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Received my Celestion V-type (clipz)

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ~BURNY~, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. ~BURNY~

    ~BURNY~ Member

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    Got this from the delivery man today:

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    I put them in my old 4x12 Harley Benton Cabinet. Not great but it was my best option right now.

    Right now, the speakers are 100% new, out of the box.



    *By the way, I need to define a protocol to test that theory but I think speaker break-in is a myth.
    Suggestions welcome.


    Anyway...



    First impression in the room:

    OMG they're awesome (classic post-GAS wow factor syndrome)

    Very smooth top, toooonnnns of mids, tight low end and great pick attack translation (more so than the usual V30, kinda greenbackish in that area), very pleasing overall.



    Second impression (under the 57):

    Err, maybe that's a tad too smooth and too middy, almost a bit nasally. Good thing is that the frequency response is very even and the mic is very easy to place.



    Third impression (blended with Mesa 30, 50/50):

    I think I love it. Fullest tone I ever had I think.




    And now some clips from TecksMusic (forgot his forum nickname, sorry dude) with the usual suspects.

    TS808 - 6505 - sm57

    I used my TAD silencer to push the power section just a bit.

    Celestion V-Type

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    Mesa V30(I have made better tone with this one tbh, that's just a quick reference point)

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    *The ugliness of the carpet dosn't affect the result.

    Blend 50/50


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    Voila.

    Again I'm open to suggestion on the best method to "break them in".
    I'll post a before after clip, even if it disprove my point. :lol:
     
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    I take it nobody gives a flying fuck.

    Or is this so embarrassingly bad that no one wants to comment?

    Should I make impulses?
     
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    They seem really even sounding. Usually, there's something that sticks out on a tone clip, but these seem really so well balanced bass/mid/high-wise that I can't find anything to complain about.

    And yes, make some IRs now please. :)
     
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    It has a different flavour... I like it!
     
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    the blend sounds awesome!
     
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    That was lumping awesome. Make an impulse!!
     
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    The V30 still wins for me. It just has the "right" sound. The V-Type sounds very smooth and doesn't sound bad, it just is lacking some of the upper frequencies the V30 delivers. To me, the V-Type actually sounded as if it had less gain than the V30.

    Thanks for sharing the soundclips bud!
     
  8. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Yeah, the V-Type is definitely smoother, and the blend does sound great.

    Have you recorded anything with the XXX cab you have there? :)
     
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    I haven't really found its place yet. It's a nice live cab but I haven't succeeded to emulate that Arch Enemy tone (Maybe I need an ATM250DE). It's a bit on the other end of the spectrum compared to V-type.

    I guess I can post a clip too. I'll do that later today and I'll make a couple of IR's from the V-type too.

    Might be interesting to try the V-Type with a more aggressive mic like the I5.
     
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    I really like the tone of the second clip you had posted, the 'more aggressive' tone.
    Very, very cool.
     
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    That's my fave too so far.:)
     
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    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Yeah, that's a bit harsh, but I bet it'd sound great in a nasty death metal mix. Maybe angle the mic a bit more off axis? The Arch Enemy tone definitely has a bit of that uber agressive high-end going on, though.
     
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    Good point, I need to try it with the HM-2, maybe I could get some Bloodbath style tones.
     
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    To break in speaker cabs I run an ipod/phone into the fx return jack and play bass-heavy music (usually some kind of house or techno or something, you just want lots of movement) with the cabinet facing down at the ground to muffle it for 12-24 hours.
     
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    You essentially want to get the paper used to moving back and forth so that it gets used to the motion - think of it like a money bill becoming softer over time. despite being crisp as fuck at first.
     
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    When I was studying the professor was breaking in a speaker by playing a sine wave between 10 and 20 Hz for hours.
     

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