Jon S. wrote:
jonarobb wrote:I'm the minority here I'm sure but the California Ceramic 12" with some custom tweaking is the closest you'll get to a JBL with a Weber.
I rotated a paper dust cap Ceramic Cali through several of my amps 3 or 4 years back. Didn't do much for me and eventually sold it. What do you think of the Celestion Classic Lead 80 in similar applications (I'm a fan of the CL80 for bold, clean tones that sound good and hold up well under low or high power)?
Haven't had a chance to check out the Celestion Classic Lead. I rarely use new production speakers that are marketed for guitar. I've been using Weber speakers as a last resort as far as new production stuff. I tend to buy up all the old drivers, baskets, etc I can find and just keep those in stock. Recone them and resell them to clients when they blow a speaker or they're looking to upgrade their rig to something new, and a little more pro-minded. As long as the frequency range, sensitivity, and power handling, surround and cone material are up to my standard, I'm not that discerning. I stick to JBL, EV, Altec, Gauss and Fane. Celestions always seemed cheap to me, construction wise.
I still recommend thinking outside the box, and try something different. I love JBL's for instance, but instead of just using D, K and E series, I started experimenting with their other drivers. The 2130, the 2202H & 2204H, the M-121, etc...