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Old 04-02-2005, 03:09 PM
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Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


For all of those familiar with both speakers, which do you prefer?

My options to replace the 75 watt Celestions with is either the Classic Lead 80 or the 70 watt version of the Vintage 30s, which I believe are nearly identical except wattage (which makes me lean to the Classic Leads because the Major is a beast as for output wattage... ie for safety!)

The amps are a 96 Marshall JCM 900 SL-X, and a 69 Marshall Major.

I never get a chance to play a cab with the Classic 80s, so I am going on faith / trust in others opinions here.

UPDATE:

I have 2 JCM 800 series Marshall cabinets, from when they were handwired, and I dont think they were birch, so they are pretty good cabinets. Pretty good cabinets, you have to pay around $1200 for a new Marshall handwired cabinet these days comprable.

But I don't use the straight one, just the angeled one. I have an offer for 4 speakers of my choosing for my straight cab. This description on harmony central is what I have always heard about the Classic Leads, and is EXACTLY what I am looking for from a speaker too!

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guita...c_Lead-01.html

Sounds pretty good?

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Old 04-02-2005, 03:30 PM
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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


Its a matter of taste. Classic Leads sound like upgraded 75s in my opinion. My cab has V30s.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:17 PM
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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


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Its a matter of taste. Classic Leads sound like upgraded 75s in my opinion. My cab has V30s.
The clips on celestion.com sound like warmer brighter V30s very much. What do you mean by upgraded 75s?
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:35 PM
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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


Id take CLs over 75s.

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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


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Id take CLs over 75s.
I got that much, but dont they have a lot of mids and less lows and better highs than 75s more like a V30 with less bass and a little smoother?
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:54 PM
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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


Classic Leads are more "V" sounding than V30s in my opinion.
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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


I've got CL80's and 75's in my cabs with a Bogner head and I like it
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:10 AM
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Re: Vintage 30s vs. Classic Lead 80s?


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Classic Leads are more "V" sounding than V30s in my opinion.
Yes that is the impression I was under too, but both speakers are voiced in a vintage manner where the 75s have scooped mids and sound way too numetal or something for me.
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