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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....Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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  • Classic 60s/70s British rock tone

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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)

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Pros

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

Cons

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  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (9)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Governor!

By CCCowboy

from Lackawanna NY

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

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

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock solid sound!

By sevenstring revenge

from Hopkinsville, KY

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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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sounding Speaker for Marshall

    By Brett K

    from Green Bay Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Complimentary
    • Easy To Use
    • 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 for the sole purpose of using it alongside my (also Eminence) Man O' War speaker in my Marshall JCM 900 4102 combo, as I hear they were very complimentary together. This particular Marshall seems to be capable of easily achieving a piercing, not-so-nice amount of highs, so I was looking to reel that in from the original Celestion G12T-75 spkrs it came with. Yep, they sound extremely purty together in this amp. Being that I only can speak for how they sound in my amp, I guess it depends on what you're after. Rest assured though, that they sound very good in a Marshall, and are generally voiced to match up well with British amps.

      Again, I used one alongside my Man O War, and got the sound I was looking for. The speakers can handle a lot of gain, and sound pretty good clean also. When clean they cut a little of the 'sparkly' high out. Tonally, these are strong in the lower and low-mid area, which made them such a great pairing for the Man O War. I could rave more, but you get the idea I hope. I play everything from Alice in Chains, the Beatles, to Metallica - these speakers can handle them all. I am EXTREMELY satisfied.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So far so good, so there.

      By Long time player

      from Wisconsin

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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          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

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          Pros

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

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              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Speaker!

              By Mourn The Wicked!!!!

              from WI

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              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!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Rock speaker!

              By J Austin

              from Michigan

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

              Excellent speaker... i play mostly Classic Rock, Rock, and Heavey Rock. I built a closed back 2x12 cab and paired the Governor with a Wizard. I think the two complement each other very well, where one lacks the other compensates. I play thru two amps... a Peavey Vypyr tube 60 (which i converted into a head) and an Orange Jim Root Terror. These speakers are very loud and the closed back cab i have produces excellent bass response... highly recomend using a closed back design for this speaker.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Upgraded Sound!

              By aaron

              from Cleveland, Ohio

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

              These speakers are awesome! Ordered these to replace the stock celestions in my Marshall 1960A Cab. These speakers added alot more clarity with a much tighter response. Excellent mid range if you like sustain and using feedback. Sound slightly harsh when first put in but after a day or two of playing these sound so good. Definitely a good way to upgrade your amp. I recommend these.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really made a huge difference

              By Billy6c

              from NJ

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              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

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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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