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Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker   

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The 12" Retro 30 speaker is a brighter and more articulate version of the WGS Veteran 30 speaker. The Retro 30 also boasts deeper and tighter bottom ...Read More

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Bright tone with a tight bottom.

The 12" Retro 30 speaker is a brighter and more articulate version of the WGS Veteran 30 speaker. The Retro 30 also boasts deeper and tighter bottom end. This speaker is extremely versatile and comes alive on the dirty channel. For those who love to mix speakers, you should pair this with the Reaper.

Choose 8 or 16 ohms from the drop-down menu.

FEATURES
  • Power: 75W
  • Impedance: 8 or 16 ohms
  • Weight: 10 lb.
  • Diameter 12.2"
  • Overall depth 5.3"
  • Cut-out diameter 11.1"
  • Mounting slot dimensions 0.31"
  • Number of mounting slots: 4
  • Mounting slot PCD 11.7"

Do your ears a favor, and install one (or more) in your cab. Order today!

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Warehouse Guitar SpeakersRetro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (12)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Had to write a review

By Rob

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

    This speaker raised the level, sound quality of my Blackstar HT Club 40. Great sound, responds amazing. Done with Celestion. Great product!
    The packaging was fantastic, considering I ordered replacement tubes as well. Don't need the tubes now, the speaker did the trick.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WGS Retro 30

    By Zerep11

    from The United States of America

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • 5 Year Warranty
    • Also blows Eminence out of the Ball Park
    • Celestion Who...?
    • Improves Sound
    • Made In The USA
    • Outstanding Quality
    • Perfect for Tube and Solid State Amps
    • Tone...!

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bringing Amps Back To Life
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Primary Speakers for Primary Amps
      • Recording

      Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

      Put 2 Retro 30's (Bottom) and 2 ET65's (Top) in my 4X12 Cab driven by my Carvin MTS-3200H, and the sound/tone they produce together is simply breathtaking, regardless of settings, channel, and pedals used. As a matter of fact, I have switched to mainly straight lining into the head, or using my Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal on occasion for max saturation in the clean channel - that's it. Yes, forget Celestion, because the tone and sound the WGS' produce is far superior IMHO.

      My next project is to replace the stock speakers in my Fender 212R that I purchased in 2008 from MF with 1 Retro 30 and 1 ET65. Will write a review of that setup once I've put at least 5 hours of hard playing into them.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Where have you been all my life

      Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

      This has become my go to speaker. Used to use only Celestion Vintage 30's, but will not pay that kind of money anymore. Do yourself a favor, break these in at high volume for a few hours and then wow, that's a great sounding speaker. All speakers need some break in, not unique to just these.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Seriously good sound.

      By DannyTwoShoes

      from Des Moines IA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Good Price
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

        Paired the Retro 30 with an ET65 in my Blackstar HT60 completely changed the sound. This speaker is great for bringing life to an old amp or to perk up your tone. I get both great cleans and distorted tones with the Retro 30 ET65 combo. I couldn't be happier with this speaker.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Killer On All Levels

        By Nathan

        from Houston

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

            I've owned the retro 30 speaker for about a year now, and I went out and purchased a celestion vintage 30 for a potential "upgrade"....Oh my god...I HATED the vintage 30, so I stuck my retro 30 back where it belongs, in my dsl40c (just a forewarning, this is just my opinion, my experience may not reflect your experience)

            Bass responsiveness is aggressive, present, but also tight. The mid range? I've never noticed it being prominent or subtle, it sits well in-between the lows and highs (might be more low-mids than high mids?). Either way, the sound as a whole sits VERY well. I've heard people comment that the speaker sounds digital, and at least to my experience in respect to the stock 70/80, celestion vintage 30, and retro 30, the retro 30 sounded the most "authentic", and held up the best in distortion and cleans.

            Point being? It's a He11 of a speaker! Literally, I think in the future I'm going to steer clear of celestion, their speakers have been dismal in my experience, as well as overpriced, for the price this thing is a steal.

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            5.0

            Hole-eeee-god!

            By IronZ

            from Tipp City, OH

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Outstanding sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Rockin' The 'f' Out

            Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

            I was blown away! Celestion who? You can NOT go wrong with WGS! The low price and outstanding sound speaks for itself. Time will tell for longevity, but I am impressed!

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Like it better than an actual Vintage 30

            By fearuvthedark

            from Springfield, OR

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

              It's a Vintage 30 clone, or so they would have you believe. I've had Vintage 30's in lots of different amps and it was my "go to" speaker, regardless of open or closed back cabs. However, 150 frog skins a pop is a bit ridiculous. Heard great reviews about WGS and picked up the Retro 30 for my VK112 (1st gen). Holy smokes, all the tone of a Vintage 30 but...better!! The mid peak is killer, better bottom end response and the highs are sparkling. Seriously though, the mid peak on this speaker ROCKS!!! Really comes alive on the dirt channel. Trust me, for 69 bones you won't find a better speaker on the market. I now ONLY run WGS products in my cabs due to being economical and sounding friggin AWESOME!!!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sounding and well made!

              By Mr.Breeze

              from Cromwell Ct.

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

                  This speaker was a great improvement to an already great amp.
                  I installed it in a Fender Supersonic 22 and it really woke up the amp. Great sounding and great quality. Thanks to Vaughn Skow for the demo!

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Huge improvement!

                  By Eric M

                  from Guilford, CT

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

                      I replaced the stock Fender Special Design speaker in my Fender Supersonic 22. The retro 30 added the sparkle back on the top end and tightened up the bass response. It's especially noticeable at higher volumes. If it sounds this good out of the box, I can't wait until it's broken in.

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                      5.0

                      Vintage 30 crunch but better!

                      By squirrel-friend

                      from Lincoln, NE

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker:

                          Put this in an open back, Ampeg VH-70 1x12 combo amp. The original speaker was a Celestion G12K-85. Great speaker but kind of neutral sounding and dark in that amp. The Retro brightened it up but retains a nice tight low end. It just sounds sooo good on the gain channel. Crunchy with great highs that aren't harsh. It really is a better sounding Vintage 30. The Ampeg VH series amps are some of the best solid state amps ever made but can sound average or amazing depending on your cab and speakers. I have swapped many over the years and this speaker gives me that 80's George Lynch, Ratt tone I want. Great quality and very helpful service at WGS

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