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Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker

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If you're looking for that classic British sound, this is the speaker to have. This Eminence speaker will provide a warm low end and plenty of punch,...Click To Read More About This Product

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If you're looking for that classic British sound, this is the speaker to have. This Eminence speaker will provide a warm low end and plenty of punch, and all the tonal characteristics embraced by many legendary guitar players. 8 ohm. 50W RMS.

Eminence recommends the Legend GB128 Guitar Speaker as a direct replacement in the Crate GT112SL, the Line 6 closed back 412 speaker cabinets, and the Line 6 Spider III 75, Spider III 150, and Crate FXT120 combo amps.


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EminenceLegend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great in the Crate (V 18 112)

Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

As the title suggests, I bought this speaker for my 2 year old Crate V-18. Now I like this amp, but it did have it's flaws, the most prominent being the fact that it can be very muddy, as well as having almost no clean headroom to speak of. The only thing I could do for it was use a Bad Monkey Overdrive as a treble/gain booster, but this effectively eliminated ANY chance of a decent clean tone. I liked the dirty tone, but that's all it's got.I decided to try this speaker, and WOW, what a difference. With no other changes to the amp, it suddenly has a versatility it never had before. Turning the gain down actually results in a wonderful clean tone that isn't quite Fender and isn't quite Marshall, but is it's own lovely thing.Now, the biggest surprise is that this not only improved the clean tones, it also dramatically improved the dirty tone. Where before I had to dial in a touch of dirt with the amp and push it with the Bad Monkey, now I have a full and rich range with the Gain knob all the way up the dial. It didn't change what I liked about it, but rather what I didn't like about it. Kicking in the Bad Monkey simply gives it another useful voice now.Overall, the tone is tighter, a little brighter, and overall more useful and musical. The amp is still just a touch muddy, but now turning the bass down and the treble up actually DOES something. I suspect a change to good tubes will only make it better.I'm not gonna blow smoke and say it turned this amp into a boutique-quality amp, but it did take it up several notches up the tone ladder. I would not have thought changing just the speaker could make such a phenomenal change, but it did.Highly recommend the Eminence Legend GB 128

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this speaker just rocks!

By Max D

from springfield Ill

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Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

This speaker was installed today in my fender hot rod deluxe limited edition wine red. The speaker that came with this amp was a celestion 70/80. My amp is like night and day! Best speaker I've ever used, and it's not even broken in yet! made in the U.S.A,. Made my hot rod's distortion come alive, and my amp's clean channel has that warm clean chime I've been missing. Wow!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent tones

By BaldMan

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

    The Legend GB128 produces fantastic "metal" tones through my custom-made 2x12 cab. The lows are quite nice and the highs have a ton of definition. The sound is not muddy or muffled but crystal clear. No matter if I'm playing through my POD XT Live or the Orange Jim Roor head, my sound is far improved. I will be buying more Eminence speakers.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow! I love this speaker

    By Gator

    from San Antonio, tx

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • playing great music with excellent tonality

    Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

    I replaces a vintage 30 with this speaker. Wow. This speaker is awesome. I played first gig with this speaker in my 1x12 cabinet and the tone was awesome. I received nice compliments on my tone and this speaker isn't even broke in yet. Definately a great speaker at a great price. Eminence is the way to go. Buy American and be rewarded with a great product and great sound.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Custom made quality at mass produced price.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

    This speaker is designed for heavyweight players, but priced for metal kiddies. Great sound: it's just like "the classic British sound..." wink wink - "G.B.", get it? - like it says in the description, but with more of everything, including volume, balance, and versatility. This speaker has plenty of definition and clarity, but it also delivers characteristic rockin guitar sound when driven. Highs are clear w/o a hint of harshness. Bass is muscular but not out of balance. Works great with open back cab. At present this speaker is a sleeper big time; it will be an all-time classic.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMP SAVER!

    By Oldschoolsounds

    from Georgia

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    Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

    I recently put one of these in my crate v18, and it completely changed the way i feel about this amp! The v18 sounded muddy and the eq was pretty much worthless. I couldnt tell a difference when I made a change. That is until I put the GB128 in. It really livened up the sound and allowed the eq to do its job. The original crate speaker was crap that looked like it was plastic coated. This speaker made all the difference in the world. If you have a v18 i definately recommend the GB128.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Eminence GB128

    By Andy Curry

    from St. Louis

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    Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

    I bought this one to replace a vintage Jensen C12R in my 1964 Gibson Falcon amp. Goodbye, icepick, hello balance. I like some "chunk" in my sound, and this speaker delivered that.
    Features? It's a 12-inch, 8-ohm guitar speaker. Solder/spade lugs.
    Quality, compared to what? I would not compare this speaker's build quality with a top-of-the-line JBL, Altec Lansing, Celestion, or ElectroVoice cast-frame unit, but it is very solidly built for its price point.
    You get a good speaker for the money.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    II love it.

