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One of the trends you might have noticed in the amplifier industry today is that the higher-end the amp, the more likely it is to have Celestion speakers onboard. That's no accident - with sound that's second to none, Celestion cones have become the benchmark for every amp maker to look up to. When you're looking to upgrade the speakers on your amp or replace a worn-out set, Celestion's world-class instrument amp parts are an easy choice. One of the most commonly-used Celestion speakers is the 12" Vintage 30. That makes it a perfect option if you're looking for a stock replacement for any of the dozens of amps that roll off the assembly line with these cones inside, as well as a great improvement to one that doesn't. The Vintage 30's beefy magnet easily takes on British-style Alnico Blue tones at overdrive and power levels that the Alnicos could only dream of.
Celestion also makes some signature-model speakers designed in collaboration with guitarists like Eddie Van Halen. His G12 EVH driver is based on the legendary G12 M Greenback, comes in 8 and 15-ohm versions and is backed by a custom design inspired by EVH's guitar. If you're into heavy metal, you should also check out the George Lynch signature "Lynchback" speaker. George commissioned this speaker to get Celestion's vintage character along with the headroom to put out more modern sounds on demand and that's exactly what Celestion gave him.
If you're looking to upgrade an entire 2x12 or 4x12 cabinet at once, Celestion has a few packaged sets available to make ordering a little easier. The Blues/Rock sets, for example, pair up the Greenback and G12H speakers - so you could say they're three-quarters Greenback and a quarter Vintage 30. The Modern Boutique sets also include the G12H, matched in their case with Alnico Blues for a sound reminiscent of 1950s Vox and Marshall amps.
Consistently setting the standard for what a speaker should be, Celestion drivers are turned to by countless musicians to power their amps and cabinets. Whenever you go shopping for new instrument amp parts, you'll definitely want to keep Celestion at the top of your wish list.