Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
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Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)

Vintage 30 (8 Ohms), Guitar speaker from Celestion belonging to the Vintage 30 model.

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Hatsubai06/18/2011

Hatsubai's review"My go-to speaker"

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
The Celestion Vintage 30 has been one of the most used and most notorious speakers of the guitar world. This has been the predominant speaker when it comes to heavy metal recordings, and for good reason. It’s a standard 12’’ speaker with a ceramic magnet, 60 watts worth of power and comes in either 8 or 16 ohm format.

In the midst of speakers delivering a classic breakup, there was a need for a higher wattage speaker that could handle the extreme riffs that metal players were dishing out left and right. Celestion introduced the Vinage 30 as a means to allow the guitarist to scoop their mids but still allow them to cut through even the most dense mix.

This speaker is very polarizing. Some people love it, and some people hate it. Those that love it enjoy that it handles low tunings well, cuts nicely, records very easily and seems to really excel at a higher gain setting. Those that hate it mention the mids are too harsh, it doesn’t break up nicely and lacks that sweetness some of the more vintage speakers have.

Personally, I’m a huge fan of this speaker. I’ve used this as my main speaker for the past decade, and it has never let me down. I never had issues cutting, and it handles the extreme low tunings without any problem. It also remains tight without sounding like cardboard or too stiff. I never really understood how people could complain about the harshness, but I guess it’s all in how you’re setting the amp. I find this speaker tends to work better with my 5150s and Dual Rectifier better than my JCM800, so it could also be the gear you’re using.

I highly recommend the speaker, but considering how polarizing this speaker is, I recommend checking it out first. If you can, try it in a Mesa or Bogner cab as those tend to sound the best, in my opinion.
myriam63660_en03/27/2008

myriam63660_en's review

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
- The all in one HP: great for cleans but also for distortion: thick sound, great bass and treble, spike in the mids. Brand new, treble fréquencies can be a little harsh but it's much better when broken in
- had two of them in my 2x12 mésa vertical rectifier, i like the warm tone they provide, but i wanted more bite for my heavy distorsion patchs so i swaped one of the V30 for a century vintage. The century vintage sounds not as huge as the V30, but it has more clarity and definition.
- V30 are excellent HP, you can't go wrong with it.
myriam6366006/13/2009

myriam63660's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
- Used for two years
- The V30 has a fairly solid, with big bass a little slobbery, but also treble Submitted a big bump in mdiums. New, the treble can seem aggressive but once trs Rod was a better balance in the frequencies.

- For those who have a string with naturally dark and lments rglages mat, the V30 may seem a little too sharp right level, there is the ability to marry the century vintage, which removes ve a little thickness to the signal but provides a richer level of the sound spectrum

- I started a cabinet with V30 in 16 ohms (SERIES correct) then I had a V30 into 8 ohms (in stiletto msa) and there is a big difference between the two versions:

- 16 ohms gives the V30 sound moderneplus ampleavec more bass, the reserve of power, and just under mdiums, however I find that the cold estplus V30 8 ohms ... suited to me for mtal

V30 8 ohms them give a more classiqueavec less bass, and a kind of small natural distortion at the speaker quirend the sonplus warmer than the 16 ohm V30 ... I think suited to blues, rock and blues rock gnral
awks10/29/2007

awks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
Vintage 30 excellent, one of the best HP Celestion.
Greenback 25 ... even better is the top IMHO.
Century .... s also a superb sound, halfway between the Vintage 30 and Greenback.
G12H30 ... trs Grrenback a warm, bluesy trs ... a favorite of Eric Johnson
G12K100, must love ...
G12T100, plutt Designed to be alone in a cabinet or combo with one HP, but bites plutt Try the well-shuffled with G12T75 V12-60 or X-shaped, 4 * 12 especially if you have any hybrids or Mosfet100 heads.
Century Vintage trs .... nice .. and well equilibrated (especially lightweight: 1.7kg 4.7kg for the Vintage 30, for example). It's really an HP discovering.
G10L35: old made in England found in Cab.1965 80s. In addition to size, a plutt sounds good, and a little between G12M/G12H G12T75 but without the low ct mdium often referred to drooling.
G12T75: arrtez to say anything ... we must try to understand it better. It is designed to be in 4x12 and turn heads with Marshall 100 watts, and nothing else, then combines 2 or 2 with other types of 97dB HP G10L35 .....( looking for prf ence versions made in England of the 80s ...)
awks09/21/2007

awks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
Vintage 30 excellent.
Greenback 25 ... even better is the top IMHO.
G12H30 .... s also a superb sound, halfway between the Vintage 30 and Greenback.
G12K100, must love ...
G12T100, plutt Designed to be alone in a cabinet or combo with one HP, but bites plutt Try the well-shuffled with G12T75 V12-60 or X-shaped, 4 * 12 especially if you have any hybrids or Mosfet100 heads.
Century Vintage trs .... nice .. and well equilibrated (especially lightweight: 1.7kg 4.7kg for the Vintage 30, for example). It's really an HP discovering. Personally I prfre at Vintage 30.
G12T75: arrtez to say anything ... we must try to understand it better. It is designed to be in 4x12 and turn heads with Marshall 100 watts, and nothing else, then combines 2 or 2 with other types of 97dB HP G10L35 .....( looking for prf ence versions made in England of the 80s ...)
djé3105/16/2005

djé31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
I just bought two Vintage30 (110 euros each in Toulouse) to replace two original G12T-75 on my Marshall 1960A. I put up every two (on the advice of the seller) because they have an efficiency 3dB suprieur over G12T-75, the distribution is better and more homogne.
When I changed, what diffrence ... I still can not. I have a 100w head H & K Triamp, the sounds, they are clear, crunch or saturated, have all changed over high mdiums, DEFINITIONS better in the low (I September 1 strings, Septimus is a LA) and more than prsence. I play in a band and everyone felt the diffrence (I'm also quite agree with the opinion of the Previous HP). One hears much better, more distinctly. The bad is that his cot is very colorful but hey, with all the advantages that the HP amne ...
I await the arrival of two century vintage, to eliminate this hrsie what the G12T-75 ...
aliascross09/29/2004

aliascross's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Vintage 30 (8 Ohms)
I use Vintage 30 for 2 years now.
I manufactured a similar 4 * 12 cabinets. Thanks I was able to compare several HP:
- Celestion Vintage30
- Celestion Century Vintage
- Celestion G12H100
- Celestion G12T75

The Vintage30 a particular grain. It is above the top of the spectrum that emerges, ie the low standards are not ... Still, the sound is INTERESTED because it brings a nice color to mdiums. Moreover, as the bass are not too Submitted, he can cash the guy! well ... if I have time, I will add this notice records that the house ... , 0) to compare what I Submitted 4 HP ...

In Manir gnrale, use only the Vintage 30, I do not seem to be a solution INTERESTED ... it must be shuffled with other HP have more bass, as the G12H100 is really wonderful to have sound trs heavy with big bass ... it's really night and day between one and Vintage30 G12H100 ...

The Century Vintage, it keeps the grain of the Vintage 30 in the treble, with a little more mdiums creuss ... but unless the G12H ... For low is substantially the same thing a Vintage 30, with a tad more even when ...

The G12T75, I do not even speak ... not worth the trouble ... we are really far from other HP ... It is not TElement the sound itself is bad ... but it lacks precision TElement of that drool, and final result is misrable.

In conclusion, I would say that is Vintage30 are Intrets if mix with others.
To receive the mtal, I suggest that (with a 4 * 12 for example) 2 Vintage 30 on top and bottom G12H100 2.

If you have any comments for me prcise this advice, Do not hesitate! , 0)