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Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker  8 Ohm

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The Celestion G12M-25 Greenback 12" Speaker is a reproduction of the early ceramic magnet version of the G12, now referred to as the "Greenback." Del...Read More

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The Celestion G12M-25 Greenback 12" Speaker is a reproduction of the early ceramic magnet version of the G12, now referred to as the "Greenback." Delivers the raw sound of '60s rock, ideally suited for twin combos or 4 x 12 cabs. The Celestion G12M-25 Greenbach Speaker handles 25W.

Classic '60s tone!


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CelestionG12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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INCREDIBLE

I've spend more money than I should have chasing that quintecennial Hendrix "Magic Boy" tone. I've had a Fender Blues Junior for a while (Excellent amp with a very competent...Read complete review

I've spend more money than I should have chasing that quintecennial Hendrix "Magic Boy" tone. I've had a Fender Blues Junior for a while (Excellent amp with a very competent speaker) and I haven't been able to get that EXPERIENCED tone. Then I bought a Marshall Class 5, good amp for the price but no dice. Changed my Fender CS 69 Pickups for Klein 65, great pickups but I was still missing that glassy piano like texture in the G and D strings. Then I saw a video of a Blues Junior loaded with Greenbacks (G12M-25) and then I discovered what I've been missing!!! it's pretty obvious once you know it. Had I known this before I would have saved myself a good $US (400-800). Sure enough, got it yesterday and installed it right away, sounded hair raising at apartment volume, but I needed to give it a drive test. Went to the country club, turned the volume to 11 and it was jaw dropping!!! it's absolutely what I've been searching, it takes fuzz very well too, way better than the stock speaker!! If you are any like me don't be wasting thousands of bucks in stacks that you'll never be able to crank. Get a Blues Junior, change the stock speaker for a G12M-25, learn from my mistakes and people listening to you will be looking behind the wall searching for Plexis. Hope that helped.
The most important one. Tone, Hendrix Tone.
Has exceeded expectations!!
It's half the price of a Celestion Heritage and I couldn't be any happier with the results.

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Just Average.

I got these after hearing a 70's Greenback speaker. I was very pumped to get it. Instantly when I heard the sound I wasn't disappointed but it sounded more like a mellow Vintage...Read complete review

I got these after hearing a 70's Greenback speaker. I was very pumped to get it. Instantly when I heard the sound I wasn't disappointed but it sounded more like a mellow Vintage 30 (which I was replacing). I'm happy with the purchase but if you are unlucky enough to have played the real thing you wont be happy until you find some Vintage Greenbacks.I would know, I am looking for some now! Overall nice sounding speaker but more of a modern take on a greenback. These are now Made In China BTW like most Celestion's. I would try to find them at a cheap price, I'm sure the mark up price is crazy. If you are looking at the Heritage you might as well get the real thing cause they problem have the same modern vibe.

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5.0

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By Tripleback

from Chicago IL

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      Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

      This is a replacement. Pushed a little to much power into the speaker

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      5.0

      Using in an extension cabinet,good inprivment in the sound

      By JGT

      from Los sos, Ca

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

        I use it in an extension cabinet, with a Celestion Blue in the combo amp, to tighten up the low end response. The combination produces great sound.

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        5.0

        just what you might need

        By soulbender

        from down south....where it's at..

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        • Good Quality
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            Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

            put it in a 1 x 12 open back cabinet with Marshall DSL15H on top....this speaker gives me the exact sound i wanted to hear from the Marshall......full, rich. warm and just plain good....

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            5.0

            good service

            By denny

            from Rockton, Pennsylvania

            Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

            I appreciated the tech help via phone when I was ordering. I am well satisfied with my purchase. The Celestian speakers were for an old Bandmaster cabinet which I was restoring to make an extension cabinet for my Fender Deluxe. The initial sound is great. We will have to do something about the shipper. My experience with them was less than satisfactory.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great vintage tone machine

            By Ron

            from Virginia

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

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              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

              This is a great speaker. I have them in a 2x12 and use it with a Marshall JCM 800 50 W head and a Orange OR 15 head. The vintage tones are great. Really, off the map great. I see why Hendrix, ACDC, EVH and others rave about this speaker. I've experimented with lots of speakers, mixing different speakers and the Greenbacks give me a wow moment everytime. The cleans are crisp and clear. The distorted tone is vintage, very natural, and pure magic. Glorious! Sounds great with my les paul and strat -- any guitar and any head. Best for classic rock vintage tones, blues, country or jazz. Metal players should look at something else. The only thing is they are rated 25W which can limit how you use it. Still, well worth the trade-0ff.

              If you like your amp but are struggling finding that tone we all search for, look at trying these speakers before you buy a new amp. The impact to your tone by adding these speakers is huge. This will upgrade any rig. Highly recommended.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Classic Rock with 80's tone.

              By Gonzo

              from Pasadena,MD

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

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                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                If you are looking for that warm classic rock sound with lots of mid range then this is it. For a more rounder brighter sound go with the Vintage 30.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice midrange voice

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • Breaks Up At Lower Freqs
                • Difficult To Use
                • Limited Power Handling

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                Great speaker if you want huge midrange.
                Good for mixes where you want really thick guitars without multiple mics and tracking multiple takes. Not a dark speaker as sometimes believed. Plenty of highs. Not tight enough to do modern metal, but excels at modern and vintage rock.

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                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                dont be silly buy this its cool

                By theroc165

                from your moms house

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                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

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                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  Just cuz it says international doesnt mean squat!

                  This thing is awesome i have an amp that had some fizziness that i didnt like, g12h & add this beauty and boom sweeeeeeeeeeeeet

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful Match To a Tubemeister 18 Head

                  By Charlie McLean

                  from Kansas City Area

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

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                      Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                      I put this in a custom cab the same size as a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. The mounting holes don't have any support under them, so it is easy to over tighten the screws and distort the frame. Other than that it is a swell sounding complement to the Tubemeister head.

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                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Smokey Tone

                      By Goobie Caro

                      from Rome, NY

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                      Comments about Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                      Have Greenbacks in every cabinet I own, even replaced my Mesa Boogie 2x12 Vintage 30's with them. Recently put one into my Fender Tweed Blues Junior NOS. Put the Jensen to shame. Fuller tonal range and presence. Added character and soul to liven up the sound. Highly recommended.

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