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Old 07-10-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Alnico Blues or Greenbacks?

So I've settled on getting a Vox AC15 amp, but now I have to choose between speakers. I know Edge used the blues and that they're essential for the classic Vox chime sound but I've heard that they're a less versatile speaker than the greenback. I would be playing more than just U2, so I'm kind of wondering what speaker would be the best. Plus I can get a AC15 with greenbacks for $420 on Craigslist, whereas one with the blue speaker would be $800. Any advice for a newbie to tube amps?


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Old 07-12-2015, 05:42 PM   #2
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hi i have the AC15CC1x great amp blue speaker spot on for U2/Edge but if your playing
a mix other than U2 then greenbacks would be a good choice too.what about a used
AC15 with blue speaker? i find prices now pretty good in the used 2nd hand market
just an idea though. big difference from $800 new to $420 but the blue speaker does
makes a difference.
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Blue or a silver would be better than a green.


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I am the weirdo who doesn't like Alnico speakers. I'm all about the ceramics.
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What differences causes to the sound? I dont understand yet
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I found the Alnicos to be brighter and had a tendency to become brittle. Maybe that's just me, though. I find my favorites to be Greenbacks and Creambacks. They're more full, organic, and round to my ears.
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