Guitarists can obsess about a number of modifications that they need to do to their amps or guitars (I’m certainly guilty here!
), all while their old 4 x 12 cabinet sits around waiting. " and you may well hear a reply of, "Oh just whatever Celestions I think." Those that are more educated may be able to tell you which particular Celestion speaker model is in their cabinet, but may not fully understand the crucial significance of tone that one model can have over another.
Properly identifying Carvin guitar amplifiers can be much trickier than identifying Carvin guitars and basses.
From what I have read Jensen's alnico speakers were what were used in fender amps most of the way through the 60, then they switched to ceramic mag Jensens after CBS baught out Fender.
On the other hand, If you go onto the Celestion, many of the players that are generaly though of as having fender gear are listed as using G12's. The one that was made famouse by BB King, and SRV but I also want to be able to really kick up the gain and rub some funk on the whole thing.
The company merged with a clothing company in 1970 and the result was named Celestion Industries, which in turn became Celestion International in 1979.
In 1992 the loudspeaker part of the business was sold to Kinergetics Holdings, which also bought KEF.
The Celestion G12M-25 Greenbach Speaker handles 25W.
The old adage, "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" can definitely be applied to the topic of speakers.
The earliest Carvin amps had the same logo as was found on guitars, basses and other instruments, shown at left.
This logo appeared on all Carvin amps from 1954 (and possibly earlier) through 1960.
Worn or mismatched speakers in wattage or impedance (ohms) are one thing, but different speaker designs also provide dramatic changes in tone and response for guitarists.