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Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker  8 ohm

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Perfect for blues, indie, and jazz. Lots of perfectly balanced mids and extended highs. Ideal in a 1, 2, or 4 x 12" open- or closed-back configuratio...Read More

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Thick, smooth, British flavor.

Perfect for blues, indie, and jazz. Lots of perfectly balanced mids and extended highs. Ideal in a 1, 2, or 4 x 12" open- or closed-back configuration. 50W RMS handling, 100W peak. 8 or 16 ohm impedance.

Eminence recommends the Red Coat Private Jack as a direct replacement speaker in the Behring Ultrastack BG412S & Ultrastack BG412H speaker cabinets. Eminence recommends the Private Jack-16 as a alternate replacement speaker in the Marshall 1960A & 1960B speaker cabinets.

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  • Thick British tone for blues, indie and jazz music
  • Perfectly balanced mids and extended highs

Get that beefy British sound you've been looking for. Call or click to order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker

  • 50W RMS handling, 100W peak
  • 8 or 16 ohm impedance
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EminenceRed Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker
 
5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

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5.0

Smoother than a Greenback

By Ben

from Gainesville, FL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

    I put one of these in a Super Sonic and haven't looked back. To my ear, the Private Jack is warmer, smoother and less midrangey than a Celestion Greenback. It sounds great clean or overdriven with a Strat or a Les Paul; and works particularly well in an open back combo. One of these days, I'd like to try a comparison with the new Celestion Creamback G12m-65, which I would guess is similar tonally to the Private Jack. But otherwise I think the Private Jack is the best speaker out there for an open back, high gain combo.

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    5.0

    Eminence Private Jack

    By Ljay

    from Ohio,,

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    • Easy To Use
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    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

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        Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

        I put two of these my Peavey Classic 50 2X12 replacing the stock Blue Marvel speakers it came with,, Absolutely amazing improvement in all around aspects, Punch,, Clarity,, Went from a Strat to a Gibson 335,
        Clean and driven complimentary for both Humbucker and single coil,, Highly recommend these for the Peavey classic series,

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        5.0

        PJ Rocks

        By Drottsco

        from Randolph, NJ

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

          Great full sound.
          Well balanced and very efficient.
          Really improved my sound.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than a Greenback for Strats

          By Ben

          from Gainesville, Fl

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          Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

          I compared this speaker with a Greenback in my Super Sonic 22. With a Stratocaster, I get a beautiful, smooth, midrangey overdrive with this speaker. The Greenback is a little fuller sounding, but colors the tone more. The tone of the Private Jack is very transparent; I can hear the differences in all the pick up positions on the strat much more. The Greenback makes more of a Marshall type overdrive tone. I still love Greenbacks, especially with my Gibson SG. But the Private Jack is much better for the Stratocaster, IMO.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Speaker

          By Ben

          from Gainesville, Fl

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          Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

          This is a great speaker, especially for the money, and given the power rating. I would describe the overdrive tone as midrangey and transparent.

          It's different than a greenback, which has a fuller sound. If you want the sound of a Marshall, the Celestions have that sound; they sound especially good with humbuckers, IMHO.

          But if you are a Fender guy and you want an overdrive tone for your strat, you are going to love this speaker. I put one in a Super Sonic, and I'm getting a great transparent overdrive with it. If you are a tubscreamer into super reverb type, you'll like this with a master volume amp.

          The distortion is nice and smooth, and I can hear all the tonal nuances of the strat through the private jack (i.e. the different tones of each of the three pickups). This speaker also doesn't color the sound as much as the greenback.

          If I needed more power, I think I'd go for an eminence wizard. That's another speaker that is great for a fender distortion sound. But otherwise, I like the private jack.

          Both speakers have an outstanding clean sound as well.

          So I guess what I am saying is the private jack (and the wizard) are outstanding speakers in their own right. They aren't really clones of a G12M (and a G12h) to my ear. They sound different. And I personally prefer the tone of these with fenders, the same way I also like the celestions with gibsons.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best speaker of the 30 I've tried

          By If6werenine

          from Westport CT

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

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            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

            I have bought a lot of speakers (costing me $1000s) and this one absolutely stands out from the rest. Very balanced, musical, tone. Its OD tones are very good, but where it stands out is its absoultely stunning clean tones. I was very susprised that it is so good versus many much more expensive speakers from Celestion, Jensen, EV, ASW, WGS, Two Rock, Tone Tubby, JBL, Altec, and others. Do yourself a favor and check it out. I play Fender Tweed amps from the late 50s and very high-end Dumble-style amps - a Glaswerks SOD II and a Bludotone High Plains Drifter.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Whoa yea

            By Gordo

            from Austin Texas

            Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

            Excellent speaker, if you're looking for clean tone a little more mid and bottom
            End this is it. Sweeeeet
            Excellent speaker, packaged well and on time. A replacement for the factory
            Eminence speaker. This is an upgrade for sure, I was looking for a little more
            Low end and kids from my Blues Jr and this was it! Clean sharp highs as well.
            Great speaker!

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender Blues Junior Upgrade

            By Brian -huMpD

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

            Just in case you were wondering, the Private Jack does fit in the Fender Blues Junior cabinet with no modifications or transformer swaps. Like many Fender Blues Junior owners, I became disillusioned with the amp's somewhat boxy, harsh nature and have swapped tubes (preamp and power tubes) in an attempt to combat that sound. I have not performed any of the various mods out there for the amp, but I can say without a doubt that this speaker radically improved this amp. The sound is clearer, less harsh, and not prone to low end farting common with the stock Eminence speaker. I thought maybe I was getting tube rattle before the speaker swap when I hit the low E, but it was just the stock speaker. Before trying any mods, try swapping speakers. There's no soldering involved and it only takes about 10 minutes. As far as which speaker to mod with, I think it depends on your use for your amp. In my case, I'm playing lead, so I needed a speaker with some smoky texture that wouldn't muddy up on the low end. This speaker fits that bill nicely, with no harsh highs, excellent definition and a prominent but bluesy midrange. I find that the tone of this speaker is well suited to jumping out of the mix in a musical, balanced way. My buddy recently installed a Cannabis Rex in his cabinet, which has more bass and an overall warmer tone, and the Private Jack plays very, very nicely with his tone.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Now That's a Hot rod

            By Mojohand

            from Lake Worth Florida

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            Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

            Recently replaced the original speaker in my Hot Rod Deluxe with the Private Jack 8 ohm. The amp is a good amp but the speaker made it sound harsh and the highs were like an ice picks.The lows were also very loose and muffled. After installing the Private Jack I plugged in and was floored on how much better my Deluxe sounded. Very smooth and added definition to the notes. Bottom was tight and the highs were finally tamed. All in all a great improvement. I had stopped using my HRD to gig with because of problems mentioned above.I am glad to add this amp back into my line up. I also use a Marshall TSL100 full stack and will start changing the Celestion speakers in these also. I play a Srat as my main guitar and a Les Paul and this speaker sounds great with both of them and accepts my pedals nicely. And the red color..... Pretty Cool.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Private Jack

            By amped up

            from Southern Indiana

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            Comments about Eminence Red Coat Private Jack 12" 50W Guitar Speaker:

            Excellent replacement speaker. I bought a Crate V18 212 used and replaced the plastic coned stock speakers with a pair of these Eminence Private Jacks. Oh what a difference these speakers made, just brilliant! I doubt I will ever get rid of the amp now. Look out Celestion, Eminence is coming at you!

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