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    So I’ve been looking for the upper mid push of this speaker for quite a while now without realizing it. Vintage 30s are expensive, though. Should I be looking beyond the Governor and the Veteran 30 as options? Which of the two do you prefer?

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    Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

    Eminence cv75.
    I do not own them but have played through a fellows 2 12 with the 16ohms in it. They sound good to my ears. Really close to the V30's I figure. Maybe a touch more to the bass on the CV and a little less treble.

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    • #3
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      WGS vet30


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        Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

        Originally posted by Blille View Post
        WGS vet30
        I already have a 16-ohm Governor and am looking for its mate. Honestly I’m kind of leaning towards the Veteran 30 not because I dislike the Governor but because the WGS has a lower SPL. And I really have enjoyed the Green Beret pair I was using, so I have a high opinion of WGS in general.

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        • #5
          Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

          Theres a speaker thread on here that has a You Tube Video where they compare speakers with about 3-4 Vintage 30s in the comparison along with a 65 and at least a dozen 70s and 75s.

          Side by side I'm sure you'll come to the rational and logical conclusion that Vintage 30s are the still best. no matter which one you pick.
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          • #6
            Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

            Originally posted by misterwhizzy View Post
            So I’ve been looking for the upper mid push of this speaker for quite a while now without realizing it. Vintage 30s are expensive, though. Should I be looking beyond the Governor and the Veteran 30 as options? Which of the two do you prefer?
            I'm a WGS fan but not of the Vet 30. I find the Vet to be dull and dark for me. I much prefer the Retro 30 as it's a lot livelier and brighter.
            Last edited by Ascension; 02-21-2019, 11:08 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

              My favorite in order are:

              1. Mesa Vintage 30
              2. Marshall MFV30
              3. WGS Veteran 30
              4. Celestion Vintage 30
              5. WGS Retro 30

              Based on your requirements, I think the WGS Retro 30 would be the best option. It is more reminiscent of the Celestion V30 than the Veteran 30 is.

              I own all the speakers I listed, but I haven't owned a Governor. The many clips I've heard of it have left me unimpressed though.
              However, I do personally like the Veteran 30 better than the Retro 30. But that does not mean it is better...
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              • #8
                Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

                Electro Harmonix makes a version at $44

                https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ydAtkQhC0ICigA
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                • #9
                  Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

                  Just buy used Mesa / UK
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                  • #10
                    Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

                    Originally posted by Van Noord View Post
                    I own all the speakers I listed, but I haven't owned a Governor. The many clips I've heard of it have left me unimpressed though.
                    I've played through one, and in the room, they sound alright. Throw a mic in front of one, and it falls apart, though. Fizzy highs, hollow mids, and boomy lows. Even in the room, I'd take a Chinese Vintage 30 over a Governor any day of the week, personally.
                    Last edited by Rex_Rocker; 02-22-2019, 07:37 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

                      Check the Wizard. governors are more like a g12H75.
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                      • #12
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                        If you want a Vintage 30, get a V30. They pop up used every once in a while for a lot less cash.
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                        • #13
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                          I agree, just hunt v30's until you find one at a good price. They are cloned and copied for a reason.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

                            I might just buy a new one. It looks like they’re only $25 more than the ripoffs.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Vintage 30 type speaker recommendation

                              Originally posted by misterwhizzy View Post
                              I might just buy a new one. It looks like they’re only $25 more than the ripoffs.
                              Wouldn't call similar speakers just a rip off. Depends on the cab and amp but I for example prefer the WGS Retro 30 in an open backed cab to a Celestian Vintage 30 in most cases. They have different tones and it's the tone that counts not the name IMO. Let you ears be the judge not a brand name.
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