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Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker  16 ohm

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The Celestion G12T-75 Speaker is the versatile 12" speaker found in many premium guitar combo amps. Handles 75W.


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CelestionG12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.5

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Don't change your amp- change the Spkrs!

Speakers are nearly as important as the amp. If you like your amp but want a better tone, change your speakers, mix and match, look at what speakers the big boys use. ...Read complete review

Speakers are nearly as important as the amp. If you like your amp but want a better tone, change your speakers, mix and match, look at what speakers the big boys use.

This speaker certainly has its haters. By themselves, I usually felt something is missing. I had these in a Carvin USA 4x12 and Marshall 1960a 4x12. With my Marshall cab I have a Marshall JVM 210 head. This cab with the marshall head sounds great. It sounds so good I took the back off the cab to see if they were in fact 75s in there. I have a 1980s JCM 800 that also sounds great with this cab.

However, my Engl amp sound ok but definitely not great with these speakers. I had and sold a Carvin MTS 3200 head because I could never get a good dirty tone out of it. I think now it was the lack of tone caused by the speakers.

Thus I started my experiment. I took the Carvin cab apart and mixed in an X patern Vintage 30s and the 75s. Both speakers sound better in this combination. All my amps sounded great with this cab. I then mixed the 75s with G12h Anniversay and same result. Ditto for the greenbacks.

I am not exaggerating that the tone changed signicantly, and every time for the better, when I mixed other top end speakers with the 75s.

I'm keeping my marshall cab as is with the 75s. However, this cab sounded noticeably better than the Carvin cab with 75s in it. The Carvin cab is very high quality and well built. As a result, I will never ever use any other cab with just 75s in them. I will always mix them with other speakers and recommend this to you.

I play classic rock and blues. By themselves, the speakers I like best are greenbacks. I had a wow moment there. The G12 H also sound great alone. The vintage 30s are more like the 75s. Alone, they can get on your nerves. The top end is outright harsh. But everyone knows that for cutting through the mix the V30s are great. So like the 75s, they need to be tamed by mixing them with another speaker.

Verdict- great speaker for metal and players who like the mods scooped. For other players, they sound great mixed with V30s, greenbacks etc, etc. the 75s are not great at all at cutting through the mix. I think the best scenario if you want to buy this speaker or have a cab with them In it is to mix it with another top end speaker. My recommendation is if you have a 4x12 take two out and mix with either V30s or G12h. It will sound great. As a second option, if you have a cab with V 30s and you think they are too harsh sounding, the 75s will tame it. However, there are better speakers out there- tryout the greenbacks. Creambacks, and other speakers before you buy these.

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All Volume, No Character

These speakers are good for modern metal tones and little else. They have no articulation whatsoever and absolutely no warmth. If you're picky about tone these horns will leave you cold, depressed and...Read complete review

These speakers are good for modern metal tones and little else. They have no articulation whatsoever and absolutely no warmth. If you're picky about tone these horns will leave you cold, depressed and longing for more. Unless you're a metalhead, I strongly encourage you to avoid them like the plague.

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4.0

Don't change your amp- change the Spkrs!

By Ron

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Great Scooped Tones
  • Price Point

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • No Limitations
    • Practicing

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    Speakers are nearly as important as the amp. If you like your amp but want a better tone, change your speakers, mix and match, look at what speakers the big boys use.

    This speaker certainly has its haters. By themselves, I usually felt something is missing. I had these in a Carvin USA 4x12 and Marshall 1960a 4x12. With my Marshall cab I have a Marshall JVM 210 head. This cab with the marshall head sounds great. It sounds so good I took the back off the cab to see if they were in fact 75s in there. I have a 1980s JCM 800 that also sounds great with this cab.

    However, my Engl amp sound ok but definitely not great with these speakers. I had and sold a Carvin MTS 3200 head because I could never get a good dirty tone out of it. I think now it was the lack of tone caused by the speakers.

    Thus I started my experiment. I took the Carvin cab apart and mixed in an X patern Vintage 30s and the 75s. Both speakers sound better in this combination. All my amps sounded great with this cab. I then mixed the 75s with G12h Anniversay and same result. Ditto for the greenbacks.

    I am not exaggerating that the tone changed signicantly, and every time for the better, when I mixed other top end speakers with the 75s.

    I'm keeping my marshall cab as is with the 75s. However, this cab sounded noticeably better than the Carvin cab with 75s in it. The Carvin cab is very high quality and well built. As a result, I will never ever use any other cab with just 75s in them. I will always mix them with other speakers and recommend this to you.

    I play classic rock and blues. By themselves, the speakers I like best are greenbacks. I had a wow moment there. The G12 H also sound great alone. The vintage 30s are more like the 75s. Alone, they can get on your nerves. The top end is outright harsh. But everyone knows that for cutting through the mix the V30s are great. So like the 75s, they need to be tamed by mixing them with another speaker.

