Dating marshall speaker cabinets

29 Jan

The Celestion speakers are great for softening distortion and overdrive.

Versatile sound – not only can this cabinet offer amazing volume but it can also be configured in mono or stereo.

This is after the JCM 800 era, so 15 years ago is more accurate.

But I have never seen a cabinet with G12M-70s, only 65s or 75s.

But I am going to guess the speakers were replaced.

I have 2 JCM 800 cabs, both with G12M-75s and I am not the only person who thinks the G12M75s give Celestion a bad name.

G12M70s were only offered in cheap Marshalls something like 20 years ago for a limited period of time.

After they phased them out and switched to the G12M75s at least they were only used in Marshall's budget amps.

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After playing both for about 1/2 hour I realy liked the 800 sound because it is realy an into your face sound. As far as I know the JCM 800 cab is the most recent model (1987-1990) because it can handle 300W so I suppose it has the same speakers as the standard 1960 cab. G12M70s were only offered in cheap Marshalls something like 20 years ago for a limited period of time.

I am pretty sure they are still using the same mold for them as they did back then (some of the molds got wrecked and they had to make the molds again - the G12M-80s were one of them, so the new mold model is the Classic Leads).

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They sound just like the G12M-75s as well, except they are rated at 75 watts.

I doubt that G12M70s would sound significantly better than 75s when they are a cheaper model of the same speaker.