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Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker  

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  • Classic 60s/70s British rock tone
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Eminence

Classic British tone.

The ultimate expression of that '60s/'70s British sound. Thick, raunchy tone with lots of mids. Great in a 1, 2, or 4x12" open- or closed-back setup. 75W RMS handling, 150W peak. 8 or 16 ohm impedance.

Eminence recommends The Governor-16 as a direct replacement in the Peavey Valveking 412, Windson 412, Supreme XL 412, and the Marshall 1960AV speaker cabinets. Eminence recommends The Governor-16 as an alternative replacement in the Behringer Ultrastack BG412S and Ultrastack BG412H speaker cabinets.

Features

  • Classic 60s/70s British rock tone

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

 

Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker Specifications:

  • 75W RMS handling, 150W peak
  • 8 or 16 ohm impedance
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EminenceRed Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker
 
4.8

(based on 49 reviews)

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    (3)

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Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Concerts (8)
    • Back-up (3)
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      • Experienced (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Governor!

    I HATED the sound of the Sheffield speaker that came with the 6505+112 Combo! I put in the Governor and it is now the best sounding amp I've EVER owned (I've had quite...Read complete review

    I HATED the sound of the Sheffield speaker that came with the 6505+112 Combo! I put in the Governor and it is now the best sounding amp I've EVER owned (I've had quite a few over the years).

    The Governor makes the amp sound/feel very 'tight' and way more balanced (leads 'jump out'), as opposed to the Sheffield which was fizzy sounding and shrill to my ears (and lacked tightness). The Governor has a fast attack and lets you 'feel' the notes on your fingertips - totally in your control.

    I bought the Governor and the Wizard and tried them both in 2 amps - the 6505+ 112 and the Blackstar HT Club 40. Each speaker sounded great in one amp and bad in the other!

    I did NOT like the Governor in my Blackstar though...I guess it kinda made it sound 'British' all the time (defeating the ISF Control) - but I also did NOT like the Wizard in the 6505+....it sounded 'ok', but the Governor just sounded 'superior' in it...it's not just that they have a different EQ curve in the speakers, but they both have a different sounding "character" to them.

    These are MY ears...to each his own.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:

    The Governor = 6505+ 112 Combo
    The Wizard = Blackstar HT Club 40

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    The Right Stuff

    Overall this speaker will give you that clarity and punch that your other speakers may lack. This is a solid driver, seems to take quite a shellacking, and doesn't complain. I'd reccomend maybe...Read complete review

    Overall this speaker will give you that clarity and punch that your other speakers may lack. This is a solid driver, seems to take quite a shellacking, and doesn't complain. I'd reccomend maybe pairing it up with another in the line, such as the 'Man-O-War' to broaden the tone spectrum a bit, but thats's not saying that these are not excellent solo drivers as well.
    The first thing I noted after installing this driver, was how much LOUDER it was than any of the other speakers I've tried. The sensitivity is just unreal, and it doesnt take a whole lot of watts to make this thing giggable. The design seems to be pretty much standard, and all your magic really happens in the cone and coil.
    Seems to be very durable, as well has heavy. The magnet on this particular bad boy is extra large.
    The bang for buck on this one is absolutely perfect. It delivers more performance than what I would expect to pay.

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    5.0

    New life in a old cabinet

    By RTF

    from Central Fl.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

      I replaced a celestion speaker,in a open back cabinet that sounded good clean but fizzy with any distortion or overdrive. With the Governor, I just can't say enough about the improvement that it made,and it's not even broke in yet! I can't say how it would sound in your rig, but I'm more than happy with this speaker change.

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      5.0

      Awesome speakers to upgrade your sound.

      By Sonny G

      from Isanti, MN.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Heavy Duty Construction
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

        I replaced the celestion speakers I had in my Laney 4 X 12 cabinets with these speakers and I'm very pleased with the upgrade. I play in a loud Black Sabbath tribute show and these speakers really do the job quite well. The price is good, the construction is very heavy duty, over all a great speaker.

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        5.0

        So far so good, so there.

