Are All Guitar Amps Better Through EV Speakers? [Princeton, AC15, 50-watt Plexi, Matchless]



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The fabled EVM12L with four classic guitar amps – heavenly or horrific?

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Welcome to the show! Now there was a time when the Electro-Voice EVM12L speaker was the Undisputed King Of Drivers. Some argue that it still is, but for the most part the dear old EV has taken something of a popularity battering since its 1980s heyday.
Nevertheless, I’ve become marginally obsessed with chasing some Dumble-type tones of late – Mick here, hello – and that has led me down a path of acquiring an EV or three. I really //really// like ’em. And then, during a chance happening with Andy Timmons just recently, Dan and I were served up stark sonic reminder that these can be great on the end of all kinds of amps. Watch that show here https://youtu.be/CMdG-WjTtgk
All of which got us to thinking… What about some amps that you wouldn’t normally associate with the hallowed 200-watt behemoth loudspeaker? Could it ever sound good with the Princeton or an AC15, for example? Let’s find out…

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• TheGigRig Three2One
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• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner
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• Keeley D&M Drive
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• Source Audio Collider Delay & Reverb
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Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 What are we doing today?
1:57 The Andy Timmons EV incident
3:35 Today’s amps
4:18 Of course there are variables
5:12 Princeton Reverb into Jensen C10R
6:55 Princeton Reverb into EVM12L
9:12 AC15 into Celestion Greenback
11:22 AC15 into EVM12L
16:13 Marshall 1987x intro
17:05 Marshall into two Celestions
20:10 Marshall into two EVs
22:10 Marshall thoughts
23:38 Matchless into two Celestions
26:50 Matchless into two EVs
30:34 Matchless cleaner tones
34:00 Closing thoughts


Guitars in this episode:
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged - no video yet
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/rnQ4OIJFTgY

Amps & cabs in this episode:
• Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb with Jensen C10R speaker
• Vox AC15C1 with Celestion G12M Greenback speaker
• Matchless C-30 head with Matchless ESD212, 1 x Celestion G12M Greenback & 1 x Celestion G12H Anniversary
• Marshall 1987x head
• 1980s Mesa 212 with 2 x EVM12L speakers

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