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

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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 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Concerts (7)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • 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

    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

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          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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              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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                  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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                  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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                    (1 of 1 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.

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