Is it possible to play metal on vintage guitar speakers?

By | April 5, 2021

I have had a relatively long-term plan to fill an empty Mesa box I have with mixed speakers to have as a Swiss Army box for recording use. A couple of different speakers are already on the wish list, but before I hit and start shopping, I thought I would check out what is lying and dusting in the basement under the studio. (In English at the bottom of the page).

Of those that were in working order, there were three nice vintage speakers plus I had a lying one at home that I do not really know what it is. It’s probably a twelve inch PA speaker so it gets to be a bit of a joker in the game. In this week’s video, I go through how the different speakers sound, tested with guitar sound from medium dist to very dist. There are some surprises, such as what may at first seem like rubbish can actually help support other sounds.


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Can you play metal on vintage guitar speakers?

I’ve had a relatively long plan to fill up an empty Mesa-cab I have with mixed speakers to have like a Swiss army-cab for recording duties. A couple of different speakers are already on my wish list, but before I actually start buying stuff I thought I’d take a look in the basement under the studio to see what we have laying around.

Among the fully playable speakers I found three pretty nice vintage speakers, plus I had another at home that I do not really know what it is. It probably is a twelve inch PA speaker so I’ll just throw it in there as a joker in the game. In this weeks video I’ll go through how the different speakers sound, tested with guitar sounds from moderately amounts of distortion to disgusting amounts of distortion. A few surprises came up, like what first seemed to be a trash sound could actually help to support other sounds.

Ulf Blomberg
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