Celestion Guitar Speakers / Celestion G12H 55 Hz Low Res Heritage 30 15 Ohm

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Celestion speakers started in Hampton Wick England in 1924. Celestion Radio Company and Celestion Limited were formed in 1927, and two years later the company moved across the Thames to Kingston. The company grew rapidly, but was hit by the depression.

Wartime restrictions forced Celestion and the nearby British Rola Company to produce loudspeakers to the same specification; British Rola bought Celestion in 1947 and formed Rola Celestion and moved production to Thames Ditton in 1949. Rola Celestion was bought by Truvox - a manufacturer of public address systems in 1949.

Celestion developed the first dedicated guitar speaker T0530, what came to be known as the Alnico Blue and with its marriage with the Vox AC15 and AC30 a legend was born. In 1968 the company started production in Ipswich, moving all production there by 1975. Celestion developed the speakers that then powered the Blues and Rock Revolution in the late 1960's and early 1970's with speakers such as the G12M Green Back and G12H. Over recent years Celestion have remade some of their finest and most sort after speakers.

Watford Valves have supplied speakers to the music industry for over 25 years and with the benefit of hindsight can honestly say that for guitar or bass Celestion's are the best speaker's money can buy.
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The Celestion G12H 55 Hz Low resonance Heritage speaker is an exact recreation of the 30 watt low resonance "pre Rola" G12H. Original Vintage G12H 55 Hz Celestions are very sought after for their thick sustain and growling bottom end punch. These were made at the request of Marshall to have a deeper response and were used in the Bass 4 x 12 cabinets to partner the Marshall Superbass head.

The unique tonal characteristics of the speaker and the overdriven characteristic made this the Guitarist choice. These were used by the cream of rock guitar as they were used by Hendrix, Blackmore, Kossoff and Page and opened the classic era of British rock music
So why is this speaker so special and why do other speakers not match its tonal character?

At Marshall's request Celestion developed this speaker for Marshall and it had be tonally the same as the vintage original. To make it tonally the same every detail of the original speaker had to be meticulously reproduced.

The voice coil winding lengths and voice coil materials were exactly reproduced. The Original materials were used for the coil former and dust cap with exact dimensions and specification. The cones edge treatment and adhesives were exactly replicated and finally two of the most vital sound secrets. The cones material properties changes tonally over time and so the cones were manufactured to replicate this.

The originals magnetic flux and the demagnetisation also changes over time and Celestion replicated this. The cones thicker pulp composition was also reproduced to give the Heritage the same character as the original vintage G12H 55Hz items.

Celestion have built these speakers to recreate the classic sound of the Original 55 Hz G12H for the guitarist who want that authentic British Rock Sound. The deeper and tighter bass response and warmer projection of a Vintage G12H 55 Hz made this the favourite speaker of the cream of rock guitarists as they were used by Hendrix, Blackmore, Kossoff and Page.

The result was a perfectly aged and sounding replica of this iconic speaker suppling the unmistakably creamy tones of the Original "pre Rola" era G12H 55 Hz Low resonance and made, like the originals in England. In my view It does not get better



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