    By Gator

    from San Antonio, tx

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

      I play a 50 watt tube amp. I put this in my 1x12 cabinet. I replaced a vintage 30 with this. Wow! Great tone, warm and singing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great british Speaker

      By Ken374

      from Michigan

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

        Replaced my Blues Deluxe stock speaker for this, wow really smoothed the drive channel and gave the clean channel more head room and tone. My Bogner pedals sing through this amp now.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        speaker upgrade

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

        I bought 2 of these for a Traynor YCV80. I tried just one in place of the stock Celestion 70/80s and it made a huge differnce. The speaker mismatch actualy sounded great so I sold the other GB12 to a friend. It really warmed up the sound a lot. One year later and no problems.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Eminence speakers rock!

        By Bravery34

        from Louisville, KY

        Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

        I also have a Traynor YCV 80. This is a great amp but the stock Celestion 70/80's give it a lifeless sound. I bought a GB128 to try out and it made all the difference in the world. Because the speaker is 50 watts and the amp 80, the amp breaks up faster but still leaves plenty of headroom. The low end is rounded out and no longer cardboard sounding. I can actually use the drive channel; which I would absolutely avoid at all cost before. I'll probably by a second one to replace the remaining celestion. Excellent buy for at an excellent price!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great speakers

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

        great tone for lead guitar. not thin or hi-end sounding. great for a fat distortion tone. can't go wrong for the tone or price.

         
        5.0

        VERY good speakers for just about any genera.

        By TexAxe Slinger

        from Dallas, TX

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

          After installing these speakers, I can say that I have found a very good and full sound in my 4x12. Not too shrill and not to bassy either. These are the best speakers for the money that I have come across. A 4x12 with 4 of these will absolutely sound amazing with a 50 or 100 watt tube amp. Mine is 50, but they can take much more. For the money, you will NOT be disappointed! They have hefty magnets and are quality made in the USA.

           
          5.0

          This speaker was a nice surprise

          By MJ Slaughter

          from McKinney, TX

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          Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

          I was apprehensive about trying this speaker but all the positive reviews and low price made it irresistible to me so I bought one then another and glad I did. Our soundman commented that my GB128 loaded 2x12 sounded great and had that woody tone I've read others comment about. For the price it's hard to go wrong with at least trying them.

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT with my Peavey Classic 50

          By Baltimore Beach Man

          from Baltimore, MD

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              Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

              I have a PV Classic 50 410 that is too stinkin' heavy for me move around. I made a new baffle for a 1x12 and went on a quest to find the right speaker. This is it! I LOVE the sound of the PV 410s but I like this even more. Besides being lighter weight than the four the four 10" speakers, it also isn't as "beamy" sounding. Also a tiny bit louder and brighter, but tonally it's very much in the ballpark of the stock four x tens.

              Time to install the grill cloth on the new bafflr and ROCK!

               
              5.0

              Great Upgrade!

              By Big K

              from Wauwatosa, WI

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

                This was a great upgrade speaker for my Bugera v22 combo amp. Nice responsive lows, with articulate mids and highs. Works well for playing blues and rock.

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I wouldn't buy this speaker again.

                By Ray K

                from Medford NY

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Was not the sound I was looking for.

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

                I was looking for a 12 inch speaker that has the same mid range sound as Eminence's le10. This speaker does not have that sound. It's a good sounding speaker, just not right for this particular application. It's an efficient speaker, but not as efficient as the celestian blue I replaced.

                 
                5.0

                Great sounding speaker

                By Basscheez

                from Cleveland

                Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

                I put one of these in a 2 x 12 cabinet (with a Legend 1258), and it sounds fantastic for everything from clean (Fender silverface Bassman) to scooped metal (Marshal MG100). I plan to replace the Celestions in my Marshall cabinet with 2 of these and 2 Legend 1258s.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Emmenance Legend GB128 Amp Speaker

                By miguel ramirez

                from Portland,OR

                Comments about Eminence Legend GB128 50W Guitar Speaker:

                I couldn't ask for much more. I am completely happy with this speaker. I was going to buy a new amp, but I think I will wait now.
                Bought to replace old '80s Crate solid state amp speaker. Wow....What a difference. Great mids with natural break up. Best sound I could get from a solid state amp. Wow.
                Well put together. No flaws on mine.
                I feel I got a great deal. There are other speaker out there 3 times as expensive. I almost went with a greenback, but I'm glad I didnt. For the price, this is a great speaker.

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