It replaces a Bugera which is not bad but gives more character to my V 22 Perfect for the blues. I find it a bit more midrange and it would be a more aggressive chouilla a Celestion Greenback. That said a G12M alone in a combo or open back cab in do not usually behave very well, it tends to sound "arsh" while in this configuration the Legend GB12 does not exhibit this kind of defects and thus restrict doing rather better. In short I am telling, excellent hp perfect for low power amps british mind thanks to its high efficiency. Are a clear prickling well in the high mids which makes it nice for the same country, a crispy crunch and a good general behavior in the low distortion thanks to well-balanced. For the price you can hardly find anything better.
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In contrast to the more British sounding Red Coat series see the previous issue , the company describes the Legend and Patriot models as a typically American sound statement.
As a rule, these speakers sound warmer and darker than the Red Coats. The focus is on the low mids and a milder treble range. With watts and an efficiency of dB, it is one of the strongest candidates in the group tested. It sounds surprisingly dark with a strong emphasis on the low mids.
The treble is very reserved and mellow. A direct comparison with the Heritage Celestion G12M shows how pronounced these characteristics are. It is necessary to add a little presence and treble to prevent the sound from becoming too dark.
The dynamics are extremely stable. With more filigree or somewhat quieter styles of playing, the sound is not quite so good. At lower volumes, it is lacking in overtones and the breadth which, for example, are essential for a good blues tone. Thus it is better able to bring its strengths into play with single-coil guitars, whereby it can tame harsh or exceedingly bright-sounding amps to the point where playing through them becomes fun again.
It makes a good combination, for example, with very aggressive and bright-sounding Marshall JCM or series amps. Here it develops tremendous drive, sufficient bass, and a very pleasant treble that makes such amplifiers appear in an entirely different light. On the whole, is well suited to admirers of riff-based rock who are in search of punch, low-mids, and juicy solo sounds.
This, too, makes it very appealing. It comes with a so-called hemp cone, making it a direct competitor with the famous Tone Tubby speaker, which also has a membrane made of woven hemp. The Cannabis Rex clearly came out on top in this comparison. Moreover, it seemed to have a somewhat more linear and balanced frequency response curve than its competitor.
Its treble is not quite so dark and the mids are more transparent and open. This speaker positively surprised me in every respect, because it is incredibly versatile. It sounds fantastic for jazz, fusion, blues or rock. The lip-smacking highs are extremely full-bodied: almost as if someone turned on a harmonizer.
While the manufacturer recommends this speaker above all for jazz and country, I also liked it a lot for blues and rock sounds. A Fender amp sounds wonderfully warm and rich in midrange with this speaker, but without sacrificing its typical tone characteristics.
The Celestion provides the British highs while the Cannabis Rex supplies the tonal depth and the dark midrange, thus making for a very three-dimensional overall result. Possibly inspired by a s B-movie horror film. It is apparent from the very first tone why this speaker bears this distinctive name.
It may even possibly be the best speaker I have ever encountered for these genres. Its drive and stability are unrivalled. The frequency spectrum is chosen so that one always obtains good results from clean to high-gain. But after all, that is what it was made for. It presents thick, stable bass, distinctive mids and absolutely impressive highs that never get too harsh or too brash.
For this genre, it is also superior to a similarly stable Electrovoice 12L, because the Swamp Thang sounds rawer, more rock-infused, and thus more fitting. So if you play through a rack with a three-channel preamp stage and want to perform high-gain classics with plenty of drive and contour, you should definitely test this speaker. The is a pure vintage low-budget speaker approx.
It sounds open and thoroughly American, with crisp mids and marvellously pretty highs. On the bass end it is restrained and taut. In the test, it sounded very impressive with tweed combos, which need an adequate means of developing their crisp attack and raw rock-n-roll personality.
It sounds bright but not harsh , open and transparent. The basic sound is woody and smoky, exactly the way one imagines a Fender vintage tone. A direct comparison would surely be very interesting. This speaker proved to be a really outstanding match for that amp too. Above all, the bass sounds similarly clear and rock-infused. With a Telecaster, it develops a raw twang that could be very appealing to rock-oriented country players. On the whole, its tonal spectrum comes close to old Jensen ceramic speakers, whereby it delivers a little more power and stability.
It has stronger mids, very supple highs, a little more bass than its brother. It is at its best when used with distorted amps, whereby it develops a lovely, Dumble-flavoured tone. Purest blues. You can get singing solo lines even at low volumes, which pleased me especially with a Les Paul or ES A certain resemblance to the Heritage Celestion 65 is obvious.
However, the sounds a little milder and less rock-infused. This is an outstanding solution for owners of small combos who want to get across blues or fusion with singing solos.
The does have a power rating of W and thus offers enough drive and stability to keep it from ever sounding muddy or washed out. On the whole, the Legend series has been unfairly relegated to the shadows. On the relevant forums for guitarists, the sonorous names of the Red Coat and Patriot series receive much more attention.
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