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Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker  16 ohm

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Classic '60s tone!

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.


 
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CelestionG12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.6

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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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    4.0

    Classic Rock with 80's tone.

    By Gonzo

    from Pasadena,MD

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      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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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      MF now ships Warehouse Speakers free

      By mtm105

      from Nashville

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      • Good Quality

      Cons

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

          If you haven't yet, check out Warehouse line on MF. Prior, to you had to pay sick shipping charges. MF is free. The Green Beret is a Greenback clone. The Reaper too. WGS Retro is Vintage 30 clone. Nowadays, you are buying Celestion which is today Made in China. That's OK. But you are paying same price. WGS is assembled in USofA in the heart of Kentucky. And half the price of Celestion. The quality may not be 100% Celestion, but it's probably considered 95-97% there. Best bang for your buck. I have ET 65, Invader, Reaper HP, Retro and Veterans. The sound isn't, of course, identical to Celestion. But it's close enough and in some cases better.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice midrange voice

          By cljgrind

          from Carrollton, GA

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          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 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          dont be silly buy this its cool

          By theroc165

          from your moms house

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

                 
                5.0

                Smokey Tone

                By Goobie Jones

                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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                      5.0

                      Last speakers i'll ever need

                      By david cowell

                      from Undisclosed

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

                      don't know how i got along without them, changed the way my amp sounds (vox ad100vt)
                      sounds excellent, clean, gritty and more
                      by far the lowest price i could find

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      INCREDIBLE

                      By Woodstrat

                      from Santiago, Dominican Republic.

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

                      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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Killer Vintage Punch

                      By Casey Tibbs

                      from Illinois

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

                      I wanted a small cab to complement my modified 1960 Bogen 20-watt tube amp (re-wired w/Fender components). Had some trouble trying to find a simple, single-speaker cabinet with a high quality speaker. Ended up getting this Greenback," and the local music shop built a custom cabinet around it. Together with the vintage tube amp & my full-hollow Ibanez with it's P-rails pickups/triple-shot mounting rings http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/seymour-duncan-shpr-1s-p-rails--neck-and-bridge-pickup-set http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/seymour-duncan-ts-2s-triple-shot-carved-top-pickup-mounting-ring-set", this thing kicks out a variety of impressive sounds. Rails: sparkly mid-range treble, crisp but not incredibly bright, great fuzzy snarl with addition of vintage overdrive pedal. P90s: Subtle, punchy, and bright, a bit meaner with some OD distortion. Humbucker mode: PUNCH! Rattles the windows. Low-end kick, very pick-style responsive sound. Overdrive it and reach near-metal ferociousness. I've even been running my record player through this cabinet, and Eric Clapton never sounded so good! Perfect for that vintage style. I've never heard the original Greenbacks. I read some reviews boasting their superiority to these reissues, but you can have these right now, they sound great (even used as a single), and if you happen to pick up some SD P-rails/triple-shots as well, I know you'll be stoked when you hear these things in action.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great speaker

                      By tonefreak-lfiLx

                      from Wisconsin

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

                      I run a quad of Greenbacks in my Marshall 1960A classic cab, with my DSL 100. sounds incredible. now I'm looking to get another 1960 cab loaded with Vintage 30's to complement my current cab.nice warm tone, lots of punch, and no problems so far! Gotta love that!

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