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Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker  

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The ultimate expression of that '60s/'70s British sound. Thick, raunchy tone with lots of mids. Great in a 1, 2, or 4x12" open- or closed-back setup. 75W RMS handling, 150W peak. 8 or 16 ohm impedance... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The ultimate expression of that '60s/'70s British sound. Thick, raunchy tone with lots of mids. Great in a 1, 2, or 4x12" open- or closed-back setup. 75W RMS handling, 150W peak. 8 or 16 ohm impedance.

Eminence recommends The Governor-16 as a direct replacement in the Peavey Valveking 412, Windson 412, Supreme XL 412, and the Marshall 1960AV speaker cabinets. Eminence recommends The Governor-16 as an alternative replacement in the Behringer Ultrastack BG412S and Ultrastack BG412H speaker cabinets.

Features
  • Classic 60s/70s British rock tone
Specifications
  • 75W RMS handling, 150W peak
    8 or 16 ohm impedance
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
7 year parts and labor warranty against defects on all speakers sold under Eminence name.


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EminenceRed Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker
 
4.9

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (53)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (13)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12)

Reviewed by 57 customers

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5.0

Amazing Sound

By Witz

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Improves amp sound

Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

Amazing improvement to my amp tone and sound when I swapped my stock speaker with the 8 ohm 12" Eminence Governor speaker. I have a Laney Iron Heart 30w combo and while the stock sound was good, the Eminence instantly brought the amp to a whole new level. The lows, mids and highs are all crisper with tight response. This speaker has a HUGE magnet that delivers amazing sound. Noticeably louder than the stock speaker. I play dropped tuning and this speaker kicks out great sound while not getting muddy. Sounds great with OD and distortion pedals in front of the amp. Very easy to install. I am now a huge fan of Eminence speakers.

 
5.0

Excellent upgrade

By Bruce

from York, PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Reasonable Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Gigs

    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

    Wanted to make the sound from my Spider-IV a little fuller and a little less edgy, especially with a Strat & Les Paul. These speakers produce a deeper and warmer sound overall. Some of the presets in the Spider-IV that were downright painful with the Celestions are at least listenable now, and the clean sounds finally do the guitars justice. The magnets are bigger, naturally, so the amp weighs more than it did. However, for me that's a small price to pay for the definite improvement in sound.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    New life in a old cabinet

    By RTF

    from Central Fl.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

      I replaced a celestion speaker,in a open back cabinet that sounded good clean but fizzy with any distortion or overdrive. With the Governor, I just can't say enough about the improvement that it made,and it's not even broke in yet! I can't say how it would sound in your rig, but I'm more than happy with this speaker change.

       
      4.0

      All rounder, beastly sounder...

      By Maxim Savino

      from Rochester ny

      Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

      Great speaker, not sure why its more expensive than some of the other red coats. The low end on this speaker is very tight, and the highs are crystal clear and articulate. This speaker really handles everything I have put into it well. The governor does take a few hours of playing to really break in but sounds GREAT. I recommend this for just about anything. It is similar to a Celestion vintage 30, but just sounds more articulate. This is not a pure rock speaker, but it does like break up in the cleans nicely, and push distortion. Palm muting with lots of gain sounds very tight and bassy on these. Awesome stuff.

       
      5.0

      Awesome speakers to upgrade your sound.

      By Sonny G

      from Isanti, MN.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Heavy Duty Construction
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

        I replaced the celestion speakers I had in my Laney 4 X 12 cabinets with these speakers and I'm very pleased with the upgrade. I play in a loud Black Sabbath tribute show and these speakers really do the job quite well. The price is good, the construction is very heavy duty, over all a great speaker.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So far so good, so there.

        By Snake Convert

        from Fond du Lac, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

            Saw some recommendations for this speaker as a replacement for the stock speaker in a Peavey 6505+ combo. Having made the swap, I'd have to agree. Clean tones sound good, but more importantly for type of music we play (Opeth, Megadeth, Maiden, etc.), it makes a good, tight and punchy match for the 6505's high gain distortion.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Upgrade In 80's Peavey Bandit 65

            By Snouter

            from Connecticut

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                Vintage Peavey Bandit 65 is considered among the all time best tube-like solid state amps and by replacing the stock Scorpion with The Governor is sounds even more like an amp with EL84 power tubes.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really made a huge difference

                By Billy6c

                from NJ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                  I have a Peavey 112 Valve King and hated the harsh tones. This speaker fixed the problem and added a nice deep warmth. My Les Paul screams thru this amp now where before....it was shrill.
                  A really great upgrade.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By MDAC69

                  from Ft Rucker, AL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                    Picked this up to replace the original Celestion in my Behringer 120. Immediate improvement on sound quality. Adds amazing depth to my playing. I should have replaced the speaker years ago.

                     
                    5.0

                    All out CRUNCH and TONE!

                    By Larry

                    from Dawsonville, GA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Screw Holes Are Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" 75W Guitar Speaker:

                    I upgraded to this speaker from a Celestion Greenback that came stock in my VHT Classic 18 combo amp. Right out of the box I could tell that this speaker was much better quality than the Celestion. The Celestion weighs in at a measly 7.8 lbs. This speaker weighs in at 10.7 lbs!! The magnet is nearly twice as big and the cone itself seems thicker and more robust. Even the speaker wires going from the quick connect tab to the cone are braided, where as the Greenback's are rubber coated and seem frail. Don't get me wrong, the Celestion is a good speaker for older tones such as Hendrix and Zeppelin. But if you are looking for something a little more modern with a classic crunch to it, look no further. I will admit, the mids are a little overwhelming at times, but the tonal range and breakup between cords is absolutely beautiful. The lows are nice and boomy with a good thump to them; and the highs are clear as day. My only complaint so far is that the screw holes were a tad small for my amp and didn't line up quite right. I eventually forced it in there with 3 out of 4 scews tight and secure. The 4th one is on, but well...it will probably rattle out eventually with the noise this thing creates. Bottom line is this: if you want a great crunchy tone that is clear and prestine, do yourself a favor and buy this speaker.

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