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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Speaker Replacement Recommendations Peavey Bandit

Hi guys!
Wanted to get some opinions on a speaker replacement for my Bandit (latest model/Chinese). I am planning on getting a Carvin V3MC in a few months, but I am looking for a speaker upgrade on my Bandit to get me by till then. I checked a few threads and it seems the most recommended are the Governor, Black Widow, and V30. I have listened to sound samples of various ones, but it is a tough call when you can't hear it in person. No guitar stores near me have a demo set up so you can hear them, so I am trying to go off sound samples on the net. I thought I would ask you guys as most people here seem generally knowledgeable. I play mostly medium to higher gain lead stuff (not death metal type gain, more Petrucci type gain) but also play electric blues and am starting to learn fusion as well. Basically I need it to be great at high gain and at least good at cleans, and have good definition for leads. Currently playing a Carvin ST300 with Evos (coil split also) and while I can tame the highs well enough (mahogany neck thru evens it out decently) I don't want a speaker too "tinny" as it will sound terrible w/ the Evos I think (or too muddy!). Also not wanting to spend an arm and a leg as this will be a backup in 3-4 months. Advice is appreciated and thanks!
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I boought 4 35 watt eminence legends a couple weeks ago, and man they are SWEET!
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For me, the best is to mix speakers, a pair with one sound and the other to to reinforce the lack of the others.
What I'm using in my 4x12 cabinet right now is a pair of V30s and a pair of veteran 30s (from warehouse guitar speakers). The high mids of the V30 are improved with the extra top end of the veteran with less mids than the V30s, so I can enjoy a nice clean sound and a great defined distortion. They sound pretty much the same but I can improve a lot the sound.
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I guess it proves that tone is subjective. I removed my v30s for the eminence legends.

One was blown though, so I. Guess I can't be too harsh on them.....
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For me, the best is to mix speakers, a pair with one sound and the other to to reinforce the lack of the others.
What I'm using in my 4x12 cabinet right now is a pair of V30s and a pair of veteran 30s (from warehouse guitar speakers). The high mids of the V30 are improved with the extra top end of the veteran with less mids than the V30s, so I can enjoy a nice clean sound and a great defined distortion. They sound pretty much the same but I can improve a lot the sound.
I hear you on that, but mine is just a 1x12". But I agree with your idea on the speaker mixing, if I had a cab I would. Yeah I was thinking about a V30...so many people use them, they can't be bad. I'd rather go cheaper if I can though.
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For me, the best is to mix speakers, a pair with one sound and the other to to reinforce the lack of the others.
What I'm using in my 4x12 cabinet right now is a pair of V30s and a pair of veteran 30s (from warehouse guitar speakers). The high mids of the V30 are improved with the extra top end of the veteran with less mids than the V30s, so I can enjoy a nice clean sound and a great defined distortion. They sound pretty much the same but I can improve a lot the sound.
Thanks for the info. I have only heard of WGS in the last couple of days. An American made speaker from KY. They claim their veteran 30 doesn't have the freq. spike. So if their sound is real close what gives? Just the blending advantage? Thanks again VFF
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The WGS Retro 30 is much better than both the Vet30 and V30.
Better highs, mids and lows. Great note articulation. Sounds great with my Laney, Soldano, 6505, JSX and Recto. Where the V30 and Vet30 sound less consistent from amp to amp.
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The WGS Retro 30 is much better than both the Vet30 and V30.
Better highs, mids and lows. Great note articulation. Sounds great with my Laney, Soldano, 6505, JSX and Recto. Where the V30 and Vet30 sound less consistent from amp to amp.
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If you are getting a nice Carvin soon why waste money on the bandit? You will spend more on a quality speaker then the whole amp is worth.

I'd just save my bucks toward the Carvin.
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The WGS Retro 30 is much better than both the Vet30 and V30.
Better highs, mids and lows. Great note articulation. Sounds great with my Laney, Soldano, 6505, JSX and Recto. Where the V30 and Vet30 sound less consistent from amp to amp.


I like that speaker too lol They sound great (at least in the demos), they are so cheap and american made... I'm gonna get a pair soon.

This is a clip of the retro 30s, the guitar with a dimarzio super distortion pickup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMlvCHPODKk
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I like that speaker too lol They sound great (at least in the demos), they are so cheap and american made... I'm gonna get a pair soon.

This is a clip of the retro 30s, the guitar with a dimarzio super distortion pickup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMlvCHPODKk
The comments say that was in a Bandit, and man it sounds good! Is that George Lynch playing in the video? I saw him at a clinic here just outside Detroit. That guy can shred. Another top notch player you don't hear so much about.
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If you are getting a nice Carvin soon why waste money on the bandit? You will spend more on a quality speaker then the whole amp is worth.

I'd just save my bucks toward the Carvin.
That's why I said i didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. Not getting the Carvin for 3-4 months and I have to play some gigs in the meantime. Plus it will make a nice backup.
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I don't want a speaker too "tinny" as it will sound terrible w/ the Evos I think (or too muddy!)
I don't want to turn this into a pickup discussion, but have you tried an Evo 2 in the bridge instead of a regular DP159? It helps more than you think.
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I don't want to turn this into a pickup discussion, but have you tried an Evo 2 in the bridge instead of a regular DP159? It helps more than you think.
No, I am happy with the way it sounds. It is currently not to tinny at the moment. But I think if I got a real trebly speaker it might. That's all I was saying. That's the main reason i got a mahogany neck, and it does help the spikeyness.
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