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Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker 8 Ohm

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These G12 replacement speakers drive the EVH 5150III amplifier to deliver ultimate Van Halen tone. They're the result of Edward Van Halen and Fender joining forces in an incredible collabor... Click To Read More About This Product

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These G12 replacement speakers drive the EVH 5150III amplifier to deliver ultimate Van Halen tone. They're the result of Edward Van Halen and Fender joining forces in an incredible collaboration.

Throughout his career, Eddie Van Halen has sought out original Celestion 20-watt Greenback speakers to load into his recording and performing rigs. So, when designing the EVH 5150III it was to Celestion that EVH and Fender turned in search of that vintage Greenback sound.

Celestion's Heritage Series G12 M speakers are a faithful reproduction of the original 1960s 20-watt Greenback and for EVH they provide the ideal solution. However-in order to give this speaker a look that is unmistakably EVH-a specially designed label, featuring the Van Halen logo and unique EVH striped design, along with a black-painted can that evokes the memory of the rare and much sought after Celestion "Blackback" speakers, were added.

Specifications
  • Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
    Power Rating: 20W
    Nominal impedance: 8 ohms, 15 ohms
    Sensitivity: 96dB
    Chassis type: Pressed steel
    Voice coil diameter: 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Voice coil material: Rounded copper
    Magnet type: Ceramic
    Magnet weight: 35 oz. (0.99 kg)
    Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
    Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
    DC resistance, Re: 6.57 ohms, 12.3. ohms
    Diameter: 12.2" (309mm)
    Overall depth: 5.1" (130mm)
    Magnet structure diameter: 5.9" (150mm)
    Cut-out diameter: 11.1" (283mm)
    Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", (7.9mm) diameter
    Number of mounting slots: 4
    Mounting slot PCD: 11.7" (297mm)
    Unit weight: 7.9 lbs. (3.6 kg)
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CelestionG12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Over the top is an understatement!

I threw this bad boy in the 1x12 valve jr cab to replace the 70 watt eminence lady luck(70 watts for a 5 watt amp?). This speaker embodies the full natural sound...Read complete review

I threw this bad boy in the 1x12 valve jr cab to replace the 70 watt eminence lady luck(70 watts for a 5 watt amp?). This speaker embodies the full natural sound of whatever style you are going for. On ten she breaks up smooth and is still tight playing quietly. If you are looking for a great sounding low wattage speaker that will fit any circumstance this is it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

CAUTION: 20 WATTS!

20 watt speaker. MUST use 4x12 halfstack w/ 50w or 60w 5150/6505 amp.

Can use NO LESS THAN TWO CABINETS (FULL STACK) WITH BIG 100-120W...Read complete review

20 watt speaker. MUST use 4x12 halfstack w/ 50w or 60w 5150/6505 amp.

Can use NO LESS THAN TWO CABINETS (FULL STACK) WITH BIG 100-120W HEADS!!!!! must have two, no halfstacks you WILL blow your new speakers

Can NOT be used in 2x12 with ANY "gig/jam sized" head, not even the 50 watters.

CANNOT BE USED WITH ****ANYTHING***** except tiny 5w vox/epi/blackstar bedroom amps in 1x12 cab

conclusion: not compatible with most evh signature amps.

not really a 12" guitar speaker, being utterly unuseable and unapproved for use by manhfacturer ratings in >95% of situations where guitar 12s are used...off label use is not covered by warranties and not officially encouraged. who runs with a full stack EVERY time these days?? nobody. it wont fit in most cars even.

celestion shoulda cloned a 30w greenback. whats up with speakers that dont support a standard 100-120w head on a single 4x12 halfstack?????

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5.0

EVH speaker for my Friedman Runt

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

Really good sounding speaker. I am especially impressed with the clean tones that this speaker produced. I am playing it through my Friedman Runt 20 watt head and matching speaker cabinet. I was surprised that this speaker was made in the UK and not in some other country. I only have about an hour on it so far and know that it will sound better when I get some more hours on it, buy I am impressed with the tone of this speaker so far. I believe it is a good value for the money.

 
5.0

Celestion EVH, excellent !!!

By Carl

from NYC, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

      These are 25 watt speakers. They are the same exact speaker as the heritage g12m EXCEPT they have EVH graphic covers. They sound great! You can verify this info easily with Celestion. A quad in a cab will handle 100 watts safely.

      (5 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      CAUTION: 20 WATTS!

      By Fyl

      from OC, California

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Incompatible W 6505 Amps
      • Low Wattage

      Best Uses

      • Fu
      • Full Stack Only

      Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

      20 watt speaker. MUST use 4x12 halfstack w/ 50w or 60w 5150/6505 amp.

      Can use NO LESS THAN TWO CABINETS (FULL STACK) WITH BIG 100-120W HEADS!!!!! must have two, no halfstacks you WILL blow your new speakers

      Can NOT be used in 2x12 with ANY "gig/jam sized" head, not even the 50 watters.

