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Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker  8 ohm

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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....Read More

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OVERVIEW

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!

SPECIFICATIONS

Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker

  • 75W RMS handling, 150W peak
  • 8 or 16 ohm impedance
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EminenceRed Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker
 
4.9

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (12)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (4)
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    • Experienced (10)

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5.0

Absolutely

By Yay Spaghetti

from NE

About Me Novice

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've been playing about 20 years as a hobby, not at any pro level. I have always dug the V30 sound, but like many others it seems too bright in the upper mids. The Governor seems to fix this. After watching many youtube videos on the Governor/WGS Veteran30/Vintage30 I came across one video that put the Governor 8ohm against the 16ohm and found the 16ohm to be smoother to my ears.
    After installing the 16ohm, and a few hours of break in time this speaker just brings out every sound at any volume level. I will be replacing more speakers with this one in the future.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

       
      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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So far so good, so there.

        By Long time player

        from Wisconsin

        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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really made a huge difference

                By Billy6c

                from NJ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By MDAC69

                  from Enterprise, AL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  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.

                     
                    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.

                    (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!

                    (0 of 22 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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