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Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker  8 ohm

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Celestion Rocket 50s sound great with any playing style and won't break the bank!

Look inside the back of a standard 4x12 and you may well find Rocket 50s bolted inside.


The one and only Celestion Rocket 50 . . . buy it now!

 

Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker Specifications:

  • Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
  • Power rating: 50W
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 95dB
  • Chassis type: Pressed steel
  • Voice coil diameter: 1.5", 38.1mm
  • Voice coil material: Round copper
  • Magnet type: Ceramic
  • Magnet weight: 17oz, 0.48kg
  • Frequency range: 85-5000Hz
  • Resonance frequency, Fs: 90Hz
  • DC resistance, Re: 6.74 ohms
  • Mounting Information
  • Diameter: 12.2", 309mm
  • Overall depth: 4.8", 122mm
  • Magnet structure diameter: 3.9", 100mm
  • Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
  • Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm
  • Number of mounting slots: 4
  • Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs., 2.0kg
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CelestionRocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (3)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        These Speakers Are

        ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I highly recommend these to ANYONE!! I have a 4x12 cab with these in it, and I've played everything from blues to thrash with it, and they sound Killer!!...Read complete review

        ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I highly recommend these to ANYONE!! I have a 4x12 cab with these in it, and I've played everything from blues to thrash with it, and they sound Killer!! Produce Excellent highs, Awesome mids, and Heart-Stopping Lows!! I have a 6505 sitting atop my cab, and the bottom-end will literally shake the house during practice. I have been using the same cab, with the same speakers, playing on average 8 hours a week, for 5 years! Never encountered a problem. The only comment I'm going to make, is I recommend using a High-End Cable to patch your head into your cab. I feel that a lot of bad reviews could have been avoided if the user had spent a few extra bucks for a decent cable. A cheap cable can make even the world's greatest speaker, or amp sound bad!!

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        Ok, but a tad harsh.

        This speaker is ok. With the right amp and cab Im sure it sounds nice, but it is a bit harsh. This sounds nothing like a vintage 30 if thats the sound your...Read complete review

        This speaker is ok. With the right amp and cab Im sure it sounds nice, but it is a bit harsh. This sounds nothing like a vintage 30 if thats the sound your going for. Overall, harsh highs, tight but quiet lows, buzzy mids. Still a quality speaker, not the right sound for me.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Break it in and it's great.

        By pocketknife

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

          This is not the best Celestion you can buy, it's the cheapest 12 inch Celestion you can buy. I have a Peavey ValveKing VK112 combo and I replaced the stock speaker with this Rocket 50. I wanted the cheapest way to have a Celestion "British voiced" speaker. It was a bit harsh at first but I expected a break-in period and finally this speaker warmed right up to me. It can get very loud. It's not a Vintage 30 or a Classic Lead 80 but it's a real Celestion with tight lows, plenty of mids and just enough highs. I love recording this speaker with a good instrument mic. It's seems to work well with many genres. I play a Strat and an SG through it. Sounds great once it's broken in. For "British Voiced" on the cheap you can't beat it. It brought my cheap tube amp to life.

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          5.0

          NIGHT AND DAY!

          By ACOUSTIC RESONANCE

          from SYRACUSE NY

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

              I put one of these in a acoustic g35fx lead series amp and it greatly improved the sound the stock speaker is rated at 35 watts but could not handle the amp past 4 and was lifeless i owned a marshall mc412 cab and it had these in it (not the mg412) put everything into it from clean and bright to full on death core and it shined thru the spectrum yes get it! and yes ive played thru the vintage 30s and they are not three times as nice just 3 times the price

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              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ok, but a tad harsh.

              By Tony-b4ZBp

              from South Dakota

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Light weight
              • Tight Bass
              • Tight Cone
              • Well built

              Cons

              • Harsh Highs
              • Slugish Mids

              Best Uses

              • Dark Amp With Dull Highs
              • Open Back Cab
              • The Garbage

              Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

              This speaker is ok. With the right amp and cab Im sure it sounds nice, but it is a bit harsh. This sounds nothing like a vintage 30 if thats the sound your going for. Overall, harsh highs, tight but quiet lows, buzzy mids. Still a quality speaker, not the right sound for me.

