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Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by dreamdistortion » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:30 pm

Hey all - I just bought a Retro 50 and I need some speakers. For the time being, I'll be using an Avatar traditional oval-back cabinet. I'm looking at Warehouse speakers, particularly the ET-65 and Reaper HP, which is 50w and similar tonally to the G12H30. Oh, and I'll be using a Jazzmaster and Tele through the amp.

I don't like much of a pronounced upper midrange and I don't like sizzle. I'm thinking of going with a more broad frequency (or neutral), darker speaker with decent headroom, but I'm not sure if this will dull the Retro 50 too much. Any suggestions?

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by baytamusic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:34 pm

Those sound like a good idea to me.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by jason41224 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:04 pm

yeah, WGS has some great stuff. i wouldn't underestimate them at all. plus, G12H30s (and their variants) have been known to sound great with Oranges. go for it! and congrats on the sweet rig.
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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by ironlung40 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:42 pm

Congrats on a sweet rig. G12H30 is the route I'd go to, or some variant. Where did you score this amp?
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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by dreamdistortion » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:52 pm

Thanks guys. I'm extremely excited! I bought the amp on the TGP classifieds from a member named Keld. I think he's posted here in the past. It was too good of a deal to pass up -- lowest I've ever seen an Orange Custom Shop amp. I bought it ostensibly (so I told myself) as a backup to my Fargen-modded Tremolux, but I'm sure it will find a major place in my playing. Once I get another cabinet, I'll try a stereo setup.

Back to speakers: Anyone try an ET-65 or 1265-type speaker with the Retro 50 or a vintage Orange/Matamp? I thinking of matching it with the G12H30.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by TESLA_EL34 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:37 pm

I love stereo setups. It's so great you can combine two really great amps.
Speakers... i would try G12H30's or scumback H75's

http://youtu.be/G3eEMWyk0TE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by baytamusic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:49 pm

TESLA_EL34 wrote:I love stereo setups. It's so great you can combine two really great amps.
Speakers... i would try G12H30's or scumback H75's

http://youtu.be/G3eEMWyk0TE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
M75 sounds great on that video. Close second the H75.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by dreamdistortion » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:03 am

Thanks for the Scumback suggestions, but I spent too much on the amp and have to make budget speaker choices atm.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by baytamusic » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:12 pm

dreamdistortion wrote:Thanks for the Scumback suggestions, but I spent too much on the amp and have to make budget speaker choices atm.
Warehouse is probably your best bet then. I hear they are basically the same thing as a Celestion. I'm thinking of trying the G12-65 copies someday.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by dreamdistortion » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:00 am

Ended picking up a pair of Reaper HP's. I'll report back later.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by indianDYsummer » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:03 am

I've tried G12H30s, v30s, and eminence gb12s, weber silver bells and blue dogs with my retro 50. My preference was with the G12h30s or the eminence gb12s. I'll be trying out WGS and scumbacks in the future, I'm sure. But H and M type british speakers work really well with the retro.
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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by dreamdistortion » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:25 am

I'm interested to hear this amp when I get the whole rig together. Last night I plugged it into a single Cannabis Rex, and and it sounded OK, but mostly lifeless and boxy. Probably due to the 7 year old Svetlanas :roll: and the speaker/cab combo.

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by pages plexitone » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:28 am

TESLA_EL34 wrote:I love stereo setups. It's so great you can combine two really great amps.
Speakers... i would try G12H30's or scumback H75's

http://youtu.be/G3eEMWyk0TE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I really liked the R9 through the comet amp! 8)
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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by Aslan » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:49 pm

The Retro 50 (killer amp) does tend toward the darker tones so I found that mine sounds best with brighter speakers. I often use a Orange 212 with the Vintage 30's (good sound) but it really comes alive with a cabinet that has two Celestion Century neo speakers in it. YMMV

(Also, sometimes I put a 65Amps colour booster in front and the tone is pure late 60's early 70's rock)
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Gear:
Retro 50 & PPC212
RV50H & PPC212
65Amps Royal Albert
65 Deluxe Reverb
PRS David Grissom
PRS Prism
PRS Santana MD
PRS 305
PRS Hollowbody II single cut
PRS Sunburst 22

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Re: Speaker Suggestions for Retro 50

Post by jason41224 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:52 am

man, i really wanna try those Centuries. they're a Neo version of the V30, right?
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