        By Snake Convert

        from Fond du Lac, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

            Saw some recommendations for this speaker as a replacement for the stock speaker in a Peavey 6505+ combo. Having made the swap, I'd have to agree. Clean tones sound good, but more importantly for type of music we play (Opeth, Megadeth, Maiden, etc.), it makes a good, tight and punchy match for the 6505's high gain distortion.

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            5.0

            Awesome Upgrade In 80's Peavey Bandit 65

            By Snouter

            from Connecticut

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                Vintage Peavey Bandit 65 is considered among the all time best tube-like solid state amps and by replacing the stock Scorpion with The Governor is sounds even more like an amp with EL84 power tubes.

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                5.0

                Really made a huge difference

                By Billy6c

                from NJ

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                  I have a Peavey 112 Valve King and hated the harsh tones. This speaker fixed the problem and added a nice deep warmth. My Les Paul screams thru this amp now where before....it was shrill.
                  A really great upgrade.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By MDAC69

                  from Ft Rucker, AL

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                    Picked this up to replace the original Celestion in my Behringer 120. Immediate improvement on sound quality. Adds amazing depth to my playing. I should have replaced the speaker years ago.

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                    5.0

                    All out CRUNCH and TONE!

                    By Larry

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Screw Holes Are Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                    I upgraded to this speaker from a Celestion Greenback that came stock in my VHT Classic 18 combo amp. Right out of the box I could tell that this speaker was much better quality than the Celestion. The Celestion weighs in at a measly 7.8 lbs. This speaker weighs in at 10.7 lbs!! The magnet is nearly twice as big and the cone itself seems thicker and more robust. Even the speaker wires going from the quick connect tab to the cone are braided, where as the Greenback's are rubber coated and seem frail. Don't get me wrong, the Celestion is a good speaker for older tones such as Hendrix and Zeppelin. But if you are looking for something a little more modern with a classic crunch to it, look no further. I will admit, the mids are a little overwhelming at times, but the tonal range and breakup between cords is absolutely beautiful. The lows are nice and boomy with a good thump to them; and the highs are clear as day. My only complaint so far is that the screw holes were a tad small for my amp and didn't line up quite right. I eventually forced it in there with 3 out of 4 scews tight and secure. The 4th one is on, but well...it will probably rattle out eventually with the noise this thing creates. Bottom line is this: if you want a great crunchy tone that is clear and prestine, do yourself a favor and buy this speaker.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Speaker!

                    By Mourn The Wicked!!!!

                    from WI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Price
                    • Tone

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                    I just bought a pair of these to throw an x-pattern in a 5150 cab. They are awesome straight out of the box, during the break in period. Added some low end thump and lost a lot of that harsh mid fizz that I had with my stock sheffields. Waited a long time to pull the trigger on these speakers. Wishing I did it a lot sooner!

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                    (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    PS // continuation abt cabinets tested

                    By kaybee

                    from nyc

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Cabinets Change Sound

                    Cons

                    • Try Various Types

                    Best Uses

                    • Live And Recording Gtr

                    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                    PS // Tested various cabinets..

                    closed, rectangular, normal.... Worst sound..
                    open back, rectangular, normal.... better sound...
                    ported, rectangular, ....not so good either..

                    BEST sound has come from 2 ways :
                    ... just leave the naked speakers on the floor..tilted abt 45 degrees..
                    this gives the most FREE, and MOST AIRY sound...bass is still there !
                    .... and what we did, was OPEN BAFFLE type..
                    you do get the sound of the 2 cm thick Plywood, it is NOT
                    AIRY and FREE, but you do get this More QTY of BASS but mixed with wooden sound,
                    just like all common speakers, but much less detrimental .

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Rock solid sound!

                    By sevenstring revenge

                    from Hopkinsville, KY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                      I bought this speaker because I was looking at replacing some generic Celestion speakers in my Randall 2x12. This speak is build to last… heavy duty, strong, and durable. The more I have been playing it the better is sounds.

                      I'm all about getting my money out of something when I buy it. I have heard more expensive speakers that don't even compare to the Eminence Governor. I have recommended this speaker to friends and I stand by my decision.

                      This is not a speaker that "sounds good for the price", this is a speaker that is awesome without spending an absurd amount of money.

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