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              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not Bad

              By VROD6

              from HorsesAss, NY

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              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    ordered two and they came packed in different boxes with different id tags.... almost as if they were re-packing nos speakers and selling as current new

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                    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Helped Bring My Amp To Life

                    By Fender2011

                    from Northeast Ohio

                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    I have a Crate V18-12 that was a very dark and lifeless sounding amp. I did two things to it recently that made it a much better sounding amp. I put a Groove Tube 12AU7 in the phase inverter slot and replace the stock speaker with the Celstion Rocket 50. I replaced the speaker first and I'll give the speaker about 25% of the credit and this tube the other 75% for making my amp sound 100% better.

                    The speaker and tube change improved everything - brightened it, added more clean headroom, added definition and harmonics and improved the sound when using my Bad Monkey distortion pedal.

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                    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good speaker

                    By Just J.

                    from RI

                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    I installed 4 of these 16 ohms Rockets in a bottom B cab thats I completely re-done over, new wire, casters, Marshall speaker plate that's wired to switch to 16 mono or 8 & 4 sterio ohms.I bought these without ever hearing them but I did read reviews before buying them.These speakers were apparently suppose to be a better mid ranging sound speaker according to sound skamatic diagrams done on them.After installing them I decide to install a 4" layer of fiberglass on the back pannel of the cabinet to help with lower frequency responce...This works really well and actually made the speakers sound much deeper than the A cab I have sitting on top of it, which is an actual 1960 Lead cab loaded with g12T-75.I'm not entirely impressed with these speakers in the sence that they lack top end crisp sound I was hoping to get but I think it's because of the head I am using, Soldano Hot Rod 50 plus.For the price these are a great choice and will do mids very well but if your looking for a crispier sound they aren't the ones...

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                    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wow

                    By J Paul

                    from Denver, CO

                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    My review title is lame, but "wow" is all I can say every time I plug into this speaker. I have a Crate V series tube amp purchased on clearance. In trying to get inspiration from that amp I've tried numerous speakers (all of which look more impressive than this Rocket, and cost more). But all to no avail. I'd lost hope in my clearance amp, but MF had a screaming sale on these Rockets and since they're Celestions I had to at least try one.Wow! My amp was just waiting for me to put this speaker in it. I can't believe the change.It now has a clean sound that rivals my Fender Tweed. The overdrive channel sings and I even have pick dynamics!THANK YOU Musician's Friend!

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                    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    These Speakers Are

                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I highly recommend these to ANYONE!! I have a 4x12 cab with these in it, and I've played everything from blues to thrash with it, and they sound Killer!! Produce Excellent highs, Awesome mids, and Heart-Stopping Lows!! I have a 6505 sitting atop my cab, and the bottom-end will literally shake the house during practice. I have been using the same cab, with the same speakers, playing on average 8 hours a week, for 5 years! Never encountered a problem. The only comment I'm going to make, is I recommend using a High-End Cable to patch your head into your cab. I feel that a lot of bad reviews could have been avoided if the user had spent a few extra bucks for a decent cable. A cheap cable can make even the world's greatest speaker, or amp sound bad!!

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very nice speaker

                    By svsguitarhero

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    I built a custum 1x12 for my brothers Valve junior amp, and I needed a cheap speaker. Tried this one out and loved it. Very loud, I ran my Peavy 100watt head through and had no trouble. I'm buying two more for a 2x12 to stick under my peavey. Very nice!

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    oVeR dRiVe

                    By The Best !

                    from Rivercity NY

                    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    Good speaker for the Money. This Speaker is made in China. Nice tone a little bRIGHT. Mid tone ok. Lowend is weak point. After we tested Speakers in a 4x12 Cab. We found Out they Break up very Nice at Low vol. bUT get good RAW TONE. Buy Them ! Pegasus Amp Co.

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