      CANNOT BE USED WITH ****ANYTHING***** except tiny 5w vox/epi/blackstar bedroom amps in 1x12 cab

      conclusion: not compatible with most evh signature amps.

      not really a 12" guitar speaker, being utterly unuseable and unapproved for use by manhfacturer ratings in >95% of situations where guitar 12s are used...off label use is not covered by warranties and not officially encouraged. who runs with a full stack EVERY time these days?? nobody. it wont fit in most cars even.

      celestion shoulda cloned a 30w greenback. whats up with speakers that dont support a standard 100-120w head on a single 4x12 halfstack?????

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect driver match for my Strat

      By gzc_stageTech

      from Wichita, KS

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great tone
      • Great Value
      • Tight Upper Midrange
      • Warm But Not Boomy

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

        I broke the driver in for 24 hrs with a 30Hz signal at 8V. This helped the driver sound when installed in an Avatar G112 cabinet. Great tone. Compliments the Strat and Teli perfectly. Even the LP sounds rich through it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easily worth the cost

        By Liveshort

        from NorCal

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

          Great upgrade, classic tone of the sixties and seventies. excellent in closed back cabs for the Marshall style of amps. Be aware these take awhile to break in so give them several hours, like 40 or more before you start to hear their real tone. I use them in a 1966A 2X12 cab. Made in England just like the Heritage Greenback. Definetly worth what they cost. I love the harmonic overtones these express so well.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally that sound!!!!!

          By Pietro Galante

          from Worcester, MA

          Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

          I wanted to wait until I broke this speaker in before doing a full review. I bought 2 of these. I have them each in a 1x12 cab. Both closed back and stacked. I use these speakers with a Valve 105 "bimbo" head. The Valve 105 is basically a 5 watt Marshall JMP. It's an awesome little amp for that classic Marshall sound at bedroom volume. It makes the class 5 sound like a toy. It uses 1 el34 tube, 2 12ax7's. The Valve 105 and this speaker are a match made in heaven. I have a 2002 Gibson SG standard with the 490/498 pickups but with original black beautie capacitors and CTS 500K pots. I play mostly blues and straight AC/DC. I don't care about other styles of music. I was trying to nail that classic Angus Young tone but on a bedroomish scale. AC/DC's sound is easy to obtain with the right tools. Yet like most people I don't live in an arena where I can blast a vintage 100 watt Marshall through several 4x12s. I did try the non Heritage g12m-25 watt greenbacks. I just couldn't get THAT sound with them. These EVH speakers are tonally superior to the normal greenbacks and are tonally identical to the g12m-20 watt Heritage. Which were at the time $80 more. Why pay more for the same thing? After break in the bass just kicked in. Very deep, The mids are very pronounced, The highs are softer and not shrilly. Like all Celestions. Prior to break in they sound a little nasally. Yet these sounded really great out of the box. They just keep getting better every time I play. I finally can get that Angus Young tone without buying a 1977 Marshall JMP or JTM45 or Superlead plus 4x12 with 1970's Celestions. This is the speaker to pair with your Marshall for any Classic rock sounds. I would imagine they would sound great with any amps. But I will never know cause I found my sound and I am done.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EVH Celestion Speaker

          By rooster

          from Oregon

          Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

          I purchased two of these from Music123. The solder tabs shown in the pic are not accurate anymore - Celestion changed these to a modern style push-on type. So don't be disappointed because of that. These are great sounding speakers, made in England, and - other than the solder tabs - are identical to the Heritage G12M. I am really not clear why Celestion dropped the price of these starting in May 2010, but they did. I suspect they are being phased out for lack of interest in things EVH but I don't know for certain. My point is, if you want to have a Heritage G12M for $149 and can live with the EVH label, don't hesitate. I like EVH, don't misunderstand..

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wide Sounding Speaker

          By TubeMan99

          from Flagstaff, AZ

          Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

          If I had to use one word to describe the Celestion G12EVH speaker, it would be "wide." The sound field has good depth from low to high with smooth mids. Also, this speaker is the real deal made in the UK.As and aside, before buying any replacement speaker, I suggest visiting Celestion's web site. There you can find out about power handling, magnet weight/type, 15 vs 16 ohm, breaking in a new speaker, and even the story behind Greenbacks and Blackbacks. Overall, Celestion has done a fine job making this speaker, so I was compelled to give it 5 stars in all categories.

          (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Over the top is an understatement!

          By Pleasantly Surprised

          from cali

          Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

          I threw this bad boy in the 1x12 valve jr cab to replace the 70 watt eminence lady luck(70 watts for a 5 watt amp?). This speaker embodies the full natural sound of whatever style you are going for. On ten she breaks up smooth and is still tight playing quietly. If you are looking for a great sounding low wattage speaker that will fit any circumstance this is it.

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          CELESTION Vintage Greenback + EVH = AWESOME

          By Vintage Lover

          from Ontario, Canada

          Comments about Celestion G12 EVH Van Halen Signature Guitar Speaker:

          I want to offer a whole hearted thank you to Eddie and Celestion for making one of the greatest speakers ever made accessible to the public once more. 60's Greebacks are one of, if not the most, iconic speakers in rock history, I used to think I'd have to win the lottery or something to own one. With this speaker designed to exact vintage specs anyone can have the sound of legends. Break this baby in and you will play on it and love it for years.

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