    Verdict- great speaker for metal and players who like the mods scooped. For other players, they sound great mixed with V30s, greenbacks etc, etc. the 75s are not great at all at cutting through the mix. I think the best scenario if you want to buy this speaker or have a cab with them In it is to mix it with another top end speaker. My recommendation is if you have a 4x12 take two out and mix with either V30s or G12h. It will sound great. As a second option, if you have a cab with V 30s and you think they are too harsh sounding, the 75s will tame it. However, there are better speakers out there- tryout the greenbacks. Creambacks, and other speakers before you buy these.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great with the right setup!

    By Michael Glass

    from Wilkesboro NC

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Lower Mids
    • Should Be Cheaper

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I like the G12T75 as they are the sound of thrash metal. They have a good amount of thump to them. For high gain tones, I feel that they excel at these. If you have a brighter amp (high mids) such as a Peavey 5150 or most Marshall's, they can help balance that out. They sound very good with the 5150/6505 amps. It's strange because I feel that the matching cabinet for a 5150 sounds awful.

    Cabinet design plays a larger role in the sound that most people would think. Some cabinets can make a speaker sound harsh or muddy. Don't like the sound? try a different cabinet. The G12T75 sounds great when mixed with the Vintage 30. This is the same combo used in the Bogner Ubercab. That alone speaks wonders for it's capability.

    Speakers are like pickups and guitars, it's all very subjective to who's listening. I do believe that the G12T75 costs more than it should. Eminence speakers are a better value. That doesn't mean the G12T75 is bad though.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for mids & Lows

    By Just J.

    from RI

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I own an older Marshall Lead cabinet with these puppies loaded in it. They handle tons of volume and not only can you hear them but they're the type of speaker you can feel when you push them.They push air and project sound from a distance better than any other speaker on the market.The trade off for extreamly tight low end sound is a lack of raspy fuzz aound you would want to hear but don't get from these.I paired two Greenbacks with two of these and WOW match made in heaven.These speakers are great alone but for a fuller sound I suggest matching them up with either a vintage 30 or a Greenback. You will then create a much fuller sound spectrum doing this.To describe this speaker if it were a surround sound system, this one is the sub woofer with tons of tight low end that's very loud!

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MOAR LOW MIDS

    By cljgrind

    from Carrollton, GA

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    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I feel this speaker is the ideal compliment to the vintage 30. It hands out lower mids that the V30 lacks. I do my recording with one mic on this speaker and one mic on the V30 to yield a sound that's greater than the sum of their parts. Only rated the features as a 3.0 because it's a speaker: it has only one sound.

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    5.0

    great speaker

    By bogeyrpro

    from atlanta ga

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    purchased this speaker as an upgrade to my Bugera V22. Very happy with it - seems to have a overall warmer sound that the stock Bugera speaker.

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    5.0

    Awesome!

    By UniBallin

    from Shreveport

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    When I first installed them, I couldn't tell a difference between them and my stock speakers. Once you get on stage, you gotta mic on the cab, and you can really let em loose you won't be disappointed. They are VERY clear and pure. These speakers can take a ton of volume and still be defined. I highly recommend them. I will say this: I suggest putting them in a deep cab (like a Behringer Ultrastack) it gives them more breathing room and they will sound better and be better protected.

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    (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    All Volume, No Character

    By Tone Obsessed

    from York, PA (nowhere)

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    These speakers are good for modern metal tones and little else. They have no articulation whatsoever and absolutely no warmth. If you're picky about tone these horns will leave you cold, depressed and longing for more. Unless you're a metalhead, I strongly encourage you to avoid them like the plague.

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    5.0

    These Speakers Are Awesome

    By Marshall_AVT_29

    from Massena, NY

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I replaced my marshall MG cab with 4 of these and boy do they sound awesome being pushed with a Peavey valveking all tube head. They love volume. the louder you turn up your amp the better they sound. amazing speakers in all. if i didnt get these my next choice was going to be the Vintages 30s which i think im going to buy and mix both celestions together in my cab. overall Amazing speakers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Celestion G12T75 8 ohm guitar speaker

    By Steve Bruce

    from Sydney, Australia

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I have a Peaver Studio Pro 112 Transtube 65 watt amp that was fitted with the standard speaker - a 12" Blue Marvel. The amp sounded pretty good, but I wanted better. I was faced with buying a Fender Twin 100 watt amp I couldn't really afford. Instead, I fitted an Eminence Gamma speaker which didn't sound as good as the original. I then fitted a Celestion G12T75 speaker and it blew me away. It's more sensitive, punchier, louder and better balanced than the Blue Marvel. In fact, it sounds so close to the Fender Twin that it's hard to pick the difference... it is even very loud at volume setting 4! It has a very bright, clean and punchy sound, and is incredible with a little distorion... very Clapton/Cream sounding. A fantastic speaker indeed, and not expensive.

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    5.0

    The classic Marshall tone

    By Tone4Days

    from cincinnati

    Comments about Celestion G12T-75 75W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I swapped 2 of these speakers from my Marshall 1960A cabinet into my new Crate GLX212 combo amp. The amp sounded very good before, but now sounds GREAT!!! Also, the higher you turn it up the better it seems it sounds-before, it didn't necessarily sound better when pushed the volume. The difference was in the speakers itself. These speakers LOVE volume. They were mean't to be cranked.

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