I have a pair of the Celestion g12 30's from 1983. They are in a 2 X 12 Avatar semi-open back cab. The best thing I could find about them is that they sound ok in a closed back cab and Ingwie Malmsteen (spelling?) used them. I don't have a ton of studio space, so I try to use it wisely.
-1 X 10 Marshall closed back with a celestion vintage 10.
- The aforementioned 2 X 12 Avatar semi-open back with Celestion G12-30's.
-4 X 12 Marshall JCM 800 with Celestion G12-65's.
-Oversized 1 x 12 with Weber Blue Dog Ceramic
-2 X 12 with warehouse speakers "greenbacks."
-1 x 6 with weber signature alnico
I don't dislike the g12 30's at all, really. I'm just making sure I wouldn't be better off with different speakers in that particular cab.
I've got an old Marshall 1x12 cab with a G12-30 in there. I always try it out on lead guitar but it's not really too special imo. Doesn't sound any better than my 4x12 with Celestion 75's most of the time.
Still if it's not pushed too much it can sound cool. There have been times we used it over the 75's. Mainly doing loud punk stuff. You have a kickass assortment of cabs and speakers by the way.
You have a kickass assortment of cabs and speakers by the way.
Over the last year or so, I've gotten serious about making sure the instruments sound good even if the bands have garbage gear. I bought some nice pres and comps and thought to myself, "Great, now I can clearly and accurately capture crappy gear."
So, I got a yamaha stage custom kit, a sans amp bass driver with a p bass and a couple guitars, a couple guitar amps and all those cabs. For what it's worth, I built one of the 2 x 12's and the 1 x 6". I really don't have much of a budget as I only record very part time.
Now, as long as they have decent songs, it should sound good. Yay.