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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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OVERVIEW

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.

Bright tone with a tight bottom.

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 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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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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    (2 of 2 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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        (4 of 4 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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          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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              (2 of 2 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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                        (2 of 2 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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                        (4 of 5 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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