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

Published 22 Jul 2022

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
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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Pedals & gear used in this video
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner

• 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:

Amps & cabs in this episode:
• Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb with Jensen C10R speaker

• Vox AC15C1 with Celestion G12M Greenback speaker
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• Matchless C-30 head with Matchless ESD212, 1 x Celestion G12M Greenback & 1 x Celestion G12H Anniversary

• Marshall 1987x head
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• 1980s Mesa 212 with 2 x EVM12L speakers

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