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Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm   

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The original G12M of the 1960s was Celestion's first guitar speaker to use a ceramic magnet and paved the way for high power guitar amplifiers. The G...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Ideal for 412 cabs, the legendary "brown sound" is the province of the G12.

The original G12M of the 1960s was Celestion's first guitar speaker to use a ceramic magnet and paved the way for high power guitar amplifiers. The G12M uses a medium weight magnet to produce a sound that is smooth and warm but bright enough to hold its own against any rock backline.Known simply these days as the 'Greenback', the G12M's fabled 'brown tone' is characterized by a warm, controlled low-end, a rich, vocal mid-range and a delicate, detailed top-end. Loaded into a 4x12 and driven hard, these speakers exude warm, crunchy chords and sweet searing single-notes.

FEATURES
  • Tight low end
  • Sweet, soaring highs
  • Punchy attack

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SPECIFICATIONS

G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm

  • General Specifications
    Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
    Power rating: 65Wrms
    Nominal impedance: 8„¦ and 15„¦
    Sensitivity: 96dB
    Chassis type: Pressed steel
    Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
    Voice coil material: Round copper
    Magnet type: Ceramic
    Magnet weight: 35oz, 0.99kg
    Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
    Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
    DC resistance, Re: 6.57„¦ and 12.13„¦

    Mounting Information
    Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
    Diameter:12.2", 309mm
    Magnet structure diameter: 5.9", 150mm
    Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm ˜
    Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
    Number of mounting slots: 4
    Overall depth: 5.1", 130mm
    Unit weight: 7.9lb, 3.6kg
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CelestionG12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (5)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Zero Character; Disappears in a Mix

By Biff

from Xenia, OH

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Pros

    Cons

    • Bland, lifeless

    Best Uses

      Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Creamy Tone

      Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

      I have a couple of these in a 2x12 Marshall cabinet to pair with a Marshall DSL head. It tames some of the brightness Marshalls are known for. I dig this tone far better than a Vintage 30, for example, for the music that I play (straight ahead rock.... no de-tuned metal).

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      it's all used gear

      By Rick

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

      These came (used) as I purchased them assuming they were new.
      There were other parts from eminence speakers in the boxes and the screw holes were marred.
      I'm not happy about china making our products. most of what you buy is used now!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Speaker for JTM45!!

      By Crowbar

      from Baton Rouge, LA

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

        I bought this speaker for my JTM45 1x12 combo clone and it pairs with it VERY nicely. It replaced a Celestion Century Vintage. The Century Vintage was OK, but the voicing of the Creamback is just perfect for the JTM45. I was worried that the Creamback would be too dark, but it is surprisingly bright! I haven't gigged with it yet but I'm very pleased.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great replacement for 70/80 speaker

        By 6 string player

        from iowa

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

          Yes a great upgrade for the 70/80 speaker that came stock in my Marshall DSL 40c.About the same weight as well. Lots more of everything, lows highs mids. A++

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          incredible speaker! Creamback is great

          By Peter Lucibelli

          from New Haven CT.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Zero

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

          The creambacks are my favorite Celestion hands done. What amazing warm, clean, crisp and vintagr sounding speakers.This will make any amp at least sound way better than it did. I record with these, gig with these, band practise and through the years they break in more and more and sound better than when first purchased in my opinion. Worth every penny.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great speaker

          By K.B.

          from Toledo ohio

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              Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

              I replaced the cheap Chinese made stock speaker in my Marshall DSL 40c amp. Just exactly like the item description.......chime on top, growl in the mid and increased low end. This, combined with a full set of Tung-Sol tubes and the amp was transformed into a completely fabulous sound for a working-mans price.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great speakers

              By AARJEE_PRIME

              from Alberta, Canada

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              • Good Quality
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                  Comments about Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12" Speaker 16 Ohm:

                  Replaced old fender speakers in my Peavey classic with two of these and wow. Took a little time to break them in but they sound incredible. Highly recommend for a 50 watt amp.

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