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Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker 16 Ohm 

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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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OVERVIEW

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.


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

SPECIFICATIONS

Retro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker

  • Power: 75W
  • Impedance: 8 or 16Ω
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • 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"
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Warehouse Guitar SpeakersRetro 30 12" 75W British Invasion Guitar Speaker
 
5.0

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  • Improves sound (7)
  • Good quality (6)

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        • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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      (1 of 1 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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding and well made!

        By Mr.Breeze

        from Cromwell Ct.

        About Me Experienced

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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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            (1 of 1 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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                    5.0

                    I'll take a WGS Retro 30 over a Celestion V30 any day

                    By B

                    from Whiteford, MD

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Quality
                    • Excellent value
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Good Old Rock N' Roll
                      • Practicing
                      • To Brighten Up A Dark Amp

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

                      Bought the retro 30 to put in an old solid state combo to make into an extension cabinet. Wavered a lot between the wgs retro 30, the wgs veteran 30 and the celestion vintage 30, but could not justify the price premium of the celestion and after installing the wgs retro 30 I have no regrets whatsoever. Right out of the box sounds so much more articulate and responsive than the celestion 100 watt I pulled out of the amp. Our drummer remarked that the retro 30 made it sound like my old speaker was stuck behind cardboard and filled with marbles. A nice and bright speaker but does not lose the low end and sounds impressive on the overdriven channel. The speaker housing with its hammered metallic looking paint job looks awesome, even if nobody else will ever seen it once installed. Very impressed with WGS speakers and for the price it's worth taking a chance on it.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WGS Retro 30 12" 75W Speaker

                      By The MT kid

                      from Orem, UT

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Mids And Highs
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • A Little Weak By Itself
                      • Not A Huge Bottome End

                      Best Uses

                      • Pair With Other Speakers

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

                      I run a Peavey XXX cab with a Peavey Triumph 120 head. The cab has a lot of bottom end and I found I needed to boost the mids and highs on the heads EQ and cut some bass just to balance out the tone. I mostly use one side of the cab as it can run stereo and I can choose which side I run. To the rescue, the WGS Retro 30 75w, it added strong mids and a high end sparkle that the previous speakers couldn't manage. They sound killer now paired with the other XXX 75w speaker. Very full sounding and I was able to move the mids and highs back down on the head to mostly neutral. The Retro 30 is a great answer to cabs that tend to be a little bass heavy. I ran the speaker by itself in a 1x12 enclosure with a Peavey Mini Colossal and it just didn't have enough bottom end to sound good. This speaker shines being paired with beefy bass heavy/dark speakers. I will be ordering another one for the other side of the cab, I'm tickled.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      V30-esque Tone For Cheap

                      By DagonzAudio

                      from Carthage, NC

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High Gain Guitars

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

                        I bought this to use with a 5150, it pairs up great for high gain tones that require a lot of more articulation and clarity. It is a HUGE improvement over stock valveking speakers on their own. Funny thing is it also blends with them extremely well. Definitely going to try out other WGS models.

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                        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Celestion Vintage 30 Clone

                        By mtm105

                        from NEPA

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

                              WGS makes no secret that this is a Vintage 30 clone. WGS didn't seek to copy directly. What it did what use the Vintage 30 as a starting point and tweek the sound from there to give it WGS unique sound. You won't get a perfect clone, but something WGS considers a better product. Celestion promotes its product as Temple of Tone. (That is, if your Temple is Buddhist MIC.) Mine sounded terrible out of the box, but after about 5 minutes it needed to get worn-in and now sounds great. I played decades with inferior speakers not knowing that an upgrade would solve a lot of problems in quality. WGS has replaced all of my speakers and I now own eight total. The Retro combined with ET 65 is the best possible product you can do. The mids coming from ET 65 is haunting. I also have Veteran 30(s) and if you go to WGS site there is a forum if you want to decide between the two. The Vet 30 is even a further perfection of Vintage 30, but the Retro is closer in tone to the Vintage 30.

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