claytushaywood wrote:Whatdya think? Do you have to have a JBL E-120 to play foolish heart and a k-120 to play st stephen?
All opinions are much appreciated!
obviously not all opinions are appreciated!
what you need to learn is what flat response means, what frequency range the speakers you have tested or want to use have, and what the sound pressure levels(SPL's) are for the speakers. do your homework and find out what makes the speakers unique from one another. how would you know the difference from one e or k to the next when you have only tried 1 e? i have tried commonwealths, webers, jensens and many other speakers, NOTHING BEATS MY JBL K or E120's jerry or not!
a 15 inch speakers does not have the same specs as a 12 inch speaker, and a closed back cabinet does not have the same response as an open back cab. a speaker will produce more bass in a closed back cabinet. a 10inch speaker will have less low end response then a 12inch. many factors go into how a speaker will perform for any given cab or rig. if you tried a speaker in a closed back cab you need to try the same speaker in an open cab and then a partial open cabinet. all three will be different.
so you want pickups, preamps, amps and now speakers simliar to JG, but are not after his sound? not even a little? many have picked an era, tried to epitomize it, and carry there own with it. you are no different then most here. the reason k's and e's get beat to death is because there is nothing like them. PERIOD! just listen to jim shank, john kadlecik, mik bondy, hogan, tigerstrat, and a host of others who use them. many people have searched for the cheaper alternative only to end up with JBL's. are they all JG clones? no, they each are unique but some of those guys are using what he had and carrying that flag furthur. to each his own, right! so i am not emphatic about k and e 120's to be a dick, i am trying to save you the road many others have already been down. in the end it is the cheaper path!
believe it or not.
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