marshall 1960A for years and the size and weight was a bit much to acrry to practice and gigs. I purchased a 2x12 and loaded the Creamback speakers in and the tone was exceptional while still handling all the power my JVM Marshall could throw at it. It allowed me to have a great sounding portable rig that is loud enough to cover any venue.

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