G12H-30 Tone. 12″, 50oz ceramic magnet, 30 watt, 1-3/4″ voice coil. British Kurt-Mueller ribbed cone and dustcap. Similar to the G12H-30, it is aggressive, gritty, with lots of midrange punch.
• Paper cone – standard Kurt-Mueller British cone used in most of our British type speakers. the 75Hz cone is the more “classic Marshall guitar tone” if you will. 75Hz is the general name that has been given to this cone since the 60s, even though the resonant frequency is closer to 82Hz, which is low E on a standard tuned guitar. Standard low end with a midrange bump, and clear articulate high end.
• Hemp cone – very soft material, darker, warmer, foggy and less focused. Hemp’s longer fibers give treble notes a sub-harmonic richness that warms the sound. great for that hazy stoner metal thing where articulation isn’t the objective. it cuts the treble, but it also affects the overall response and feel to be more squishy.
I had high hopes for this speaker and it more than delivered. Whatever gain pedal I presented this speaker running it in a Peavey C30 and later a hand wired Bassman tonestack 22w Princeton Reverb with all types of overdrive and it delivered the rich overtones and compression that you associate with the recordings of the late 60’s and early 70’s. I used classic humbucker winds like 57’s, seth lovers, and 59’s as well as Fender Custom shop 69’s tuned a half step down to derive all manner of rich vintage voicings and this speaker delivered. I highly recommend it as a go to for any 15-30 watt amp to give you the British tones you have in your head. If your thinking about it go ahead and get one you will be extremely pleased.
Mr B (verified owner) –
I have (2) 75w in a 2×12 cab and they are simply amazing. The build quality is outstanding and they just keep sounding better and better. To my ear it nails that G12H-30 type sound that I was looking for and then some.
My thanks to C.J. and the whole crew for getting these put together and shipped out during these trying times