Celestion Heritage Series guitar speaker.If the G12M was to become a classic,it was the G12H with its heavier magnet that really characterised the sound of rock guitar for the new breed of player that emerged in the 1960s. The new Celestion G12H is a perfect recreation of the low resonance model,right down to the voice coil former material, glue formulations and vintage, solder-only tag panel. Suitable for use in all cabs, it exudes thick, syrupy tones with a deep, growling bottom end. Responds to overdrive distortion with a crunchy grit emphasizing the top end.
With its fast attack and tightly controlled low-end, the G12-65 became a firm favourite in the '80s with hard rock players. The precisely tuned midrange and crisp defined top-end contribute to an aggressive crunch sound that punches through the mix while the mid-range warmth and detail give weight and depth to single notes.
Known simply these days as the "Greenback", the G12M's fabled "brown tone" is characterised by a warm, controlled low-end, a rich, vocal mid-range and a delicate, detailed top-end. Loaded into a 4x12 and driven hard, these speakers exude warm, crunchy chords and sweet searing single-notes. When pushed into overdrive it has a colorful crunch and focused top end.
It's hard to escape the sound of the G12H, just listen to any Hendrix recording and chances are you'll be hearing a whole raft of them powering the guitar out of the mix.
These faithful re-creations capture the unmistakeable mojo of late 60s rock guitar tones. The Heritage Series G12H (75) features a 75 c/s 'lead' cone for an alternative tonal balance that places a little less emphasis on bass frequencies. Choose this version if you prefer a tighter bottom end with a punchy upper mid-range and sparkling highs.