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Celestion G12M Greenback 25W, 12" Guitar Speaker   

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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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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
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
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    • Experienced (6)

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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

a good sounding speaker

By music geek

from kentucky

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    a very good sounding low wattage speaker, great buy, has great all around voicing, with all types of pickups, especially with single coil pickups.

     
    5.0

    Great speaker

    By Nicknamed

    from Wa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Every body knows Green backs are very good speakers. I just wanted to add, Vox ac30vr owners must replace the stock speakers. Before I did this, I looked for info to see anyone had comments about replacing the stock Celestion VX12s comes with the amp. I couldn't find any info. These speakers make the amp sing. A whole new world.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorate

        By Tripleback

        from Chicago IL

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

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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

             
            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

            Cons

              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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              just what you might need

              By Reverbo-Man

              from Princeton

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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....

                   
                  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.

                  (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

                  Cons

                    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.

                    (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

                    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.

                      (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.

                      (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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                      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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